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Phynd-ing physicians at your fingertips faster!

By Razia Aziz-Seible / August 19, 2019

Omaha-based health tech company, Phynd Technologies, transforming care delivery networks with a consumer-centric provider information platform that promises to reduce health care system costs while increasing revenue. We live in a digital age; thus, we expect that any data we seek should be readily available at our fingertips, and at most, no more than a…

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Omaha based Bot Image raises money on Start Engine

By Tom Chapman / August 16, 2019

On the 8th of August, Bot Image filed paperwork with the SEC that they had received $355k in funds from outside investors. The company used Start Engine, a cloud funding website that has helped more than 275 companies raise more than $100mm in investments. Bot Image is an artificial intelligence software tool for accurately identifying…

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Nebraska’s homespun mini surgical robot company inspires support

By Razia Aziz-Seible / August 7, 2019

Virtual Incision Corporation (VIC), founded on the collaborative efforts of two professors in the University of Nebraska ecosystem, has once again secured additional funding for its in vivo surgical robotics platform. On July 3, the company closed $1M in debt financing from Sioux Falls, South Dakota-based investment firms Bluestem Capital Company and Prairie Gold Venture…

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Omaha-based GrainBridge helps farmers maximize profits

By Justin Krug / July 31, 2019

Farming has advanced substantially over the last 50 years, with faster and more efficient equipment, advances in fertilizer and pest management, GPS technology, and precision planting – to name only a few. These production innovations have helped farmers operate more efficiently, increase yields, and ultimately be more profitable. GrainBridge has added to this list of…

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Big Omaha furniture partner Hutch moving into bigger space to do more

By SPN Team / July 24, 2014

As Nick Huff likes to tell it, he’s most comfortable in motion. It’s a good thing, too. The co-founder of Hutch has had to move a lot of furniture as of late.

From a two-car garage, to the nethermost depths of the Old Market, to a small storefront in Midtown Crossing, Huff and his business partner, Brandon Beed, have gone from hobbyists to full-blown furniture retailers in less than a year.

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Ellen Gustafson delivers a passionate, salty talk on sustainable food systems

By SPN Team / July 23, 2014

The salty vocabulary of prodigiously successful, serial social entrepreneur Ellen Gustafson added extra passion to the closing speech at Big Omaha. Gustafson describes herself as a “sustainable food system activist, author, innovator and social entrepreneur.” She co-founded FEED Projects, is the co-founder of Food Tank: The Food Think Tank and a number of other businesses related to changing food systems. She’s also the author of an upcoming book called “We the Eaters.”

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