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Brian Ardinger Talks IO Summit, Nelnet, and Innovation

By Tom Chapman / October 9, 2019

Last week, SPN caught up with the Director of Innovation at Nelnet, Brian Ardinger.  Brian is also the founder of, makers of the IO Podcast and the IO Summit.  The Summit is coming to Lincoln on October 20 as part of the Startup Week festivities. The interview covered a number of topics and includes…

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Wichita Based Alyss Analytics Raises Another Round

By SPN Team / September 19, 2019

Wichita based Knoxx filed paperwork this week with the SEC indicating that it had raised another early stage round. The company which provides the Alyss Analytics engine helps companies deliver HR consulting services around a software product that captures and reviews audio and video submissions of potential employees.  The goal is to automate and review…

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Non-Dilutive Capital Grants Help Lincoln Startups

By SPN Team / September 9, 2019

LaunchLNK is a local program in Lincoln, Nebraska that helps startups find early stage, non-dilutive capital. LaunchLNK, and their partners provide $25,000 as a grant to early stage companies that agree to live and work in Lincoln for a year. This grant was modeled on programs in Buffalo, NY and St. Louis. In some instances,…

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