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This simple device from KinoSol could feed millions

By SPN Team / January 19, 2016

Based in Ames, Iowa, the KinoSol team is prototyping a revolution in food production that could save tons of wasted food each year. The co-founders of KinoSol are wrapping up field tests on the latest prototype of their lightweight, solar-powered dehydrator designed to increase the shelf life of produce and reducing post-harvest losses worldwide. Powered by the…

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Omaha Code School opens Star City Code School in Lincoln

By Rod Armstrong / January 15, 2016

Omaha Code School is expanding its world-class education program to Nebraska’s capital city. The Omaha Code School (OCS) has had a successful first two years in the community. Now OCS is expanding into the Lincoln market with the Star City Code School (SCCS). SPN sat down with Sumeet Jain and Andrew Ek to learn more. So why Lincoln?…

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Repair chain Gophermods expands into Des Moines and Omaha

By SPN Team / July 15, 2015

    Founder Casey Profita wired up his first Gophermods outlet while attending the University of Minnesota, and immersing his team in the college’s University Technology Enterprise Center (UTEC) program. Profita’s going-on-six-year-old consumer electronics repair company is now expanding from a regional perspective while the entrepreneur considers its potential as a national brand. “The economic downturn…

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