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3E Software Raise Late-Stage VC

By Aidan Chapman / July 23, 2019

In June 2019, 3E Software, a Fayetteville, Arkansas company that simplifies and improves financial systems through the use of their online platform, received $300 thousand in a round of late-stage venture capitalist funding sponsored by Community Bank Investors of America and Cadron Capital Partners.  3E Software provides its financial software through its platform, Teslar. Teslar is based…

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Pikazo takes art to the next level with neural network AI

By SPN Team / May 28, 2019

  Pikazo gives users a tool to create personal digital art with just two clicks. Business partners Mike Mages and Curt Hamilton have leveraged their artistic and digital expertise to utilize a cool app to help anyone easily create interesting, unusual, and beautiful artwork. Mike is the owner of Pikazo, an iOS app that uses…

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North Bend-based CropMetrics optimizes irrigation with sensors, science, and service

By Laura Neesen / May 24, 2019

CropMetrics is giving growers greater insights in their irrigation practices with its precision irrigation management software platform and service offering. Unpredictability is an enduring facet of agriculture; from wind and rain to sun and soil, farmers must be masters at managing the countless variable conditions that affect their business. CropMetrics is innovating a technology solution…

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iEXCEL Revolutionizes Healthcare Education through Immersive Technology

By Tom McCauley / May 17, 2019

Everybody’s gotta start somewhere. That includes the doctor hitting your knee with a mallet. And the nurse splinting your child’s broken arm.   And the EMT saving your life. University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Interprofessional Experiential Center for Enduring Learning (iEXCEL) employs real-life visualization and simulation technology to educate students and professionals in the healthcare…

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What is machine as a service?  Ask Milwaukee-based SteamChain

By SPN Team / April 29, 2019

Milwaukee based startup SteamChain recently raised capital for a new concept called Machine-as-a-Service (“MaaS”). MaaS is a new idea of selling industrial machines based on performance metrics collected from the machine. Basically, MaaS is a combination of technologies that allow payments and contracts to be tied to the actual performance of a machine – rather…

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What is an ecosystem: A Sioux Falls ecosystem report

By Amy Gehling / April 25, 2019

“Ecosystem” and “ecosystem building” have been hot terms in the world of entrepreneurial development lately. As cities begin to realize that fostering entrepreneurship is a great economic tool for growth; new strategies are being developed to make cities more “entrepreneur-friendly.” One of the first questions community builders should be asking is how they can assess…

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