Posts by SPN Newsroom

Encounter Telehealth pairs patients with providers for psychiatric care

More than 85% of nursing home residents have a diagnosable mental health care need, according to statistics shared by Encounter Telehealth owner Jen Amis. However, many of these residents fail to receive needed treatments. Reasons vary, but location, logistical challenges, and continuity of care are major factors that can limit or impede access for this…

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Joni Cobb stepping down as Pipeline President and CEO

Pipeline President & CEO, Joni Cobb, together with her Board of Directors, today announced she will be stepping down from her current role at the end of 2019. Cobb said she made the decision to encourage a leadership evolution “propelling our high-performing organization into an intense planning period for the next chapter in our story,…

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2018 AIM Tech Celebration inspired and recognized Omaha’s local tech talent community

Last night, AIM Tech Celebration welcomed over 300 of the Silicon Prairie’s tech professionals and supporters to Founders One|Nine in downtown Omaha for an awards ceremony recognizing those who have made a profound impact within the local tech community. The uplifting evening was made possible by generous sponsorships and donations from the local community, and…

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Pivoting your startup is a sign you’re evolving, not failing

There have been several famous pivots in American business over the last twenty or so years. YouTube began as a dating app before pivoting to redefine entertainment and television as we know it. Instagram began as a location-based check-in app before pivoting to become the platform of choice for every celebrity and celebrity-obsessed teenager on…

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Iowa-based RosterApps acquired by Ohio software maker ARCOS LLC

ARCOS® LLC announced this month the acquisition of Des Moines, Iowa-based Sciengistics, Inc., doing business as RosterApps. ARCOS will retain RosterApps Iowa office and employees, which brings ARCOS’s workforce to more than 100 people. RosterApps is a provider of airline ground crew scheduling software. The acquisition will combine RosterApps’ airline experience and shiftwork technology with the…

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Cedar Rapids-based SwineTech raises a new round for planned expansion

In a recent SEC filing, SwineTech disclosed the raising of a $1.5 million debt round to begin its expansion into other states and countries. The company, based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is the provider of unique technologies that facilitate piglet safety during pork production. Using multiple proprietary technologies including acoustics and artificial intelligence algorithms, the…

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Wisconsin startup Dodles raised angel funding in September

Wisconsin-based social animation application company Dodle has raised $446,000 angel funding in a deal led by Bruce Hawley. Mike Sanders also participated in the round. The company has raised $2.75 million to date. The company was founded in 2014 by Craig Doriot and Patti Pirkey and has 18 employees. It is located in Combined Locks,…

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EquipmentShare Continues Hot Run

On October 5, Columbia, Missouri based EquipmentShare filed paperwork confirming an additional $10 million raise. This filing followed a late August filing that the firm had raised $25 million. This fund raise follows an A Round led by Romulus Capital and Insight Ventures––nationally recognized venture capital firms that don’t tend to invest frequently in the…

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Ensmarten Saturday: International IP issues for startups

By Beau Jackson Congratulations! You have developed or launched an innovative new product or service, and your business dreams are becoming a reality. It’s all very exciting. One thing you may not have considered much, however, is whether your innovations or brand are susceptible to infringement in the international context. Will competitors try to make…

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