The Heartland Climate Tech Partnership today announced that they’ve officially launched a new resource database for innovative climate tech and clean energy businesses across the Greater Midwest Region. The database provides entrepreneurs with the tools they need to identify relevant programming and educational resources, attend networking and educational events and access critical design and prototyping resources. Using…

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The 2022 AIM Heartland Developers Conference (HDC) kicks off October 3–4 at the CHI Health Center in downtown Omaha. Presented by Farm Credit Services of America, HDC brings together companies, thought leaders, tech professionals and students in an immersive, software development conference experience. Attendees will experience keynote speakers, breakout sessions, an exhibitor hall and numerous…

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President Biden held a White House news conference today where he announced that the Heartland Robotics Cluster, led by Invest Nebraska, was one of 21 finalists awarded a multiyear grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration (EDA).   The Heartland Robotics Cluster includes Invest Nebraska, the University of Nebraska Lincoln College of Engineering,…

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Bluestem Biosciences, a renewable chemicals company maximizing agriculture and energy infrastructure through synthetic biology, announced today a pre-seed financing round of $5 million. Zero Infinity Partners led the round, including participation from Matt Vining, CEO of Navigator CO2 Ventures; Invest Nebraska; angel investor Robert Sali and Bluestem Co-Founder & CEO Billy Hagstrom.  Founded in January…

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OneKIN, a mission-driven technology company powering the future of retail for small businesses, has been selected for the Mastercard Start Path global startup engagement program, according to a press release issued by the company. OneKIN is joining the In Solidarity pathway, which is exclusively dedicated to supporting early-stage startups led by traditionally underrepresented fintech founders.…

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The St. Louis Equity in Entrepreneurship Collective (STLEEC), a cross-sector collaborative that advocates for equity – primarily related to race and gender – and fosters system-level change within the St. Louis entrepreneur community, has opened applications for its E3 St. Louis Leadership Institute (E3).  Facilitated by Forward Cities President and CEO, Fay Horwitt, E3 is…

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KCSourceLink has announced that Global Entrepreneurship Week – Kansas City, the metro’s largest celebration of entrepreneurship, has a new base camp for its 15th year, according to a press release issued today. The weeklong event that draws thousands to network, learn and grow will have its main events at iWerx in North Kansas City, Missouri,…

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The Callers to Coders program, part of the nonprofit AIM Institute’s partnership with Physicians Mutual, is currently introducing six employees to training in core data management. Physicians Mutual is eager to amplify the success and impacts of last year’s Callers to Coders initiative by again utilizing AIM’s Custom Training program. The 2022 cohort, which launched…

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Sentinel Fertigation, a technology company that has developed a platform to quantify nitrogen status in crops to anticipate fertigation needs, recently announced the close to an initial, $1.2 million seed fund round. The fundraising round includes investors from Invest Nebraska, Burlington Capital Ag-Venture, Nebraska Angels, Proven Ventures and several angel investors across the nation. Fertigation…

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Applications for the 2023 cohort of the Iowa Technology Leadership Institute are now open, according to a press release issued by the Technology Association of Iowa (TAI), a statewide member-based organization that strives to unite Iowa’s technology community. TAI’s Iowa Technology Leadership Institute develops tomorrow’s technology leaders through programming designed to fill gaps that tech…

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