UNO first-year Computer Science major Zander Gibney’s favorite local nonprofit is—and we cannot stress this enough—the AIM Institute. Zander plans to pursue a career in video game development and spends a lot of his time buckling down to study. In that respect, he’s not unusual. Many university students study hard too, especially in the 24-to-48…

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Early-bird registration for Infotec 2020 is now open! Powered by the AIM Institute, Infotec is the Silicon Prairie’s premier annual business tech community gathering. Infotec 2020 will take place April 17 at Kaneko—a public, nonprofit, interdisciplinary cultural organization founded with the mission of exploring creativity across the spectrum of human activity, including art, science, technology…

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This week Bushel announced that it raised $19.5 million in a Series B funding.  The Fargo, North Dakota based company has consistently attracted money from around the country that is seeking to participate in the growing ag-tech market.  Fargo is one of the leading communities launching ag-tech startups in the region – including the Farm…

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This post was provided by Christina Oldfather of the Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development and a leader at NMotion. The Fall 2019 cohort of the NMotion Accelerator will pitch their businesses at Demo Day on December 18, 2019 from 6-9 p.m. at Nebraska Champions Club in Lincoln. NMotion’s Fall gBETA program kicked off during Lincoln…

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Guest Post: Christina Oldfather, Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship from the Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development Techstars Lincoln Startup Week, a week to celebrate, engage, and connect the entrepreneurial community, is back October 18th– 25th for its eighth year! The week successfully kicked off Friday night with a masquerade martini competition at Turbine Flats. Whether…

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Spear Power Systems filed paperwork with the SEC and announced that it had raised a round of outside capital this week.  In its Form D filing, the company identified that it had raised more than $14.5 million dollars in an external financing round. Spear Power Systems designs and manufactures lithium ion battery storage systems for…

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Like many regions in the United States, the Silicon Prairie significantly under performs expectations regarding female entrepreneurship.  This has led certain communities to place a premium on identifying high potential women with the goal of helping facilitate more startups from women founded companies. Today, Pitchbook published an article regarding the largest women led, venture backed…

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St. Cloud, Minnesota based Nexyst 360 filed paperwork with the SEC that it is raising $1 million in debt financing.  The notice identified that the company had raised more than $510k already and was still seeking partners to finish its round of convertible debt. Nexyst 360 is seeking to create a supply chain management platform…

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Wisconsin based Intellivisit continues to expand.  According to recent filings at the SEC, the company raised $692k this month from undisclosed investors. The company was founded in 2014 by Jay Mason, Jeff Miller, and Michael Eaton.  Since its inception, the company has expanded to serve customers in six states including many areas of Wisconsin.  This…

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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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