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2020 Maha Festival cancelled, will resume in 2021

By Tom McCauley / April 7, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Maha Festival has been cancelled, festival organizers announced today. Originally scheduled for Aug. 5 – 8, the Maha Festival is a “four-day celebration of music and discovery” that attracted 14,500 attendees last year. The event will resume in August 2021. While the cancellation may seem premature, Executive Director…

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KANEKO: Putting Omaha on the Map

By Tom McCauley / March 11, 2020

Some might not realize it yet, but the arts and culture nonprofit KANEKO has fans all over the world.  “KANEKO puts Omaha on the map,” said Samuel Bertino, KANEKO’s Individual Gifts & Community Engagement Manager.  “It’s a place to come and see new and exciting things that are happening. Whenever we have people come in…

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Big Omaha Veteran, David Hauser’s New Book on Sale This Week

By SPN Team / September 16, 2019

In 2010, David Hauser, the founder of Grasshopper, joined Jeff Slobotski and Dusty Davidson on the stage at Big Omaha. He introduced the now ubiquitous standing ovation before the talk that made Big Omaha and many other Silicon Prairie experiences special for speakers.  Today, he announced that he has published a new book about his…

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Phynd-ing physicians at your fingertips faster!

By Razia Aziz-Seible / August 19, 2019

Omaha-based health tech company, Phynd Technologies, transforming care delivery networks with a consumer-centric provider information platform that promises to reduce health care system costs while increasing revenue. We live in a digital age; thus, we expect that any data we seek should be readily available at our fingertips, and at most, no more than a…

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Omaha based Bot Image raises money on Start Engine

By Tom Chapman / August 16, 2019

On the 8th of August, Bot Image filed paperwork with the SEC that they had received $355k in funds from outside investors. The company used Start Engine, a cloud funding website that has helped more than 275 companies raise more than $100mm in investments. Bot Image is an artificial intelligence software tool for accurately identifying…

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Nebraska’s homespun mini surgical robot company inspires support

By Razia Aziz-Seible / August 7, 2019

Virtual Incision Corporation (VIC), founded on the collaborative efforts of two professors in the University of Nebraska ecosystem, has once again secured additional funding for its in vivo surgical robotics platform. On July 3, the company closed $1M in debt financing from Sioux Falls, South Dakota-based investment firms Bluestem Capital Company and Prairie Gold Venture…

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Omaha-based GrainBridge helps farmers maximize profits

By Justin Krug / July 31, 2019

Farming has advanced substantially over the last 50 years, with faster and more efficient equipment, advances in fertilizer and pest management, GPS technology, and precision planting – to name only a few. These production innovations have helped farmers operate more efficiently, increase yields, and ultimately be more profitable. GrainBridge has added to this list of…

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