The Inevitable Change

By Annette Allen / March 1, 2023

It’s inevitable. Members of senior management leave or retire. To maintain consistent leadership andhigh performance, it’s necessary to develop and implement succession and knowledge-transfer plans forsenior management positions. As disconcerting as changes in leadership can be, perhaps it’s a bit more concerning when that change involves a critical part of the company’s information technology operation…

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RNAissance Ag names agri-tech leader Steve Meyer new CEO

By SPN Newsroom / October 13, 2022

TechAccel LLC, a Kansas City-based technology and venture development company investing in scientific breakthroughs for healthier agriculture, today announced that Steven Meyer has joined subsidiary RNAissance Ag LLC as chief executive officer.   Meyer most recently was chief operating officer at Lucy Scientific Discovery Inc., British  Columbia, a cGMP manufacturer of psychotropic compounds for therapeutic uses. Prior…

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2022 Heartland Developers Conference to bring hundreds of attendees to CHI Health Center October 3 – 4

By SPN Newsroom / September 14, 2022

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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Nebraska startup announces $5 million pre-seed funding round

By SPN Newsroom / August 29, 2022

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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Callers to Coders, led by AIM Institute, upskills Physicians Mutual employees with tech training

By SPN Newsroom / August 3, 2022

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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Agtech startup announces seed funding from Invest Nebraska and others to speed up development of fertilization-irrigation tech

By SPN Newsroom / July 27, 2022

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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Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken to become charitable app GiftAMeal’s largest restaurant partner, feeding families facing hunger in 12 states

By SPN Newsroom / June 29, 2022

With a growing number of Americans relying on local food banks for help finding their next meal, Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken will join GiftAMeal as the app’s largest restaurant partner to help feed families facing hunger across 12 states, according to a press release issued today. Nearly one million meals have been provided by GiftAMeal…

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Technology Association of Iowa announces opening of annual Prometheus Awards nominations

By SPN Newsroom / June 22, 2022

The Technology Association of Iowa (TAI) announced recently the opening of its annual Prometheus Awards nomination period. Presented by UHY, the Prometheus Awards unite innovators and leaders from technology, business, education and government to celebrate this year’s most momentous achievements in Iowa’s technology industry. “Each year we are incredibly impressed by the talent and passion…

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