Corporate Innovation

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Deep dive: startups, contracts, cyber insurance and more

By SPN Newsroom / March 18, 2021

This is a guest post from Irena Ducic of Embroker, a digital insurance company.  As small businesses or startups grow, so do their needs for expanding their networks of business partners and collaborators. In order to stimulate and accelerate growth, business relationships are formed, partnerships are forged and third-parties are hired to help provide value…

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GiftAMeal continues to expand reach of hunger-fighting app with new chain restaurant partnership

By Tom McCauley / March 3, 2021

GiftAMeal, a mobile app that helps people discover new restaurants and provide meals to the food-insecure, announced today that it has teamed up with Lion’s Choice, a St. Louis-based regional chain (with locations throughout Missouri, Illinois, and Kansas City) that has been serving roast beef sandwiches since 1967. Beginning today, Lion’s Choice customers are eligible…

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With support of local business and tech leaders, new website aims to encourage interest and participation in STEM

By Tom McCauley / March 1, 2021

To help remove barriers to tech education, address the ongoing shortage of tech workers in the Silicon Prairie, and spark interest in science, technology, engineering and math careers, the Omaha STEM Ecosystem and the AIM Institute have launched the online STEM Community Platform, presented by Cox.  The STEM Community Platform, located at stemplatform.org, connects youth,…

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InsideOutside.io to host free virtual fireside chat tomorrow

By SPN Newsroom / February 17, 2021

Thursday at 10 a.m., Brian Ardinger of the InsideOutside.io podcast will host a virtual fireside chat with Stefano Mastrogiacomo, co-author of the book, “High-Impact Tools for Teams: 5 Tools to Align Team Members, Build Trust, and Get Results Fast.” The event is free and will feature a Q&A session. Mastrogiacomo is a management consultant, professor…

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Certified Cell gives users more autonomy over technology

By SPN Newsroom / February 12, 2021

An up-and-coming Omaha startup is advising iPhone users to think twice before swapping out their old or damaged devices for new ones. Joshua Hample, co-founder and CEO of Omaha-based startup Certified Cell, says in many cases, defects that seem irreparable are actually fixable, though wireless carriers don’t necessarily want you to know that. Hample said…

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ReEnvision Ag develops new way to plant

By Tom McCauley / February 5, 2021

A northeastern Iowa agtech startup is developing technology that will change the way farmers plant crops, all while saving them money and reducing environmental impact. Nora Springs, Iowa’s ReEnvision Ag is one of five agriculture technology companies participating in the AgLaunch 365 accelerator program, which aims to cultivate startups that will transform regional agriculture; create…

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New UP-developed technology builds better, safer trains

By SPN Newsroom / February 4, 2021

This is a sponsored post from Union Pacific Railroad. The physics involved in operating a freight train are amazingly complicated.  Think about it: thousands of tons of metal rolling on steel wheels over steel rail at speeds up to 80 miles per hour over a variety of terrain—up and down different grades—in all kinds of…

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