Corporate Innovation

  • MedTech startups Notable and CicloMed collaborate on new technology to predict patient responsiveness to anti-cancer drug

    MedTech startups Notable and CicloMed collaborate on new technology to predict patient responsiveness to anti-cancer drug

    Notable Labs, Inc. (Notable), a clinical-stage predictive precision therapeutics company, and CicloMed LLC (CicloMed), a developmental-stage pharmaceutical company, today announced the beginning of a Phase 1B/2A clinical trial of potential cancer treatment fosciclopirox in patients with a deadly disease known as refractory acute myelogenous leukemia (AML). A Phase 1B/2A clinical trial is a crucial step…

  • Iowa Technology Summit call for speakers now open  

    Iowa Technology Summit call for speakers now open  

    The Technology Association of Iowa (TAI) announced yesterday that speaker applications for the 2022 Iowa Technology Summit are now open. The summit will be held on April 11-12, 2022, at the Iowa Community Credit Union Convention Center in Des Moines, Iowa. Applications to speak are now being accepted for the Iowa Technology Summit at technologyiowa.org/apply-to-speak-2022-its/.…

  • “Fail fast” or, the principles of Agile – The “A” Word – 07

    “Fail fast” or, the principles of Agile – The “A” Word – 07

    This is the seventh and final installment of the “A” Word, Emily Truax’s series of articles on Agile. The rest can be found here, here, here, here, here and here. Since we started our Agile rebranding adventure, our main focus has been on updating the terminology within the Agile Manifesto. We’ve updated the values with a fresh new…

  • Omaha tech nonprofit will honor industry leaders at upcoming awards ceremony

    Omaha tech nonprofit will honor industry leaders at upcoming awards ceremony

    For more than 25 years, the nonprofit AIM Institute has worked to grow a strong and diverse tech community through education, career development and outreach. AIM’s annual celebration and fundraiser, AIM Tech Awards, will take place at Omaha Design Center on Nov. 11. The event, sponsored by Cox Business, will bring the tech community back…

  • The “A” Word – 06 – OPEN RESPONSE TO CHANGE over A PLAN TO FOLLOW

    The “A” Word – 06 – OPEN RESPONSE TO CHANGE over A PLAN TO FOLLOW

    This is part six of the “A” Word, Emily Truax’s ongoing series of articles on Agile. For previous installments, click here, here, here, here or here. Full disclosure, I’m a nerd. (I know, it’s a shock, but I’m comfortable with who I am.)  I enjoy watching competitive esports, DOTA 2 especially. For the uninitiated, DOTA 2 is a…

  • Homegrown medtech company Centese develops game-changing device for surgery patients

    Homegrown medtech company Centese develops game-changing device for surgery patients

    A new Omaha-based medtech company has developed a self-cleaning chest tube system that provides more precise measurements for monitoring patients recovering from surgery on their heart or lungs.  Startup Centese developed the device, called Thoraguard. Through a novel self-irrigating mechanism, Thoraguard eliminates one of the main hazards of analog chest tubes: the need for medical…

  • A look at Nebraska’s investment landscape

    A look at Nebraska’s investment landscape

    Talk to tech entrepreneurs in Nebraska, and they’re likely to laud the region’s innovative spirit. Next-level startups like Flywheel, Buildertrend, Lunavi, Hudl and more have grown an international presence and put the Cornhusker state on the map.  Even a cornerstone enterprise like Lincoln-based Nelnet has implemented its own innovation division. Conferences like the IO Summit,…

  • Loophire secures $300,000 funding in seed round

    Loophire secures $300,000 funding in seed round

    In its first open round of seed funding, Omaha startup Loophire recently secured an investment of $300,000 from Nebraska Angels to support the disruptive recruitment model that Loophire CEO and founder Chris Jones believes will shake up the recruitment industry. The idea for Loophire first arrived as a sudden idea in the middle of the…

  • The “A” Word – 05 – Collaboration & cooperation over negotiation & compromise

    The “A” Word – 05 – Collaboration & cooperation over negotiation & compromise

    This is part five of the “A” Word, Emily Truax’s ongoing series of articles on Agile. For previous installments, click here, here, here or here. I once read a project proposal that made me cry. But not for the reason you might think. This proposal had it all: a clear and concise business case, a well-researched user…

  • Leash Pet Transportation puts pets on the go

    Leash Pet Transportation puts pets on the go

    Omaha startup Leash Pet Transportation was founded on the idea that, much like people, pets have places to be.  Whether it’s a session with a groomer, a day at doggy day care, or a trip to the veterinarian or a boarding facility, pet ownership can mean more errands, making humans feel like bona fide pet…