Corporate Innovation

  • Remote work allows more Nebraskans to live local, work coastal

    Remote work allows more Nebraskans to live local, work coastal

    There’s no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic upended the way millions of Americans work.   But how has the shift to remote work seen in some industries affected the Midwest? For three local tech workers, it’s provided the opportunity for them to work for coastal startups and tech companies while remaining in Omaha.  Researchers such as…

  • The pandemic led her to switch careers. Now, an up-and-coming UX researcher has brought Blacks in Technology LLC to Omaha

    The pandemic led her to switch careers. Now, an up-and-coming UX researcher has brought Blacks in Technology LLC to Omaha

    A frequently misquoted maxim by F. Scott Fitzgerald claims there are no second acts in American lives. And while it turns out the late Great Gatsby author actually meant the opposite of that, the line nevertheless entered pop culture. Whether Omaha-based UX researcher Carleá Jean Magee’s recent mid-career shift to technology counts as a second…

  • Second annual OnRamp Agriculture Conference launches virtually tomorrow, showcasing key issues in agtech and foodtech

    Second annual OnRamp Agriculture Conference launches virtually tomorrow, showcasing key issues in agtech and foodtech

    Over 400 corporations, investors and startups working in the agtech and foodtech industries will gather virtually tomorrow at the second annual OnRamp Agriculture Conference to discuss the future of agriculture and investment trends. The event takes place from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Thursday, July 15, and is hosted by gener8tor, The Combine and the…

  • Certified Cell gives users more autonomy over technology

    Certified Cell gives users more autonomy over technology

    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…

  • The new core web vitals: what should be on your checklist to pass it?

    The new core web vitals: what should be on your checklist to pass it?

    This is a guest post by Itamar Gero, founder and CEO of SEOReseller.com, a white label SEO and digital marketing solutions provider. Google has released a new set of metrics called the Core Web Vitals to help improve user experience. The June 2021 Core Update – as Google named it – was released last month,…

  • Inside Outside Innovation episode 256 released today, featuring author Amos Schwartzfarb

    Inside Outside Innovation episode 256 released today, featuring author Amos Schwartzfarb

    SPN loves to highlight the work of the Silicon Prairie ecosystem’s leaders and innovators. Since 2016, the Inside Outside Innovation podcast has delivered the latest news on innovation, technology and entrepreneurship every week to listeners for whom an outside-the-box perspective is a prerequisite for success. On this week’s episode of the Inside Outside Innovation podcast,…

  • Free webinar: Rapid Growth In The Face Of Uncertainty

    Free webinar: Rapid Growth In The Face Of Uncertainty

    At 2 pm today, Network After Work is offering a free webinar hosted by salesperson and bestselling author Matthew Pollard. The webinar focuses on transcending the “endless hamster wheel” of stalled growth. Organizers say participants will walk away understanding where they’ve gone wrong and how to get back on track with a few specific strategies.…

  • Time to stop the summer slide: Do Space kicks off its Summer Passport program this Saturday online

    Time to stop the summer slide: Do Space kicks off its Summer Passport program this Saturday online

    The summer slide isn’t just some scorching metal tube of playground equipment. It’s also a phenomenon you might remember from youth: that slackening of the mind that accompanies summer vacation and forgotten subject matter. In other words, the bane of all teachers everywhere. To #stoptheslide, Do Space is once again instituting its annual summer passport…

  • Women in Tech: Evelyn Espinoza-Macias

    Women in Tech: Evelyn Espinoza-Macias

    Growing up in a low-income Spanish-speaking household in South Omaha, Evelyn Espinoza-Macias struggled with a language barrier. Her parents, though supportive, could not provide the same level of help on schoolwork that many of her peers received, as they did not speak English. Espinoza-Macias remembers spending countless extra hours at school working hard to learn…

  • Latest crop of IT managers graduates AIM Tech Leaders Academy

    Latest crop of IT managers graduates AIM Tech Leaders Academy

    The AIM Institute recently held a virtual graduation ceremony in celebration of the latest cohort to complete the nonprofit tech organization’s Advanced Tech Leaders Academy, an intensive leadership development program for technology professionals. Thirty-four participants from 14 companies completed this an annual management course for tech professionals, the goal of which is to enhance leadership…