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KCSourceLink announces new location for Global Entrepreneurship Week

By SPN Newsroom / August 10, 2022

KCSourceLink has announced that Global Entrepreneurship Week – Kansas City, the metro’s largest celebration of entrepreneurship, has a new base camp for its 15th year, according to a press release issued today. The weeklong event that draws thousands to network, learn and grow will have its main events at iWerx in North Kansas City, Missouri,…

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Nebraska startup announces $5 million pre-seed funding round

By SPN Newsroom / August 9, 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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Kearney-based startup technology could help shore up weaknesses in U.S. electric grid

By SPN Team / July 20, 2022

The U.S. electrical grid is the largest interconnected machine on Earth. Over 200,000 miles of high-voltage transmission lines and 5.5 million miles of local distribution lines link thousands of electricity-generating plants to homes, schools, companies and all manner of buildings, street lights, stoplights and other nodes of vital infrastructure. A typical utility company today can…

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TAI opens applications for Iowa Technology Leadership Institute

By SPN Newsroom / July 13, 2022

Applications for the 2023 cohort of the Iowa Technology Leadership Institute are now open, according to a press release issued by the Technology Association of Iowa (TAI), a statewide member-based organization that strives to unite Iowa’s technology community. TAI’s Iowa Technology Leadership Institute develops tomorrow’s technology leaders through programming designed to fill gaps that tech…

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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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Omaha-based Medical Solutions uses tech to connect health personnel to jobs

By SPN Newsroom / June 29, 2022

A leading provider of total workforce solutions serving the healthcare industry, Medical Solutions  connects nurses, allied health, and non-clinical professionals to hospitals and health systems across the country. The company is headquartered in Omaha with seven locations nationwide and is one of the largest in its industry and rapidly growing.  Expanding their workforce is a…

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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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