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Health ID brings personal data, wearables into the pharmacy

By SPN Team / May 28, 2015

Angelo Pitassi Jr., Founder and CEO of Health ID, never imagined the day his youngest son would be diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. Type 1 Diabetes is a disease that is hard enough for a grown adult, but Pitassi never realized how difficult it was to manage on a day-to-day basis for a 3 year old. His son…

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Which startup bills will the Nebraska governor sign?

By Rod Armstrong / May 26, 2015

The Nebraska Legislature gave final approval Thursday to three bills of interest to the startup community. All three passed with no dissenting votes and are now awaiting the signature of Governor Pete Ricketts. LB 156, introduced by Sen. John Stinner of Gering, makes an additional $1 million in angel investment tax credits available to qualified…

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Seamster wants to make your content management effortless

By SPN Team / May 21, 2015

Yaw Odame and Caity Klitz, co-founders of Seamster, knew they had to move to Lincoln, Nebraska, if they wanted to start a company. “We were talking about building this thing, and we kind of joked with our friends, ‘Hey, we should move [to Lincoln],’” said Odame. “Food doesn’t cost as much, and rent is really…

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Mobile marketing platform Moblico raises $900K [Updated]

By SPN Team / May 20, 2015

Moblico, a mobile marketing company in the Kansas City area, has announced it has raised $900,000 in Q1 of this year. The investors include the Missouri Technology Corporation (MTC) and a local angel investor. Moblico says the purpose of the raise is “to continue our growth into new markets and pursue new business opportunities.” This…

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Tomorrow Big Omaha will offer its biggest discount ever [Updated]

By SPN Team / May 19, 2015

On Wednesday, May 20th, at 11am Big Omaha will be releasing a limited batch of 100 tickets for next year’s Big Omaha at 40% off the general admission price. The $299 tickets are being offered at the biggest discount in Big Omaha history. Big Omaha’s organizers say they will not be offering this price again…

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Straight Shot’s 2015 class brings together regional startup veterans

By SPN Team / May 14, 2015

Omaha’s Straight Shot accelerator has accepted 7 new teams into its third class, one of which is a corporate innovation team. The seven teams are: BCD – Omaha – Developing software for more secure mobile payments; founders have worked for First National and ACI Worldwide Delta Insights – Omaha – Increasing conversions, ROI for online retailers; Hayneedle expats Marcus…

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Unify the Prairie: Omaha’s YOTS visits KC’s Hacker House [Video]

By SPN Team / May 13, 2015

Omaha-based Year of the Startup recently took a weekend road trip down to Kansas City to introduce themselves to the current residents of the Kansas City Startup Village Homes for Hackers. SPN sent Aaron Kessler of Candlefire Films to capture their experience. In the video Sabastian Hunt, founder of Year of the Startup, explains his vision…

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SitStay’s Jill Liliedahl talks ecommerce, EntreFEST

By SPN Team / May 12, 2015

Next week Jill Liliedahl, founder and CEO of SitStay, will be speaking at EntreFEST, Iowa’s premiere entrepreneurship event. She will be talking about how she revitalized her Lincoln-based ecommerce company. SPN spoke with Liliedahl over the the phone. SPN: What have you been up to at SitStay since you left the StraightShot accelerator last summer? Last December we did…

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Rams’ Ford Galvin uses data to create the ultimate fan experience

By SPN Team / May 11, 2015

As with all fields in the 21st century, the sports industry has been rapidly reshaped by technology. Smart phone apps like AtBat or the ESPN SportsCenter app allow users to always be in the loop, while social media outlets give audiences an opportunity to be their own sportscasters. But how much further can the dynamic…

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