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Lunavi teams with Genesis Consulting and Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services to develop new iServe health benefits portal

By SPN Newsroom / October 7, 2021

In 2019, Omaha’s Deliveron was acquired by Cheyenne, Wyo.-based Green House Data, a data center and managed services provider. Together, the two companies rebranded as Lunavi, a name that suggests illuminating the path forward.  Now the cloud-solutions provider and Agile software development company is developing technology it hopes will illuminate the path to more efficient,…

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St. Louis-based Arch Grants awards over $1.9 million to 35 startups

By SPN Newsroom / October 5, 2021

St. Louis-based Arch Grants has awarded over $1.9 million in non-dilutive grants to its 2021 cohort of 35 new startups and early-stage businesses. Each year, Arch Grants welcomes innovative, scalable and job-creating startups from around the world to participate in the nonprofit’s annual Startup Competition for a chance to be awarded $50,000 in non-dilutive grants…

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Kansas City-based agtech startup expands to St. Louis in a bid to enable more scientific breakthroughs

By SPN Newsroom / October 4, 2021

TechAccel—a Kansas City-based technology and equity company investing in scientific breakthroughs to produce healthier plants, animals and foods—today announced its completion of a lease agreement for office and lab space at the Bio Research Development & Growth (BRDG) Park on the campus of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis.  The new, larger…

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8 Qs for a Silicon Prairie Founder: Natalie Micale, Oh Hello

By SPN Newsroom / October 1, 2021

Houston native Natalie Micale, CEO and co-founder of Lincoln-based marketing agency Oh Hello, attended the same performing arts high school as Beyoncé. We’re not sure whether that had anything to do with her drive to be successful, or her desire to inspire women to take the plunge and pursue their entrepreneurial dreams, but it probably…

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Opinion: Why you should narrow your next business location to certified sites

By Subash Alias / September 30, 2021

The following is an opinion piece from Subash Alias, CEO of Missouri Partnership, a public-private economic development organization. It does not necessarily reflect the views of SPN. Business expansions are an exciting prospect, but they can also be intimidating. Major setbacks and delays during business expansion can cost a fortune. If your company needs assurance that…

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UNeTech Institute receives $150,000 prize from the Small Business Administration

By SPN Newsroom / September 28, 2021

The UNeTech Institute — a startup incubator affiliated with the University of Nebraska Omaha and the University of Nebraska Medical Center — will receive $150,000 from the Small Business Administration (SBA) to fund the creation of a collaborative partnership of entrepreneurial support organizations aimed at supporting innovation-focused entrepreneurs from underserved communities, according to a press release issued…

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Hip, hip, hippocampus: how driving games can build your brain

By Tom McCauley / September 24, 2021

I lead a reasonably stressful life. Sometimes by choice, sometimes not. In addition to a challenging full time job and occasional freelance work, I try to triangulate my hobbies—writing, music, comedy—as best I can. It’s not easy. It’s not supposed to be.  Stress can be good. When it kicks in hard, it can help us flee…

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