8 Qs with a Silicon Prairie Founder: Nicka Johnson, Budget to Success

By SPN Team / September 23, 2021

Nicka Johnson is an Omaha-based social entrepreneur working to instill financial literacy through her business, Budget to Success. In this role, the North Omaha native considers herself part financial advisor, part teacher, part therapist—the latter being crucial to helping people of all ages overcome their money triggers. Her tireless activism and experience as a Black…

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3 Keys to Help R&D Teams Prioritize Sustainability While Pursuing Innovation

By SPN Newsroom / September 22, 2021

This is a guest post by Jackson Cummings, research and development engineer at NanoGuard Technologies. Every day, businesses run into big problems. When those issues threaten profits or long-term viability, companies spend significant resources to solve them. In this high-stress environment, tunnel vision can easily creep in and produce myopic and unsustainable solutions. For a…

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Buildertrend announces groundbreaking partnership with The Home Depot

By SPN Newsroom / September 21, 2021

Excitement permeates Buildertrend’s headquarters in southwest Omaha. The cloud-based construction project management software developer recently announced a partnership with The Home Depot that will provide construction professionals the technology to help them manage and grow their businesses, along with an integrated purchasing experience and discounts.  Buildertrend Chief Strategy Officer David Arnold said the recent developments…

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WorkWave to Acquire TEAM Software

By SPN Newsroom / September 16, 2021

 WorkWave, a provider of SaaS solutions that support every stage of a service business’s life cycle, announced Monday that it has signed an agreement to purchase Omaha-based TEAM Software, the world’s leading provider of software and solutions for cleaning, janitorial, security and facilities management service providers. The acquisition is expected to close at the end…

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Breeze just raised $10 million. Here’s what they have in store.

By Colin Nabity / September 15, 2021

This is a guest post from Colin Nabity, CEO of insurtech startup Breeze. The original can be found here. The TL;DR on our recent financing round. Last month, we announced our $10 million Series A led by Link Ventures with participation from Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures, M25, Fiat Ventures, and Invest Nebraska. You can read…

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Aspiring entrepreneurs, take note: Lincoln’s JumpStart Challenge 2021 kicks off next week

By SPN Newsroom / September 14, 2021

Starting next week, aspiring entrepreneurs and innovators are invited to participate in the 2021 JumpStart Challenge, an entrepreneurship competition sponsored by the Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development, the University of Nebraska Athletics Department and ALLO Communications, an internet service provider headquartered in Lincoln. Open to teams and solo entrepreneurs alike, the JumpStart Challenge connects corporations…

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The “A” Word – 02 – Agile Values

By Emily Truax / September 1, 2021

When I was studying graphic design, one of the mantras of my program was “Think outside the box.” It’s a well-known metaphor meant to spur a shift in perspective, a drive to find a new solution to an existing problem. This logo doesn’t pop? Think outside the box. This website doesn’t wow? Think outside the…

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