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Arch Grants awards $350,000 to four portfolio companies in Spring growth grants cycle

By SPN Newsroom / May 18, 2022

St. Louis-based nonprofit Arch Grants has officially awarded $350,000 in non-dilutive grants to four of its portfolio companies through its Growth Grants program. The list of companies includes Flipstik, Generation Mindful, HomeTraq and TCARE. “We are thrilled to award these four companies through the Growth Grants program,” said Gabe Angieri, executive director of Arch Grants.…

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Tech Brew:AM Des Moines tomorrow at 8 a.m.

By SPN Newsroom / May 11, 2022

The Technology Association of Iowa invites the public to Tech Brew:AM Des Moines 8 a.m. tomorrow, Thursday, May 12, at West End Architectural Salvage. Presented by Check Point Software Technologies, Tech Brew:AM connects technology professionals with one another at a monthly meetup. Each meeting features an exclusive interview with an Iowa tech executive. Tomorrow’s interview…

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Thyreos awarded Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant to accelerate the development of herpesvirus vaccine

By SPN Newsroom / April 27, 2022

Nebraska-based biotech startup Thyreos has been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to develop a new vaccine to protect against Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis (IBR), a disease that causes respiratory illness in cattle. Bovine alphaherpesvirus 1 (BoHV-1) is endemic…

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Technology Association of Iowa hosts inaugural Eastern Iowa Open

By SPN Newsroom / April 26, 2022

The Technology Association of Iowa (TAI) announced today the inaugural Eastern Iowa Tech Open, an opportunity for business and technology leaders to gather for a day of golf, networking and business development on the eastern side of the state. “We want Iowa to be the number one state for technology in the Midwest,” said Brian…

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Arch Grants, BioGenerator, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, and The Yield Lab partner to create an AgriFoodTech Arch Grants funding track

By SPN Newsroom / April 7, 2022

The St. Louis agtech ecosystem has coalesced its resources to attract startups to the St. Louis region by funding an AgriFoodTech track in the annual Arch Grants Startup Competition. BioGenerator, the startup arm of BioSTL; the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center; and The Yield Lab have partnered with Arch Grants to extend more funding opportunities…

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UNeTech-incubated startup Impower Health receives patent for new self-paced treadmill

By Jonathan Gerhardson / March 25, 2022

The exercise equipment startup Impower Health Inc. has announced the granting of a new U.S. patent (No. 11,185,740) for a treadmill that adapts to the users own running pace automatically. The invention was initially developed as a potential therapeutic device to help stroke patients by three students at the University of Nebraska Omaha, William Denton, Molly Schieber,…

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Kansas State University president joins TechAccel board of directors

By SPN Newsroom / March 23, 2022

Dr. Richard H. Linton, president of Kansas State University, has joined the Board of Directors of TechAccel LLC, effective immediately, according to a press release issued today by the company.  TechAccel, based in Overland Park, Kansas, is a technology and venture development organization investing in scientific breakthroughs to produce healthier plants, animals and foods. It…

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