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2022 AIM Tech Awards to honor community leaders in technology

By SPN Newsroom / October 21, 2022

The 2022 AIM Tech Awards ceremony, presented by Cox Business, will once again honor the changemakers and visionaries of the Silicon Prairie with an awards show and dinner at Founders One | Nine, located at 1915 Jackson St. in downtown Omaha, on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 5:30 p.m.  Awards will be presented to winners in…

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Nebraska startup announces $5 million pre-seed funding round

By SPN Newsroom / August 29, 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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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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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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Lincoln agtech startup Sentinel Fertigation partners with crop irrigation systems manufacturer

By Jonathan Gerhardson / February 11, 2022

Lincoln-based agtech startup Sentinel Fertigation has announced a new strategic partnership with Agri-Inject, makers of crop irrigation systems.  Sentinel provides a sensor-based, data-driven model for predicting and prescribing nitrogen fertilizer applications, with the goal of increasing the overall efficiency per lb/acre of applied fertilizer.  Sentinel claims their approach can increase profitability of corn by an…

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Invest Nebraska chosen as finalist in EDA’s Build Back Better Regional Challenge

By SPN Newsroom / December 15, 2021

Invest Nebraska, in partnership with several community partners that collectively make up the Heartland Robotics Cluster Coalition, was named by the Economic Development Administration (EDA) as a finalist in the $1 billion Build Back Better Regional Challenge, beating out nearly 500 applicants from 50 states and five U.S. territories. The Heartland Robotics Cluster Coalition will…

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Heartland Developers Conference (HDC) returns Nov. 1 – Nov. 3 at the CHI Health Center

By SPN Newsroom / October 27, 2021

After last year’s virtual event, the AIM Institute’s annual Heartland Developers Conference, or HDC, returns live and in person Monday, Nov. 1, at the CHI Health Center in Omaha. Presented by Farm Credit Services of America, HDC is a three-day conference offering multiple specialized tracks, including AI & Data, DevOps and SecOps, Enterprise Tech, Microservices…

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Celebrating Lincoln’s thriving startup ecosystem, Techstars Startup Week kicks off today

By SPN Newsroom / October 25, 2021

This week marks a return to in-person events for Techstars Startup Week Lincoln, a free, five-day celebration that builds momentum and opportunity around entrepreneurship in Nebraska’s capital city. Startup week kicks off today and runs through Friday evening, featuring 18 events at various locations throughout Lincoln. (See the full schedule here.) “The thing this year…

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