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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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8 Qs for a Silicon Prairie Founder: Lizz Whitacre of Pawlytics

By SPN Newsroom / August 27, 2021

Lizz Whitacre is co-founder of Pawlytics, a cloud-based operations software provider for animal shelters and rescues working to develop electronic health records for pets and build the world’s largest pet database. SPN recently spotlighted the company and its socially driven mission to use data to save as many animals as possible. It’s a mission that…

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Nebraska Innovation Campus to host pitch night Wednesday for latest NMotion gBETA cohort

By SPN Newsroom / July 26, 2021

Nebraska-based startup accelerator NMotion, a gener8tor program, is hosting a pitch night for the community Wednesday at the Nebraska Innovation Campus Conference Center in Lincoln. Five early-stage startups participating in NMotion’s seven-week gBETA accelerator program will give five-minute pitches to an audience of potential investors in hopes of securing support. The event is free, open…

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Certified Cell gives users more autonomy over technology

By Matthew Robbins Case / July 9, 2021

An up-and-coming Omaha startup is advising iPhone users to think twice before swapping out their old or damaged devices for new ones. Joshua Hample, co-founder and CEO of Omaha-based startup Certified Cell, says in many cases, defects that seem irreparable are actually fixable, though wireless carriers don’t necessarily want you to know that. Hample said…

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Inside Outside Innovation episode 256 released today, featuring author Amos Schwartzfarb

By SPN Newsroom / June 29, 2021

SPN loves to highlight the work of the Silicon Prairie ecosystem’s leaders and innovators. Since 2016, the Inside Outside Innovation podcast has delivered the latest news on innovation, technology and entrepreneurship every week to listeners for whom an outside-the-box perspective is a prerequisite for success. On this week’s episode of the Inside Outside Innovation podcast,…

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Prairie Roots monthly video magazine debuts on Silicon Prairie News

By Scott Henderson / June 17, 2021

Editor’s Note: SPN is excited to launch this summer partnership with Prairie Roots. June, July and August will feature a new video magazine celebrating the people creating the future of Nebraska.  Scott Henderson, executive producer, Prairie Roots; managing director, NMotion Accelerator Studio for gener8tor: One thing I observed in my travels over the past 20 years…

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Lincoln startup LiveBy acquired by real estate giant

By Amanda Brandt / June 14, 2021

A Lincoln startup focused on neighborhood-level data and insights has been acquired by Fathom Holdings, Inc., the companies announced last week.  After the acquisition is finalized, LiveBy will become a wholly owned subsidiary of IntelliAgent, itself a subsidiary of Fathom Holdings.  In a press release, the companies said the purchase price is expected to be…

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