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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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A look at Nebraska’s investment landscape

By SPN Newsroom / October 20, 2021

Talk to tech entrepreneurs in Nebraska, and they’re likely to laud the region’s innovative spirit. Next-level startups like Flywheel, Buildertrend, Lunavi, Hudl and more have grown an international presence and put the Cornhusker state on the map.  Even a cornerstone enterprise like Lincoln-based Nelnet has implemented its own innovation division. Conferences like the IO Summit,…

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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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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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