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Payment tech company CardFlight gives businesses a break

By SPN Newsroom / October 13, 2020

With no fewer than 32,000 business closures in the restaurant industry through the end of August—nearly 20,000 of them permanent, according to Yelp’s latest Economic Impact Report—the fragility of restaurateurs and similar walk-in businesses has been laid bare by the COVID-19 pandemic. Even for establishments that sought to pivot to curbside pick-up and deliveries, the…

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Lincoln Techstars Startup Week, featuring new social justice and environmentalist tracks, connects vibrant entrepreneur community

By SPN Newsroom / October 3, 2020

Over 30 free virtual info sessions, presentations, panel discussions and networking opportunities covering tech entrepreneurship will mark a weeklong celebration of the Lincoln startup ecosystem beginning Monday.   Now in its ninth year, Lincoln Techstars Startup Week gives attendees the chance to connect with the entrepreneurial community while learning about the multifaceted challenges of startup life.…

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Filling the gap: Nebraska Dev Lab provides comprehensive pipeline program to meet demand for tech talent

By Tom McCauley / September 18, 2020

Lincoln-based software development company Don’t Panic Labs and Doane University have teamed up to turn non-tech employees at sponsor organizations into fully fledged software engineers. The comprehensive initiative, called the Nebraska Dev Lab Pipeline Program, aims to strengthen Nebraska’s tech workforce and grow a larger, more diverse talent pool for employers to choose from when…

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

By SPN Newsroom / July 8, 2020

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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Vishal Singh, co-founder of Quantified Ag, spoke with SPN about the startup's acquisition by Merck Animal Health.

Lincoln-based startup Quantified Ag acquired by Merck Animal Health

By SPN Newsroom / June 24, 2020

Lincoln-based agriculture tech startup Quantified Ag has been acquired by Merck Animal Health, the companies announced last week. Specific terms of the agreement were not disclosed. In August 2016, SPN profiled Quantified Ag. At that time, the company had developed an LED ear tag for livestock that monitors a variety of data points which may…

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Opendorse Gives Athletes the Chance to Grow an Audience, Make Money, Even Build Creative Skills During Quarantine

By SPN Newsroom / May 29, 2020

With college and professional sports up in the air due to coronavirus, athletes have more time on their hands than usual. Many are leveraging the downtime to connect with fans over social media: posting workouts, hosting livestreams, even setting up home podcast studios in the name of content creation.   While some might argue an athlete’s…

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