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With support of local business and tech leaders, new website aims to encourage interest and participation in STEM

By SPN Newsroom / August 3, 2021

To help remove barriers to tech education, address the ongoing shortage of tech workers in the Silicon Prairie, and spark interest in science, technology, engineering and math careers, the Omaha STEM Ecosystem and the AIM Institute have launched the online STEM Community Platform, presented by Cox.  The STEM Community Platform, located at stemplatform.org, connects youth,…

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The pandemic led her to switch careers. Now, an up-and-coming UX researcher has brought Blacks in Technology LLC to Omaha

By SPN Newsroom / July 16, 2021

A frequently misquoted maxim by F. Scott Fitzgerald claims there are no second acts in American lives. And while it turns out the late Great Gatsby author actually meant the opposite of that, the line nevertheless entered pop culture. Whether Omaha-based UX researcher Carleá Jean Magee’s recent mid-career shift to technology counts as a second…

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Second annual OnRamp Agriculture Conference launches virtually tomorrow, showcasing key issues in agtech and foodtech

By SPN Newsroom / July 14, 2021

Over 400 corporations, investors and startups working in the agtech and foodtech industries will gather virtually tomorrow at the second annual OnRamp Agriculture Conference to discuss the future of agriculture and investment trends. The event takes place from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Thursday, July 15, and is hosted by gener8tor, The Combine and the…

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Startup networking event 1 Million Cups returns to in-person programming July 7 at new location in downtown Des Moines

By SPN Newsroom / July 1, 2021

For the first time since March 2020, 1 Million Cups Des Moines returns to in-person programming on Wed., July 7 at 8 a.m. The event will feature the nonprofit Pursuit of Innovation (Pi515) at 1 Million Cups’ new location, coworking space Gravitate Downtown.  Speakers at next week’s event will include Nancy Mwirotsi, founder and executive…

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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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