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IT support company REDiTECH plans Iowa expansion

By SPN Newsroom / July 21, 2020

Omaha tech support company REDiTECH, which provides clients with outsourced computer support around the clock, is expanding into Iowa, opening an office in Des Moines next month.  REDiTECH is not letting the global pandemic disrupt plans to expand, company leadership said.  With an existing client base already in place in Des Moines, the expansion will…

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Catching up with Gazella Wi-Fi founder Eric Burns after the company’s acquisition by Bloom Intelligence

By Amanda Brandt / July 15, 2020

2019 ended on a high note for Omaha startup Gazella WiFi. In December, the company was acquired by St. Petersburg, Florida-based Bloom Intelligence, a Wi-Fi marketing and customer intelligence platform. Gazella’s services have been deployed in more than 2,000 Wi-Fi access points across 26 countries, a press release highlighting the acquisition said. Financial aspects of…

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UNO students team up to develop 1-Check COVID app

By Amanda Brandt / July 2, 2020

As the global pandemic spread this spring, a trio of University of Nebraska at Omaha students helped quickly turn an idea into a valuable COVID-19 screening tool. The 1-Check COVID app was the result of an interdisciplinary team effort across the University of Nebraska Medical Center and UNO. Staff from the emergency medicine department at…

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Omaha South High School Grads Launch Tech Careers, Land Paid Summer Internships at Union Pacific 

By Tom McCauley / May 18, 2020

This summer, two recent Omaha South High School graduates, Suraj Poudel and Evelyn Espinoza Macias, will enter highly competitive paid internships at Union Pacific after participating in the AIM Institute’s pilot workforce development program that teaches high school students how to code.  Ashok Fichadia, Assistant Vice President of IT Development for Union Pacific, said the…

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Iowa State Fair hosts Iowa State University pitch competition

By Justin Krug / September 4, 2019

More than 200 Iowa State University student and alumni entrepreneurs representing 168 business ventures gathered to pitch their products and services as part of Iowa State University’s exhibit in the Varied Industries Building at the Iowa State Fair. The event took place from August 8-18. Each pitch contestant competed for $1,000 to $5000 awards in the “Great Iowa State University STANDING innOVATION…

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SpotHero finds significant Series D funds

By Tom Chapman / August 23, 2019

Chicago-based SpotHero is a reservation service for parking spaces.  The company which is reported to have agreements in 300 cities has a primary focus on larger North American cities.  The company has agreements in place with over one thousand garages. The company was able to raise a $50 million Series D round from Macquarie Capital,…

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Rantizo: improving the ag industry one drone at a time

By Justin Krug / August 22, 2019

Last week, SPN had the chance to speak with Michael Ott, founder and CEO of Rantizo – a company offering a unique, easy-to-use and cost-effective solution to agrichemical spraying via drones. Rantizo sells agricultural drones and drone spraying services. These drones deliver targeted sprays precisely where they are needed for various agricultural applications. Rantizo’s upgraded…

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Healthcare startup offering supply chain management solutions gains funding

By Razia Aziz-Seible / August 21, 2019

Based in Bloomington, Minnesota, Emerging Therapy Solutions (ETS) is a predictive intelligence platform designed for the payer community to simplify the management of emerging therapy processes. In late May, the company secured $1 million in equity funding from San Francisco, California-based Telegraph Hill Partners, a private equity firm that regularly invests in life science, medical…

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