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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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With FanX mobile platform, Omaha company From Now On saves the game

By Amanda Brandt / September 3, 2020

The immediate future of college sporting contests may be hazy due to COVID-19, but there’s been no slowdown at mobile app development company From Now On.  In fact, the global pandemic has fast-tracked the Omaha company’s development and roll-out of features to its FanX™ platform for sports-starved fans across the country.  CEO Sue Thaden said…

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Not just for teens — TikTok means business for Kenney Property Services

By Amanda Brandt / August 21, 2020

Glitter. Red wine. Acrylic paint. Glue.  Jake Kenney’s seen it all when it comes to carpet stains. And, thanks to a strategic video content marketing strategy, so have millions of viewers on TikTok.  Under the handle @OmahaCarpetCleaning, Kenney’s demonstrations on how to remove various stains out of carpet have gone viral dozens of times, building…

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Researchers at UNO and the University of Missouri create CHAOSS for open source communities (in a good way)

By SPN Newsroom / August 14, 2020

Over $1.6 million in grant funding has been awarded to a project started by researchers at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and the University of Missouri.  Supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and Mozilla, the Community Health Analytics Open Source Software (CHAOSS) project seeks to ensure a healthy future for open source software. …

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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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