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Omaha-based GrainBridge helps farmers maximize profits

By Justin Krug / July 31, 2019

Farming has advanced substantially over the last 50 years, with faster and more efficient equipment, advances in fertilizer and pest management, GPS technology, and precision planting – to name only a few. These production innovations have helped farmers operate more efficiently, increase yields, and ultimately be more profitable. GrainBridge has added to this list of…

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Interview with Dusty Davidson: Flywheel’s first days forward

By Laura Neesen / July 19, 2019

SPN recently caught up with Dusty Davidson, co-founder of Flywheel, to reflect on the evolution of the company, and how far it has come from the days of its founding to its recent acquisition. It can reasonably be said that strong, scalable companies that survive are those built on firm foundations. From the right team…

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2nd Annual Future Builders Challenge brings students to the stage

By Aidan Chapman / July 17, 2019

This weekend, I attended the 2nd Annual Future Builders Challenge, hosted by Buildertrend, a successful Omaha startup. As Silicon Prairie News’s resident high school student, I had the pleasure of going through the event as a participant rather than an observer, which gave me an opportunity to experience the event hands-on, observe wonderful volunteer speakers,…

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NCR acquires Omaha-based D3 Banking

By SPN Team / July 2, 2019

Omaha-based D3 Banking has become a leading financial technology solution for large banks. The company has built a broad-ranging platform that allows its customers to build both customized solutions and piggy-back on existing toolsets.

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Flywheel’s New Owner: About WP Engine

By SPN Team / June 27, 2019

Flywheel is an Omaha-based startup that has helped designers create, build, host, and manage WordPress sites. The deal was described as the largest of its type in the WordPress industry in a press release by the acquiring company – WP Engine.

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Your guide to the Heartland’s 1 Million Cups events

By Razia Aziz-Seible / June 17, 2019

1 Million Cups was developed in Kansas City, MO in 2012 by Co-Founders Cameron Cushman and Nate Olson who were working at the time on the Entrepreneurship Team at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.  What began as an experiment to bring entrepreneurs in one city together over a cup of coffee towards a goal of…

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