Omaha-based TAGG recognized nationally as small business champion

By Christine McGuigan / May 3, 2018

Two Omaha-based small businesses have been named winners of the 2018 American Small Business Championship by SCORE. The founders of 621 Gifts and fundraising tech-startup TAGG (Together A Greater Good) were among 102 entrepreneurs from across the country who were recognized for their dedication and success. SCORE is the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert…

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Omaha blockchain event returns during Berkshire Hathaway weekend

By Christine McGuigan / May 1, 2018

Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC), in partnership with the Greater Omaha Chamber, are bringing Blockchain: Let’s Get Real to The Mastercraft on May 4. The second annual blockchain event will take place during Berkshire Hathaway’s annual shareholders meeting weekend, and will focus on applications for blockchain technology in the agricultural, supply chain, payment and insurance…

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NOISE and Texty Tours partner to bring North Omaha a community-led news platform

By Christine McGuigan / April 27, 2018

Omaha’s Texty Tours, a tech startup specializing in text-based content delivery, announced this week that they will be partnering with NOISE to provide the digital platform and tech support for their new community-led news network. NOISE (North Omaha Information Support Everyone) is a publication and news network committed to strengthening information creation and distribution in…

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Watts wants to bring innovative coworking to Midtown Omaha

By Christine McGuigan / April 2, 2018

In college, Brandon Peterson and Dallas Polivka built a friendship around entrepreneurship. The two say they have an “opposites attract” type working partnership when it comes to concepting businesses and creating innovation, but the differences in their thinking allow them built off each other’s strengths. Now Peterson, founder of Geokey and nonprofit SELFiD, and Polivka,…

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Augmented and virtual reality training academy coming to Omaha

By Christine McGuigan / February 22, 2018

Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR) are among the fastest growing sectors of America’s economy. AR/VR technologies are spreading beyond gaming and entertainment and are revolutionizing unexpected industries like food service, medicine and online shopping. According to an article on CNBC, a recent report from the International Data Corp. forecasted worldwide revenues for the AR/VR market…

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Can ​Omaha be​ ​the​ ​most​ ​women-friendly​ ​tech​ ​community in​ ​the​ ​U.S.?

By Christine McGuigan / November 30, 2017

What if Omaha, Nebraska could establish itself as a woman-friendly tech hub and draw brilliant STEM professionals from across the country to relocate to the heart of the Silicon Prairie? That’s the question Rebecca Stavick is asking the city’s business community, politicians and advocates. “A few months ago I wrote an article on and…

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Buildertrend unveils new West Omaha headquarters

By SPN Team / November 3, 2017

Buildertrend unveiled their new headquarters last night with an open house that welcomed roughly 800 clients, friends and associates from across the Silicon Prairie. Their new location offers convenient access to Omaha and Lincoln and features thousands of square feet of modern and functional space including an open floor plan, bar, large patio, game room…

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Appsky Labs builds apps, supports other small businesses

By Christine McGuigan / October 13, 2017

When Appsky Labs founder Taylor Korensky graduated from UNOmaha’s IT Innovation Program in 2016, he was already freelancing in iOS development. “A lot of that program focuses on business development, product development, and the technical side of things,” said Korensky. “Through that program, I really found a passion for mobile development and spun my career…

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