UNeTech-incubated startup Impower Health receives patent for new self-paced treadmill

By Jonathan Gerhardson / March 25, 2022

The exercise equipment startup Impower Health Inc. has announced the granting of a new U.S. patent (No. 11,185,740) for a treadmill that adapts to the users own running pace automatically. The invention was initially developed as a potential therapeutic device to help stroke patients by three students at the University of Nebraska Omaha, William Denton, Molly Schieber,…

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Beeso Studio portfolio company, Abstrakt, wins startup showdown

By SPN Newsroom / March 16, 2022

Beeso Studio, an Omaha-based startup studio, announced last week that one of its portfolio companies recently won a $120,000 investment from Panoramic Ventures through Startup Showdown in Atlanta.  Abstrakt Corp won the competition for entrepreneurs designed to showcase and fund early-stage technology companies. Thousands of companies had applied to the pitch competition with only twenty-five…

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Jackson Pollock, Zoom fatigue, and flexibility: key takeaways from three tech leaders

By Tom McCauley / February 4, 2022

This afternoon, three of Omaha’s tech leaders convened to share their insights virtually at the AIM Institute’s Self-Management and Team Empowerment Leadership Panel. Moderated by Zac Samson—manager of business technology infrastructure at Omaha Public Power District and member of the AIM Leadership Academy Steering Committee—the panel focused on how companies are staying innovative while responding…

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Women in Tech: Vonda Page

By SPN Newsroom / December 10, 2021

“‘They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself,’” said Radical Change founder and CEO Vonda Page, quoting one of her favorite artists, Andy Warhol, during her recent keynote presentation at the Infotec 2021 virtual conference. “What types of changes happen over time with no effort?” she asked rhetorically, setting…

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Omaha startup Bot Image set to revolutionize prostate cancer detection using cutting-edge machine learning software

By Jonathan Gerhardson / December 9, 2021

The Omaha-based MRI medical device company, Bot Image Inc., announced this month an addition to its line of software products aimed at assisting the detection of prostate cancer. Dubbed QT Prostate MRI, the new software-as-a-service utilizes machine learning to aid in the identification of prostate cancer by producing a colorized map of both normal and…

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Omaha’s Retail Aware partners with Chicago’s Home Chef to deploy network of sensors to better measure consumer behavior

By Jonathan Gerhardson / December 6, 2021

Omaha ad-tech company Retail Aware has announced a new venture in partnership with Home Chef—the Chicago-based meal kit and food delivery business—to deploy its network of sensor devices in up to 2,000 Kroger stores nationwide.  The move should allow Kroger – which owns the Home Chef brand – more granular control over its in-store shopper…

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Like Tinder, but for events: Event Vesta

By SPN Newsroom / November 29, 2021

Even before COVID, it hasn’t always been easy to find something to do—especially if you’re new to a city. Granted, Facebook has its events feature, but what you see depends on a number of variables, such as your friends list and what the algorithm thinks you’d be into, sometimes with curious results (Facebook always seems…

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LightEdge acquires Cavern Technologies, Inc., expanding company footprint to Kansas City

By SPN Newsroom / November 17, 2021

LightEdge—a leading provider of colocation, cloud and managed-service solutions—recently announced the acquisition of Cavern Technologies, an enterprise-grade data center provider in Kansas City.  Cavern Technologies was founded in 2007 as the KC area’s first colocation data center, located underground in a natural limestone environment.  Jim Masterson, CEO of LightEdge, said of the deal, “This is…

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Marina Brown is a true tech champion

Marina Brown, honored by CIO Magazine as “One to Watch,” is truly a tech champion (in both senses of the word)

By Tom McCauley / November 1, 2021

Technology was not Marina Brown’s first choice of profession. Originally from Bulgaria, Brown is the daughter of medical professionals who urged her to become a doctor. She wasn’t interested in medicine, however. And as high school slid toward college, she began noticing how new technology was coming out all the time—and that programmers had fairly…

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