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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How Lincoln and Omaha can do more together

By Christine McGuigan / September 25, 2017

This article originally appeared as a guest post on VentureBeat. Omaha, the largest city in Nebraska, sits on the state’s eastern border. Head west on I-80 for 45 minutes and you’ll hit Lincoln, Nebraska’s second largest city. Both cities have burgeoning tech-startup scenes, are raising capital and funding, and are making impressive contributions to the…

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HDC 2017 welcomed over 800 developers to Omaha

By SPN Team / September 11, 2017

AIM Heartland Developers Conference (HDC) returned last week to the Embassy Suites Conference Center in La Vista, Nebraska. The 14th annual HDC event included hands-on workshops, speakers, breakout sessions and networking events. HDC is 3-day software development event for tech professionals where attendees learn from national industry experts as well as regional and local leaders…

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Hayneedle launches new app, stays grounded in Omaha

By Christine McGuigan / September 8, 2017

The Hayneedle app includes standard e-retailer functionality such as search capabilities based on user style preferences, special offers and deals, favorites list and secure purchasing via Apple Pay. “We developed our app with the goal of providing a great mobile experience that is fast, secure, and optimized to our users’ needs when shopping on-the-go,” said…

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Omaha’s MultiMechanics Raises $1.9M in Seed Funding

By Rod Armstrong / July 27, 2017

MultiMechanics, an Omaha startup and leading developer of virtual testing software designed to help companies reduce physical prototyping and testing, has announced it raised $1.9 million in new financing, with investments from Solvay Ventures, Anzu Partners, and Invest Nebraska. The new investment will be used to grow the company’s engineering team, further its product development…

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Big Omaha 2017: A final wrap-up

By SPN Team / May 22, 2017

Big Omaha 2017 wrapped up on Friday at KANEKO with one last round of inspiring speakers. Last week’s conference marked the ninth year in a row that Big Omaha brought together the region’s entrepreneurs to talk about growing businesses, overcoming hurdles and changing the tech landscape in the Silicon Prairie. “This year exceeded all expectations.…

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Day 2 at Big Omaha: Friday morning recap

By SPN Team / May 19, 2017

Big Omaha 2017 kept the energy in high-gear Friday morning with another inspiring round of speakers and a panel discussion. The conference runs through Friday with additional speakers and another panel and then concludes Friday evening with happy hour, shopping from Hello Ruby Mobile Boutique and a closing party at Hotel Deco. Follow Big Omaha…

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