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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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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