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Heartland Developers Conference (HDC) returns Nov. 1 – Nov. 3 at the CHI Health Center

By SPN Newsroom / October 27, 2021

After last year’s virtual event, the AIM Institute’s annual Heartland Developers Conference, or HDC, returns live and in person Monday, Nov. 1, at the CHI Health Center in Omaha. Presented by Farm Credit Services of America, HDC is a three-day conference offering multiple specialized tracks, including AI & Data, DevOps and SecOps, Enterprise Tech, Microservices…

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Homegrown medtech company Centese develops game-changing device for surgery patients

By SPN Newsroom / October 21, 2021

A new Omaha-based medtech company has developed a self-cleaning chest tube system that provides more precise measurements for monitoring patients recovering from surgery on their heart or lungs.  Startup Centese developed the device, called Thoraguard. Through a novel self-irrigating mechanism, Thoraguard eliminates one of the main hazards of analog chest tubes: the need for medical…

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A look at Nebraska’s investment landscape

By SPN Newsroom / October 20, 2021

Talk to tech entrepreneurs in Nebraska, and they’re likely to laud the region’s innovative spirit. Next-level startups like Flywheel, Buildertrend, Lunavi, Hudl and more have grown an international presence and put the Cornhusker state on the map.  Even a cornerstone enterprise like Lincoln-based Nelnet has implemented its own innovation division. Conferences like the IO Summit,…

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Loophire secures $300,000 funding in seed round

By Matthew Robbins Case / October 18, 2021

In its first open round of seed funding, Omaha startup Loophire recently secured an investment of $300,000 from Nebraska Angels to support the disruptive recruitment model that Loophire CEO and founder Chris Jones believes will shake up the recruitment industry. The idea for Loophire first arrived as a sudden idea in the middle of the…

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Leash Pet Transportation puts pets on the go

By SPN Newsroom / October 11, 2021

Omaha startup Leash Pet Transportation was founded on the idea that, much like people, pets have places to be.  Whether it’s a session with a groomer, a day at doggy day care, or a trip to the veterinarian or a boarding facility, pet ownership can mean more errands, making humans feel like bona fide pet…

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8 Qs with a Silicon Prairie Founder: Nicka Johnson, Budget to Success

By SPN Team / September 23, 2021

Nicka Johnson is an Omaha-based social entrepreneur working to instill financial literacy through her business, Budget to Success. In this role, the North Omaha native considers herself part financial advisor, part teacher, part therapist—the latter being crucial to helping people of all ages overcome their money triggers. Her tireless activism and experience as a Black…

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Buildertrend announces groundbreaking partnership with The Home Depot

By SPN Newsroom / September 21, 2021

Excitement permeates Buildertrend’s headquarters in southwest Omaha. The cloud-based construction project management software developer recently announced a partnership with The Home Depot that will provide construction professionals the technology to help them manage and grow their businesses, along with an integrated purchasing experience and discounts.  Buildertrend Chief Strategy Officer David Arnold said the recent developments…

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WorkWave to Acquire TEAM Software

By SPN Newsroom / September 16, 2021

 WorkWave, a provider of SaaS solutions that support every stage of a service business’s life cycle, announced Monday that it has signed an agreement to purchase Omaha-based TEAM Software, the world’s leading provider of software and solutions for cleaning, janitorial, security and facilities management service providers. The acquisition is expected to close at the end…

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Breeze just raised $10 million. Here’s what they have in store.

By Colin Nabity / September 15, 2021

This is a guest post from Colin Nabity, CEO of insurtech startup Breeze. The original can be found here. The TL;DR on our recent financing round. Last month, we announced our $10 million Series A led by Link Ventures with participation from Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures, M25, Fiat Ventures, and Invest Nebraska. You can read…

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