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St. Louis-based Arch Grants awards over $1.9 million to 35 startups

By SPN Newsroom / October 5, 2021

St. Louis-based Arch Grants has awarded over $1.9 million in non-dilutive grants to its 2021 cohort of 35 new startups and early-stage businesses. Each year, Arch Grants welcomes innovative, scalable and job-creating startups from around the world to participate in the nonprofit’s annual Startup Competition for a chance to be awarded $50,000 in non-dilutive grants…

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Kansas City-based agtech startup expands to St. Louis in a bid to enable more scientific breakthroughs

By SPN Newsroom / October 4, 2021

TechAccel—a Kansas City-based technology and equity company investing in scientific breakthroughs to produce healthier plants, animals and foods—today announced its completion of a lease agreement for office and lab space at the Bio Research Development & Growth (BRDG) Park on the campus of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis.  The new, larger…

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3 Keys to Help R&D Teams Prioritize Sustainability While Pursuing Innovation

By SPN Newsroom / September 22, 2021

This is a guest post by Jackson Cummings, research and development engineer at NanoGuard Technologies. Every day, businesses run into big problems. When those issues threaten profits or long-term viability, companies spend significant resources to solve them. In this high-stress environment, tunnel vision can easily creep in and produce myopic and unsustainable solutions. For a…

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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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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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Aspiring entrepreneurs, take note: Lincoln’s JumpStart Challenge 2021 kicks off next week

By SPN Newsroom / September 14, 2021

Starting next week, aspiring entrepreneurs and innovators are invited to participate in the 2021 JumpStart Challenge, an entrepreneurship competition sponsored by the Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development, the University of Nebraska Athletics Department and ALLO Communications, an internet service provider headquartered in Lincoln. Open to teams and solo entrepreneurs alike, the JumpStart Challenge connects corporations…

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