Tech News and Trends

(k)AIM_Chip_Black_200x168

Venture Café St. Louis announces first expert-in-residence for new EdHub program

By SPN Newsroom / February 26, 2021

Venture Café St. Louis, a nonprofit organization connecting aspiring entrepreneurs and founders, recently launched an expert-in-residence program to support individuals and teams building early-stage startups and education programs that address educational inequity and other systemic challenges. Part of the organization’s EdHub initiative, the expert-in-residence program will feature Dr. Marcus Howard as its first expert. Howard…

Read More

InsideOutside.io to host free virtual fireside chat tomorrow

By SPN Newsroom / February 17, 2021

Thursday at 10 a.m., Brian Ardinger of the InsideOutside.io podcast will host a virtual fireside chat with Stefano Mastrogiacomo, co-author of the book, “High-Impact Tools for Teams: 5 Tools to Align Team Members, Build Trust, and Get Results Fast.” The event is free and will feature a Q&A session. Mastrogiacomo is a management consultant, professor…

Read More

Certified Cell gives users more autonomy over technology

By SPN Newsroom / February 12, 2021

An up-and-coming Omaha startup is advising iPhone users to think twice before swapping out their old or damaged devices for new ones. Joshua Hample, co-founder and CEO of Omaha-based startup Certified Cell, says in many cases, defects that seem irreparable are actually fixable, though wireless carriers don’t necessarily want you to know that. Hample said…

Read More

NMotion Lunch and Learns dish up tips for aspiring founders

By SPN Newsroom / February 12, 2021

Looking to learn about market competition and financial growth milestones? Lincoln-based NMotion Accelerator is holding a series of virtual informational sessions to help aspiring founders demystify the process of launching a start-up. The events, held weekly on Tuesdays, are free and open to the public. Much of the material covered is what NMotion’s leaders share and…

Read More

ReEnvision Ag develops new way to plant

By Tom McCauley / February 5, 2021

A northeastern Iowa agtech startup is developing technology that will change the way farmers plant crops, all while saving them money and reducing environmental impact. Nora Springs, Iowa’s ReEnvision Ag is one of five agriculture technology companies participating in the AgLaunch 365 accelerator program, which aims to cultivate startups that will transform regional agriculture; create…

Read More

New UP-developed technology builds better, safer trains

By SPN Newsroom / February 4, 2021

This is a sponsored post from Union Pacific Railroad. The physics involved in operating a freight train are amazingly complicated.  Think about it: thousands of tons of metal rolling on steel wheels over steel rail at speeds up to 80 miles per hour over a variety of terrain—up and down different grades—in all kinds of…

Read More

Nebraska music festival launches streaming initiative Lincoln Calling TV

By SPN Newsroom / February 1, 2021

Lincoln Calling — a long-running music and arts festival in Nebraska’s capital city — is launching a new subscription-based livestreaming initiative that aims to recreate the live music experience on screen. The project, Lincoln Calling TV, is the product of a partnership between the festival and Basement Creators Network (BCN), a Lincoln production company that…

Read More

Retail Aware shows no signs of slowing growth despite pandemic

By Tom McCauley / January 29, 2021

Keith Fix, co-founder and CEO of Retail Aware, learned to code during a brief stay with his mother at a homeless shelter.  The 10-year-old aspiring entrepreneur’s parents had recently separated, and young Fix needed money for clothes and the after school programs he wanted to attend. A family friend needed a website built. Fix convinced…

Read More