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Remote work allows more Nebraskans to live local, work coastal

By SPN Newsroom / July 19, 2021

There’s no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic upended the way millions of Americans work.   But how has the shift to remote work seen in some industries affected the Midwest? For three local tech workers, it’s provided the opportunity for them to work for coastal startups and tech companies while remaining in Omaha.  Researchers such as…

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Second annual OnRamp Agriculture Conference launches virtually tomorrow, showcasing key issues in agtech and foodtech

By SPN Newsroom / July 14, 2021

Over 400 corporations, investors and startups working in the agtech and foodtech industries will gather virtually tomorrow at the second annual OnRamp Agriculture Conference to discuss the future of agriculture and investment trends. The event takes place from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Thursday, July 15, and is hosted by gener8tor, The Combine and the…

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Certified Cell gives users more autonomy over technology

By Matthew Robbins Case / July 9, 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…

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Inside Outside Innovation episode 256 released today, featuring author Amos Schwartzfarb

By SPN Newsroom / June 29, 2021

SPN loves to highlight the work of the Silicon Prairie ecosystem’s leaders and innovators. Since 2016, the Inside Outside Innovation podcast has delivered the latest news on innovation, technology and entrepreneurship every week to listeners for whom an outside-the-box perspective is a prerequisite for success. On this week’s episode of the Inside Outside Innovation podcast,…

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Time to stop the summer slide: Do Space kicks off its Summer Passport program this Saturday online

By SPN Newsroom / June 3, 2021

The summer slide isn’t just some scorching metal tube of playground equipment. It’s also a phenomenon you might remember from youth: that slackening of the mind that accompanies summer vacation and forgotten subject matter. In other words, the bane of all teachers everywhere. To #stoptheslide, Do Space is once again instituting its annual summer passport…

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Women in Tech: Evelyn Espinoza-Macias

By SPN Newsroom / May 23, 2021

Growing up in a low-income Spanish-speaking household in South Omaha, Evelyn Espinoza-Macias struggled with a language barrier. Her parents, though supportive, could not provide the same level of help on schoolwork that many of her peers received, as they did not speak English. Espinoza-Macias remembers spending countless extra hours at school working hard to learn…

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