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SPN’s 2017 holiday gift guide

13 December, 2017

Still looking for the perfect gift for the techie, entrepreneur or hard-to-shop-for person in your life? Who better to give ideas than the makers themselves! We asked the startup community which Prairie-made products and services they’d love to receive this year. From software to gear, here’s what we’re most excited to give this holiday season:...

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LifeLoop gains ground, expands team and coverage area

12 December, 2017

Last October, Omaha-based startup LifeLoop won a $100,000 investment at Rise of the Rest. Since then, the operational platform for senior living communities has seen an increase in users around the country and has been focused on sales and growth. “Since Rise of the Rest, we’ve added five employees,” said Amy Johnson, LifeLoop Co-founder. “We’ve...

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UNMC PhD student chosen as Pipeline Spotlight Entrepreneur

8 December, 2017

William Payne, a doctoral student of pharmaceutical sciences at University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), is bridging the gap between entrepreneurs and PhDs with his veterinary tech startup Simple Vet Solutions. Next month, he’ll be pitching his software company at The Pipeline Innovators in Kansas City. “I’ll wake up in the morning and write some...

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Madison-based insurtech startup SafetyNet launches new insurance program

5 December, 2017

Renter SafetyNet, a new insurance program from CUNA Mutual Group’s innovation lab, was launched today in Wisconsin. In a shifting housing market where more people than ever are renting rather than buying, Renter SafetyNet is a first-of-its-kind program created specifically for landlords to come out of the Madison-based insurance tech startup, SafetyNet. “PEW research put...

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KC-based SMG drives market research innovation with open-minded culture

29 November, 2017

Kansas City-based Service Management Group (SMG) uniquely combines technology and insights to help clients listen better, act faster and outperform competitors. But 26 years ago when the market research company was just starting out, they didn’t operate in such a high-tech space. “We started doing phone based collections. People would call a 1-800 number and...

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