Combining behavioral & data sciences to optimize chronic disease management

Digital tools have become an essential part of our lives. Online calendars guide our daily routine; Waze and Google Maps plan our routes – warning us of traffic or an accident ahead; websites and apps recommend restaurants nearby; and this is just to name a few. These technologies direct and redirect us, offering optimal guidance … Read more

INVEST Pitch Perfect winner: Vincere Health offers underserved patients a holistic solution to quit smoking

From left: Shalen De Silva, CEO and co-founder of Vincere Health, and Jake Keteyian, the company’s president and co-founder. Smoking rates have declined over the decades by two-thirds since the Surgeon General warned of the consequences of lighting up more than 50 years ago. But today about 1 in 7, or nearly 13%, of adults … Read more

How to Scale Up Your Small Business from the MVP Phase

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Growing a small business can be a challenge – and that’s an understatement! It’s easy to set goals for a new venture, and much more difficult to execute them. At times, it may even seem almost impossible to find the steps that should be taken between the … Read more

Two Nebraska startups get federal small-business grants Agriculture

Two startups that are part of the Combine Incubator at Nebraska Innovation Campus have been awarded federal small-business grants. Birds Eye Robotics and Thyreos Inc. both recently received Small Business Innovation Research grants from the US Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. One-time Lincoln startup buys back stake held by investors Lincoln … Read more

Why Glen Tullman is backing virtual diabetes clinic

Diabetes management can be time-consuming, cumbersome and expensive. Particularly for those who are uninsured or underinsured, it can also be unaffordable and inaccessible, according to the leaders of startup So instead of offering to help navigate the existing health system, the San Diego-based virtual diabetes clinic is setting out to create a completely new … Read more

IBM dumping Watson Health is an opportunity to reevaluate artificial intelligence

Scientists marked the 1970s and 1990s as two distinct “AI winters,” when sunny forecasts for artificial intelligence yielded to gloomy pessimism as projects failed to live up to the hype. IBM sold its AI-based Watson Health to a private equity firm earlier this year for what analysts describe as salvage value. Could this transaction signal … Read more

How to Move Your Shop or Business Online

Many businesses had to reinvent themselves almost overnight because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Business owners had two choices: take action to change the way they work, or close up shop. Companies that refused to take their company virtual or adapt either didn’t make it or at the very least suffered a loss. Innovation and a … Read more

Entrepreneurs Need To Focus As Much On Organization Structure As Business Model

Entrepreneurs Need To Focus As Much On Organization Structure As Business Model getty Working on the business model is a fundamental part of pretty much every “lean startup” program, which makes it a fundamental part of pretty much every accelerator and incubator. Research from INSEAD reminds us, however, that simply having a good business plan … Read more

UNL starts its own student-led venture capital fund | Local Business News

Plenty of startup companies founded by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln students and alums have grown up into huge successes. Think Hudl or opendorse or Virtual Incision. But could they have grown faster or bigger if they had more access to capital early on? Lincoln construction startup hits the jackpot with $ 30 million venture capital … Read more

Business Class: Cottage Grove data startup helps Major League Baseball gear up for season | Business News

Emilie Heidemann Wisconsin State Journal It paved the way in 2019 for Major League Baseball – whose Opening Day is just around the corner – to refresh its hardware across its 30 ballparks, and save some time while doing so. Cottage Grove-based data startup Metify’s Mojo software allows MLB to manage and build each of … Read more