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The NIH Taps BreezMed to Uncover the Real Cost of Prior Authorizations

The Phase I STTR Boosts Omaha Medical Startup The National Institutes of Health awarded Breezmed a $301,383 grant to explore the real cost of prior authorizations. Breezmed is the primary recipient under the Small Business Technology Transfer Research Grant (STTR), a...

Film discussion addresses sexism in STEM careers

The documentary film Picture a Scientist chronicles the eye-opening journey of three female scientists—biologist Nancy Hopkins, chemist Raychelle Burks, and geologist Jane Willenbring—who have overcome brutal harassment and institutional discrimination in their...

UNL Student Joins UNeTech Team

My name is Nadia Ra’Shaun Williams, and I hale from the illustriously spicy city of Omaha, and I recently stepped into the position of Brand Strategy Coordinator at UNeTech (a Student Intern role). I will write for the UNeTech blog and partner with startup companies...

Precision Syringe: Difficult problems make for interesting solutions

Injecting drugs into the muscles behind a child’s eyeball isn’t as easy as it sounds. Current best practices take no less than three skilled hands and a lifetime of specialty medical training. It is among the astonishing sounding medical procedures that are, in fact,...

It’s been a year since the pandemic shut our world down

One year ago, the world became a scary place, a place where the grocery store made me nervous and restaurants became forbidden territory. A world where I began to question every cough and sniffle and I only saw my friends via Zoom. A world where I learned to sing...

Choosing a Law Firm for Your Startup: Part 3

There are few relationships as intimate as a lawyer and client and in many ways, courting a law firm is like courting a partner. You may find yourself telling your lawyer any number of secrets or embarrassing things. Make sure that when you “swipe right,” you’re not...

Balancing work and home life for LGBTQ+ families

Finding a viable team is essential to a successful startup. Employees are the backbone of a company and meeting their needs is vital. Part of the job when founding a startup is ensuring all employees receive equal, fair treatment and feel accepted in their work...

Balancing parenthood and a career

The ideal worker in American society tends to someone who works relentlessly, doesn’t take time off, and picks up shifts or tasks as needed. Those expectations are hard to uphold for an everyday person, but even more unrealistic for parents. Dr. Jenna Yentes, a...

Breaking barriers within crowdsourcing 

When starting a new business, funding is an essential component. It can be difficult to find resources when you’re just starting out, so some entrepreneurs use crowdfunding and crowdsourcing. According to Investopedia, crowdfunding is “the use of small amounts of...

Giving the permission to fail

When we see someone who is successful, rarely do we think of the failures and mistakes they encountered along the way, but everyone who has accomplished their definition of success has faced setbacks. Failing is a normal thing. Christine Cutucache is the director of...
Balancing parenthood and a career

Balancing parenthood and a career

The ideal worker in American society tends to someone who works relentlessly, doesn’t take time off, and picks up shifts or tasks as needed. Those expectations are hard to uphold for an everyday person, but even more unrealistic for parents. Dr. Jenna Yentes, a...

Breaking barriers within crowdsourcing 

Breaking barriers within crowdsourcing 

When starting a new business, funding is an essential component. It can be difficult to find resources when you’re just starting out, so some entrepreneurs use crowdfunding and crowdsourcing. According to Investopedia, crowdfunding is “the use of small amounts of...

Giving the permission to fail

Giving the permission to fail

When we see someone who is successful, rarely do we think of the failures and mistakes they encountered along the way, but everyone who has accomplished their definition of success has faced setbacks. Failing is a normal thing. Christine Cutucache is the director of...

Courtney’s Corner: digital art and freelance

Courtney’s Corner: digital art and freelance

This time for Courtney’s Corner, I talked to Chelsi Bartlett. She owns and operates an Omaha-based business where she sells her artwork. I talked to her about what it’s like being a freelance graphic designer, since graphic design is something I’ve always been...