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UNeTech works with assistant professor to develop smartphone-based health technology

The biggest innovation in healthcare in the last ten years might just be the smartphone in your pocket. The same technology that has revolutionized communications, navigation, and entertainment is poised to similarly revolutionize human health. The question is how....

What is UNeTech, jointly?

The University of Nebraska Omaha and the University of Nebraska Medical Center only have one state-sponsored research institute shared between them. A joint project, the UNeTech Institute is the brainchild of two diverse campuses. It belongs as much to the innovative...

Big Government, Small Business: A Guide to the SBIR and STTR Programs

Part 1: Mr. Tibbetts Goes to Washington In this series, Jace Gatzemeyer discusses the history, legacy, goals, successes, and shortcomings of the SBIR and STTR programs. Dr. Gatzemeyer is UNeTech’s Grant Writer, and one aspect of his job involves creating strong...

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...
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...

Starting Your Entrepreneurial Journey

Starting Your Entrepreneurial Journey

If you’re reading this, it is probably because you’ve found yourself interested in some form of entrepreneurship. There’s an abundance of information to learn, people to meet, and ideas to share. So, where do you start? Dr. Dale Eesley is the director of University of...

Start-Up Spotlight: Wilma and Rose

Start-Up Spotlight: Wilma and Rose

DeAnna Williams is a woman of many talents. She loves theatre, experiencing new things, and is a mother of three. Not only that, but she owns and operates a business all by herself. Wilma and Rose is a gift concierge business based in Omaha. DeAnna named the business...

Choosing a Law Firm for Your Startup: Part 2

Choosing a Law Firm for Your Startup: Part 2

An investment in legal services is an important consideration in starting a business. Make sure you know how your legal budget will be spent. What follows is part two in a series about the factors to consider in your choice of lawyer. Factor Two: Know When to Hold ‘Em...

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