Stories of Innovation in your own Backyard!

Leveraging cognitive science and artificial intelligence to improve sales

June 30, 2022

Confirmed is an emerging SaaS company that uses cognitive science and artificial intelligence to increase salespeople’s meeting acceptance rates.

How do you scale tech with speed and purpose?

June 28, 2022

How do you scale tech when your company is growing fast, and you’ve got to consider everything from operational needs to marketing to security?

Great North Ventures’ new fund to address key themes

June 22, 2022

Great North Ventures is an early-stage VC firm located in Minneapolis. The firm has raised two funds since its 2017 founding. On May 24, early-stage VC firm Great North Ventures closed on $40 million for its second venture fund for investing in startups from Seed to Series A stages. The fund’s investing and support are…

Keep your organization safe with a password manager

June 21, 2022

By guest columnist Carlota Sage In my series so far, we’ve discussed choosing your productivity platform, turning on multi factor authentication (MFA), and how to communicate to users that you are turning off IMAP and POP. This week, I’ll discuss password managers. When you don’t want people just wandering into your house, you lock the…

Groov provides organized data for residential land development

June 16, 2022

Founded in Clive, IA in 2020, Groov leverages advanced Land Development technology to help residential land developers. We spoke to Groov’s CEO Ryan Glick about what the company does and the help it’s gotten along the way from local sources. What do you do at Groov? Glick: We service the residential land development industry. We…

Can “data stakeholder” thinking be a winning data privacy strategy for organizations?

June 14, 2022

By guest writer Debbie Reynolds In 2020, I created a five-minute video about data privacy and trust. I introduced the notion of the “rise of the individual.” The “rise of the individual” is an expression of the idea that organizations must always consider obligations to their shareholders but must also come to terms with the fact…

Oklahoma State University partners on aerospace innovation center

June 9, 2022

The aerospace industry accounts for about 6 percent of the Oklahoma workforce, but its impact is often overlooked in a state where agriculture and oil dominate the headlines. Several university and municipal programs are working to change that perception and drive innovation in new aerospace technology. We spoke to Dr. Jamey Jacob, the founding Director…

Cybersecurity is a relay race, here is how you can train for it

June 7, 2022

By Carlota Sage, guest columnist In my series so far, we’ve discussed choosing your productivity platform, turning on multi factor authentication (MFA), and how to communicate to users that you are turning off IMAP and POP. This week, I’ll address security awareness training. I like to tell employees and internal users that cybersecurity is a…

Building the future in Kansas City with tech and talent

May 26, 2022

John Boucard is a serial entrepreneur, inventor, engineer, hacker, and maker. His current company, Tesseract Ventures, is developing a system that gives businesses the ability to connect ultra-high speed processing backends to intuitively reveal, organize, and display vast amounts of information through proprietary extended reality interfaces, robots, and IoT-connected devices. But he stresses that, so…

Address users impacted by IMAP and POP turn-offs

May 24, 2022

By Carlota Sage, guest columnist In my series so far, we’ve discussed choosing your productivity platform and turning on multi factor authentication (MFA). But in order for MFA to fully protect your email platform, you need to turn off IMAP and POP – both of these bypass MFA when logging into email. Last week, I…