Stories of Innovation in your own Backyard!

Raleigh AdTech startup flourishes

October 14, 2021

Raleigh, North Carolina-based marketing company Reveal Mobile is on a roll. It is using geofencing to help companies reach the audiences they want to target. We spoke to Dan Dillon, CMO at Reveal Mobile, about the company and its plans for the future. How did the company begin? Dillon: In 2015, we started out by…

AI and the cattle industry

October 7, 2021

Here’s something you might not know: There are over 94 million cows in the U.S. alone. Over $200 billion is lost each year because of various disease treatment costs, cows dying, and the associated revenue loss. Kansas City-based MyAnIML is developing an artificial intelligence (AI)-based early disease detection system that will enable a cattle owner…

How to make smart clothes

September 30, 2021

In the near future, all of your clothes will become smart, according to Ramses Martinez, faculty lead and assistant professor of industrial and biomedical engineering at Purdue University’s FlexiLab. This is thanks to miniaturized electronic circuits and sensors that will allow you to seamlessly communicate with your phone, computer, car and other machines through your…

Funding in flyover country

September 23, 2021

We named our publication Flyover Future ironically to highlight the great things going on in the area of the country that people have been known to dismiss as “flyover.” We’re certainly not the only ones who are supporting the area. Last week, we reported that Kansas City area venture capital firm Flyover Capital closed on…

New and innovative life for an old hospital

September 16, 2021

In Pittsburgh, the Suburban General Hospital in Bellevue closed in 2010, leaving a 230,000 square foot shell of a former community pillar. For the past two years, Allegheny Health Network (AHN) has been working to reimagine and revitalize this near-empty hospital and give it new life as a hub for community health and innovation. The…

Taking the (admin) pain out of sports tryouts

September 9, 2021

Sports team tryouts are a time-consuming, error-prone, emotionally driven experience. Traditionally it’s done on paper and spreadsheets. Coaches and organizations spend a lot of time trying to read people’s handwriting and entering data into spreadsheets. Then, naturally, parents question the fairness and accuracy of the process, which in turn creates a lot of stress and…

Epigraph builds customer experiences in 3D and AR

September 2, 2021

Epigraph is a company in Kansas City, Missouri, that builds scalable, customizable, engaging customer experiences in 3D and augmented reality (AR). Flyover Future spoke with co-founder Jasper Mullarney about what the company does. Tell us about Epigraph. Mullarney: The high-level pitch is that visual content is essential to sales. Every product needs photographs if you’re…

Oklahoma City focuses on biotech and aerospace

August 26, 2021

Rodgers and Hammerstein may have thought O-K-L-A-H-O-M-A was O-K, but the Sooner State and its biggest city were anything but in the 1980s. In fact, before 1993, “living in Oklahoma City kind of sucked,” according to David Holt, who worked for Mayor Mick Cornett from 2006 to 2010. As a history of the state’s economy…

Tulsa’s Respond Flow on raising your conversion rate

August 19, 2021

Respond Flow is a startup in Tulsa, Oklahoma that enables businesses to engage with their leads in timely texts. The company recently closed a $2.5 million funding round, which was led by Mercury Fund with support from Atento Capital, Cortado Ventures, Peter Gibbs and Augustin Ku. Flyover Future spoke with Martin Lien, co-founder and CEO…

The world’s first wireless charging highway segment

August 12, 2021

As electric vehicles become more widely used, the demand for reliable, convenient charging infrastructure continues to grow. The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) and Purdue University have announced plans to develop the world’s first contactless wireless-charging concrete pavement highway segment. Flyover Future spoke with Scott Manning, deputy chief of staff at INDOT, about the project’s…