Features & Interviews

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…

Turning university tech into products

August 5, 2021

Eric Wagner worked at The Ohio State University (OSU), where he oversaw commercialization of new innovations and supported the launch of over 22 technology startups. One of those startups was Ubihere, a software company located in Hilliard, Ohio, that develops next-generation real-time location systems. Ubihere’s patented artificial intelligence (AI) technology is the next-generation standard for…

Comeback Capital’s new $10M rolling fund

July 29, 2021

Last month, Comeback Capital announced the appointment of two general partners and the launch a $10 million rolling fund. The VC firm, with a group of coastal and local LPs, focuses on providing early stage funding to startups in the U.S. heartland. Flyover Future spoke with Scott Shane, the managing director of Comeback Capital about…

New fund hopes to close early stage funding gap

July 22, 2021

  In March, Columbus, Ohio-based Rev1 Ventures announced the launch of its Future Value Fund, a $10 million for-profit investment fund. focused on supporting pre-seed stage companies. Flyover Future spoke with Kristy Campbell, chief operating officer at Rev1 Ventures, about plans for Rev1 Fund II and advantages of being located in Columbus. What’s the goal…

Iowa startup aims to harness the full power of computer vision

July 15, 2021

Computer vision, generally speaking, sets out to process visual information in much the same way humans do with their eyes. It’s a rapidly expanding field within the realm of artificial intelligence (AI), and two guys in Iowa are using it as a transformational technology to revolutionize everyday life. Joseph Nelson, along with his business partner…