Invest Nebraska Portfolio
Invest Nebraska supports entrepreneurs by providing start-up and growth capital for Nebraska based businesses.
BastLab is developing an integrated processing system based on proprietary technology that will cost effectively isolate, upgrade and stabilize the two valuable raw material streams of bast fiber crops. These two value streams, fiber and wood core, offer great economic potential as sustainable raw material feed stocks.
Blue Valley Veterinary Clinic is the only mixed animal veterinary hospital in Gage County serving a variety of clients and patients, including companion animals, large animals, and exotic animals (pocket pets, reptiles, camelids, and birds). BVVC is also the only veterinary clinic in the Beatrice area to provide after-hours emergency services. They also offer in-house grooming and boarding services.
Location: North Bend
CropMetrics’s mission is to develop and supply precision management technology solutions that increase water, nutrient and energy use efficiency while fostering natural resource conservation. They are dedicated to building long-term relationships with customers through quality products, services, training and support.
CrowdPicks has developed an online platform to harness “collective intellect” from large numbers of individuals with specialized interests and form them into an accurate prediction of a future event. The platform utilizes an online community to gather user-generated predictions and leverages powerful algorithms to filter those down to an expert group.
Energy Pioneer Solutions is working to reverse decades of rising energy costs through conservation science, engineering and technology in the residential and commercial sector using proprietary software while developing partnerships with local utility companies.
Heady Bed is a manufacturer and e-tailer of customizable modular headboards. Shoppers are able to chose from a wide variety of designs and have their new headboard shipped directly to their door in about two weeks.
MindMixer is a web-based community engagement software platform. It allows clients to supplement traditional town hall meetings, or replace them entirely. MindMixer allows government organizations, civic leaders, and citizens to submit proposals and ideas for public consideration.
Location: Nebraska City
Monson Family Foods produces Two Bridges BBQ, a mid-western style gourmet barbecue sauce.
Pro-Fit designs and sells a patented web-based golf club fitting software system called the “Pro-Fit Performance Club Fitting System.” The software gathers a variety of information from each user such as length, overall weight, swing weight, shaft flex, grip placement, shaft loading, player flexibility and player handicap and outputs a “Performance Index” for the player. This Performance Index allows a club fitter to build the ideal club for each individual player.
ScanMed offers MRI coil engineering, manufacturing, repair, and refurbishment. The team consists of the top industry engineers and MRI professionals, who lead in-house product design and manufacturing. Their innovative MRI coils are multifunctional and bring more coverage and wide-spread clinical application with a higher signal-to-noise ratio. ScanMed is fully certified and FDA registered. Services are available for General Electric (GE), Siemens, Hitachi, Philips, Toshiba, Invivo, Medical Advances and MRI Devices MRI coils. Commitment to quality and service is our top priority.
Trak Surgical is the result of 12 years of research and development out of the innovative Biomechanics Laboratory at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. The break-through technology is the first jig free, computer-assisted navigation system used in joint replacement surgery. In numerous experiments with surgeons, the technology has proven to enhance the speed, accuracy, and throughput of joint replacement procedures by eliminating the use of cumbersome and time-consuming mechanical jigs.
Victory Hill Farm grows and produces the finest Earth friendly, farm products specializing in farmstead artisan goat cheese.
Founded in 2006 by two University of Nebraska professors, mechanical engineer Shane Farritor and surgeon Dmitry Oleynikov, Virtual Incision is developing surgical robots using technology exclusively licensed from the University of Nebraska. The technology uses several existing tools and techniques already familiar to surgeons, and the Virtual Incision platform will be much less expensive than existing robotic alternatives. Along with Invest Nebraska, Virtual Incision has raised capital from Prairie Gold Venture Partners and Bluestem Capital, two South Dakota based venture capital firms.
Welsch’s Bale in a Bag‘s founders have been in the farming industry for over 30 years and have decided that the conventional small square bale needed revolutionized. This began a one year process of trial and error concentrating on the customers needs.