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Investment Portfolio

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Quantum Qool
Quantum Qool | Omaha | May 2024

Founders: Victor A. Rivas and Kent Campbell

Quantum Qool is an innovative startup where its patented femtosecond laser structuring technology was developed by Co-Founder & CEO Victor A. Rivas.
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Nave Analytics | Lincoln | February 2024

Founders: Jessica Korinek, Val Kovalsky, and Bradley Griggs

Nave Analytics helps agriculture professionals recommend the right amount of water at the right time to their farmers by fusing satellite, weather, and telemetry data into a singular data stream.
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Headset App
The Headset App | Lincoln | January 2024

Founder: Patrick Daberkow

The Headset App is a software-based communication tool that operates on smartphones and is compatible with various headsets. This technology allows sports team coaches to communicate with their teams without the bulky, unreliable, and expensive traditional headset equipment.
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Savii | Omaha | November 2023

Founder: Mary-Margaret Irish

Savii is an all-in-one platform that allows employers to offer personalized healthcare experiences to employees using an ICHRA & HSA (Health Savings Account). Savii aims to solve the problem of costly, complicated, and outdated traditional employee benefits.
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Major Talent
Major Talent | Lincoln | August 2023

Founder: Tim den Hoed

Major Talent translates a veteran's military skills and experiences into language that businesses understand, making it easier for companies to hire them, and providing veterans with better job opportunities.
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SheMate | Omaha | June 2023

Founders: Teresa Friesen and Kristin Stone

SheMate provides virtual mentoring and wellness groups facilitated by successful women in sports to help young and aspiring athletes navigate their present and future in healthy, intentional and strategic ways. The SheMate community consists of college, pro, Olympic and Paralympic women athletes.
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ReUnite | Lincoln | May 2023

Founder: Tyler (TJ) Jacobson, ’20

ReUnite’s software allows users to schedule collection of recyclables and waste products through partnerships with haulers. The company currently generates revenue through their website and plans to pivot to a B2B SaaS model as they begin selling to independent haulers.
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Swishboom | Omaha | April 2023

Founder: Kellee Mikuls

Swishboom is a mobile app that allows families to post their babysitting jobs to a network of trusted sitters. Swishboom has helped families get over 6,000 hours of babysitting jobs claimed, while creating a gig economy for babysitters to pick up flexible job opportunities.


Tiiga | Lincoln | November 2022

Founders: Jeff Tezak, ’08, ’09 and ’18, Harrouna Malgoubri, ’20, and Katy Tezak, ’17

Tiiga provides low calorie, nutrient dense, non caffeinated, sustainable energy by combining electrolytes with the fiber rich African baobab fruit. Baobab, the famous African superfruit, has been used for energy, immunity, and gut health for thousands of years in African culture. Tiiga brings this power direct to consumers with a great tasting, on-the-go drink mix.
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Maxwell | Omaha | July 2022

Founder: Adriana Cisneros Basulto, ’07, MBA

Maxwell makes it easy for small to midsize employers to offer personalized employee benefits and rewards, as well as attract and retain the talent they need. Client companies assign a budget for employees to use on curated benefits, reimbursements or purchases made with their Maxwell debit card.
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Fast Forward | Kearney | April 2022, May 2023

Founder: Dusty Birge

Fast Forward helps electric utility companies lower inspection costs by automating thermal inspections of power lines using proprietary data collection software. Inspectors install a roof-mounted thermal camera on a vehicle to speed up the inspection process by 10 times.
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Nestimate | Lincoln | March 2022

Founder: Kelby Meyers, ‘12

Nestimate provides the first software-based solution enabling guaranteed income in retirement plans in a scalable manner. It also fills a gap in the retirement planning space by presenting retirement data in a clear, concise manner.
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Sentinel Fertigation | Lincoln | November 2021

Founder: Jackson Stansell, ‘21, Ph.D.

Sentinel Fertigation looks to solve profitability and environmental sustainability issues in agriculture caused by inefficient nitrogen fertilization. By using tech to create more efficient nitrogen applications in the field, it saves farmers money while also being more environmentally conscious.
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