Omaha, Nebraska –
Three excellent Nebraska companies have been acknowledged by the Nebraska Enterprise Growth Heart (NBDC) as 2022 NBDC Enterprise Award Winners. The awards acknowledge companies who demonstrated enterprise success and group contributions. The companies being honored are:
FixLexia, based and owned by Rebecca Miller, is Nebraska’s first clinic devoted to serving to school-aged youths recognized with dyslexia to turn out to be higher readers and spellers. FixLexia supplies medical evaluations to find out a toddler’s underlying studying expertise and what’s wanted to enhance. Miller’s work extends past the enterprise, together with engaged on laws to make sure youngsters with dyslexia obtain the instruction they want, and growing a pilot challenge for rural Nebraska academics to entry skilled growth on the subject.
“I constructed this enterprise as a result of a number of dad and mom wrestle to get their youngsters studying providers at college,” stated Miller. “I understand how painful that course of is. Mother and father know their little one is totally different, however they don’t know why.”
Grain Weevil, owned by father-son duo Chad and Ben Johnson, is working to eradicate grain bin deaths by means of the invention of an autonomous robotic. The Grain Weevil ranges grain, breaks crusts, conducts inspections, and feeds grain into extraction augers. Presently present process trials in grain bins on farms in Nebraska, Iowa, and Tennessee, and at a industrial facility in Illinois, the product is inching nearer to commercialization.
The mission of Grain Weevil is straightforward: no boots within the grain. “Going inside a grain bin is the worst job on the farm,” stated Chad Johnson. “We need to forestall the deaths and accidents that happen in grain bins yearly, whereas additionally sustaining the top quality of the grain.”
Kana Techniques, based by Mailani Veney, is a Lincoln-based firm recruited by the Division of Protection in 2019 to assist modernize nuclear weapons know-how at Offutt Air Drive Base utilizing synthetic intelligence and machine studying options. The corporate, which holds a Prime-Secret clearance, has since expanded, incomes almost $10 million in income since 2019. Their focus is on fixing troublesome authorities issues within the areas of modernization and digital transformation.
Veney is a Hawaii-native who comes from a household with a protracted historical past of navy service. “That is my probability to serve my nation,” she stated. “When the decision got here for me, and when the federal government got here asking for my assist, it was simply such an honor to have the ability to do this.”
“This 12 months’s NBDC Enterprise Award winners are really extraordinary,” stated Catherine Lang, NBDC Government Director. “They’re all shining examples of the spirit of entrepreneurship in Nebraska: they’re resilient, good, and fixing actual issues that can have an enduring impression for generations to return. We’re honored to acknowledge their many accomplishments.”
The awardees can be honored at native celebrations within the coming weeks.
NBDC gives no-cost enterprise consulting providers to any Nebraska enterprise proprietor or entrepreneur. To study extra or discover a advisor, go to nbdc.unomaha.edu.