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Many of the revolutionary technologies I noticed in 2020 centered on direct impacts of the pandemic. I think it will proceed, although with technologies focusing more on indirect impacts or offering particular solutions as completely different problems or needs emerge. Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs. NBDC and different service providers provided extra coaching occasions about this system normally; most of those events had been carried out on-line, which increased access to innovators across the state. I think researchers and entrepreneurs had more time and started to assume differently about their work and the way to fund it.
For example, Logica is a cool new startup based by Leandro and Carissa Castro previously of Multi-mechanics. I additionally assume that you will notice some new funds get introduced and launched.
Tech And Society
Quickly shifting to all distant work in industries that might by no means have thought of it previous to 2020 and the proliferation of digital conferences and platforms are just a few examples from this past yr. Iâ€™m excited for what I sense is a renewed concentrate on reconnecting and constructing the Silicon Prairie group back to its vibrancy of several years in the past. There have still been actions and efforts to give attention to strengthening the community, however it looks like a number of corporations and individuals have expressed power and desire to do what we are able to to put the community back on the map regionally and nationally.
While the events of 2020 could have dampened startup enthusiasm, causing potential entrepreneurs to delay or shelve their startup dreams, it might have given a boost to tech-based startups. Nebraskaâ€™s small slice of the world was compelled online to the good thing about these savvy sufficient to steer startups that relied on each conventional platforms (is it too early to name social media platforms traditional?) and new tech innovations. My prediction is you will note the pattern of more founder-led efforts to supply the area and support for new founders to emerge and create new corporations that clear up new and old problems that 2020 has made fairly seen.
So, general I am optimistic that 2021 might be a reasonably good yr for startups in Nebraska â€“ notably early stage ones. While it has undoubtedly been a tough year, the silver lining is that it helped facilitate change in a short time-the best way we talk, the best way we connect, and the way we work. These changes have also increased accessibility to group, programs, and assets by decreasing limitations like time and journey. Itâ€™s super simple to jump on a Zoom name to fulfill with somebody when there isn’t any commute time! 2020 also uncovered new issues to be solved, whereas additionally creating plenty of early adopters out of necessity.