PUDDLE HOPS: Ford expands autonomous car research; Y Combinator selects first Nebraska startup

Logica accepted by Y Combinator

Omaha-based startup Logica, which builds next-generation business finance software, is the first Nebraska business to be accepted by Silicon Valley startup program Y Combinator.

Ford expands autonomous car research

Ford is planning to deploy over 100 researchers and engineers at its facility at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, to continue its autonomous driving research and how it can use third-party robots. Ford’s technical expert Mario Santillo talks about the expanded efforts.

Turning food companies into national players

Greater MSP, the Twin Cities’ regional economic development organization, is on a mission to build the next generation of big-name food companies and turn them into national players.

Andelyn Biosciences gets $200m investment

Ohio’s Andelyn Biosciences, which was created through research at Nationwide Children’s Hospital to pioneer cell- and gene-based therapy, will soon have a new facility thanks to a $200 million investment.