Day: May 25, 2011

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Wired cover story includes a look at Omaha’s downtown revival

By Danny Schreiber / May 25, 2011

This coming month’s issue of Wired Magazine, which hit newsstands earlier this week, features a cover story, Smart Jobs,” that should be of high interest to our readers for a few reasons. First, the article takes a statistical look at something we’re dedicated to covering. “Work is out there,” page 134 states. “It’s cropping up in new tech corridors, booming small towns, and surprising industries.”

Second, in its focus on 12 downtown revivals, the article takes a deep look …

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Tune in at 9:30 p.m. CDT: Hollrback demoing at SF New Tech

By Danny Schreiber / May 25, 2011

Tune in at 9:30 p.m. CDT tonight to watch Gabe Kangas of the Omaha-based startup Hollrback give a 5-minute demo his mobile contact management app at SF New Tech, a monthly meetup with more than 5,000 members.

In preparation for tonight’s event, I caught up with Kangas today by email. He said that he had been in talks with the organizers of the SF New Tech event for quite …

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BIZ Luncheon Series: Matt Kinley of Equity Dynamics on equity capital

By Geoff Wood / May 25, 2011

Mike Colwell, director of the Business Innovation Zone in Des Moines, holds an educational luncheon series for entrepreneurs across central Iowa called the Business Insights and Networking Luncheon Series. Each luncheon features a speaker from the community with either expertise or thought leadership in an area that’s applicable to people working on building high-growth and scalable businesses.

Colwell recently started capturing these …

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A Big Omaha thank you to all our sponsors!

By Geoff Wood / May 25, 2011

As the community continues the process of digesting the ideas shared and connections made at Big Omaha 2011, we’d like to use this week to thank our sponsors, an amazing group of companies who made it possible for us to put on the event that was enjoyed by, and inspired, so many.

Much like the six hundred attendees who descended on the Old Market last week from across this country …

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Join us tonight! Silicon Prairie News Meetup at 5 p.m.

By Danny Schreiber / May 25, 2011

Come on over to blanc burgers + bottles sometime between 5 and 7 p.m. today for our second Silicon Prairie News Meetup in Omaha. Just weeks off the heels of Big Omaha, this will be a great time to chat about what you learned or what you’re now inspired to do, and if you didn’t make it to the event, this will still be an awesome networking opportunity. Most of our Omaha team members will be there, so if you haven’t met us, make sure to introduce …

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View from the FishBowl: Are we there yet?

By Danny Schreiber / May 25, 2011

I remember when I was a kid and my two sisters and I would load up in the Buick to go to Grandma Fisher’s house or maybe one of my aunts/uncles. Why do I only remember that we loaded up to go to grandma’s or maybe one of our aunts or uncles? Because, for the most part, that is the only place we ever went…to visit family. That’s what you did “back in the day.” We were four years apart and I was the middle child; yikes! It typically didn’t take very long for one of us (usually my little sister provoked by me or my older sister …

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PrairieCast with Andy & Geoff (Video)

By Geoff Wood / May 25, 2011

Discussed this week:

“Zaarly app now live, offers being posted on the Silicon Prairie,”
“Using Zaarly, an impromptu Dwollapalooza is held,”
Silicon Prairie storylines at TechCrunch Disrupt,
“Google to expand ultra high-speed network to Kansas City, Mo.,”
“With Design+Tech, Morrow looks to spur community to design for web,”
“With planned focus groups …

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