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Events: Music Genome Project, TechBrew, Vaynerchuk and more

Every Monday, look for our events post to keep you in the loop on the happenings of the week. From meetups and conferences to workshops and pitch sessions, if it’s happening on the Prairie, you’ll find it here.

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2012 ACG Cup Kickoff Event – Monday, 5-7 p.m.

Omaha – UNO Thompson Center (6705 Dodge St.)

Please join us in kicking off ACG Nebraska’s inaugural ACG Cup Event with an evening of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and networking. We encourage active members, prospective members, sponsors, university administrators, and faculty to all attend – and don’t forget, guests are also welcome. This will be a great opportunity to spend an evening learning more about the ACG Cup and helping us to kickoff our inaugural Cup Competition. Pre-registration is required.

Learn more acg.org/nebraska

Pandora Radio and the Music Genome Project – Tuesday, 7 p.m.

Kansas City – Main Reading Room of the Linda Hall Library (5109 Cherry St.)

Pandora Radio services 94 million American listeners, delivering them automatically and individually a steady stream of songs and tracks that match their musical preferences. In this talk, Dr. Nolan Gasser, the Chief Musicologist Emeritus of Pandora Radio and Architect of the Music Genome Project, discusses the innovative Pandora experience, as well as the broader story of how musicology and science (mathematics, physics, aural biology, neuroscience) combine to influence why we love the music we do.

Learn more lindahall.org/innovation

TAI TechBrew Cedar Valley – Thursday, 5-7 p.m.

Cedar Falls, Iowa – Voodoo Lounge (314 Main St.)

Join us for the Technology Association of Iowa’s TechBrew event, an informal gathering of entrepreneurs, technologists, business people and funders getting together to talk over a beer (social lubrication).  Cocktails and networking will begin promptly at 5 pm!

Learn more technologyiowa.org

Hormel Business Plan Competition – Friday

McCook, Neb. – McCook Community College, Hormel Business & Technology Center (1205 East Third St.)

Originally a private initiative by the Hormel Family Foundation, the Hormel Business Plan Competition is now an Invest Nebraska Venture Competition. Click here to learn more about INC’s Venture Competitions. Local sponsors for the Hormel Business Plan Competition include Community Hospital, USDA Rural Development, McCook Community Development Company, comprised of AmFirst Bank and McCook National Bank. Thank you for your commitment to McCook and Nebraska!

Learn more investnebraska.com

2011 KCADC Annual Meeting Fast KC, Friday 11-1 p.m.

Kansas City – KC Convention Center, Grand Ballroom (301 W 13th St.)

The Kansas City Area Development Council 2011 Annual Meeting Luncheon – Fast KC – will share how light-speed advancements in global commerce affect your business. We’ll look at radical ideas and offer practical advice that will help you get a jump on the competition. We hope you will join us as we welcome Bill Taylor, the co-founder of Fast Company magazine, as this year’s Annual Meeting keynote presenter.

Learn more kcadcannualmeeting.com

Siouxland Social Media Conference ft. Gary Vaynerchuk – Friday, 1:45 p.m.

Sioux City, Iowa – Morningside College (3625 Garretson Ave)

As part of the Siouxland Social Media Conference organized by the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce, Vaynerchuk’s presentation will focus on how entrepreneurs can take advantage of the current business environment, while touching on topics in his recent bestseller, “The Thank You Economy.” We’ve had the pleasure of bringing Vaynerchuk in as a featured spreaker to each of our three Big Omaha events. If you’re looking for an example of his presentation style and lessons shared, check out our past coverage: Silicon Prairie News – Gary Vaynerchuk.

Learn more, see our post “Vaynerchuk presenting at free Sioux City event on Nov. 4

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