Silicon Prairie News

Events: From The Archives 0

Events: Prometheus Awards, i2iowa, SPN Meetup, Hack Omaha and more

April 9, 2012 by

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 in the Silicon Prairie, you’ll find it here.

For more, visit our events page for a calendar of upcoming events from us and others in the region.

To submit an event for consideration, please email

This Week

CFA Society of Iowa Luncheon Meeting – Wednesday, 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. 

Des Moines – Embassy Club (666 Grand Ave., 34th Floor)

This luncheon meeting will feature Bo Peabody, co-founder and Managing General Partner of Village Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm. Mr. Peabody will speak about “Why the current bubble is absolutely perfect for everyone.”

Learn more

Pitch & Grow VIII – Wednesday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Des Moines – Veterans Memorial Auditorium (833 5th Ave.)

Entrepreneurs will pitch their business to a supportive group of peer CEOs, CIOs, business development experts, industry professionals and business-savvy people.

Learn more

Technology Association of Iowa Prometheus Awards – Wednesday, 5 p.m.

Des Moines – Veterans Memorial Auditorium (833 5th Ave.)

This ceremony honors both companies and individuals who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and excellence in technology.

Learn more at

Register at 

i2iowa Investors and Innovators Forum – Thursday, April 12, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Des Moines – Veterans Memorial Auditorium (833 5th Ave.)

The i2iowa Investors and Innovators Forum is the culmination of a two-day showcase of Iowa technology.

Learn more at

Register at

Silicon Prairie News Meetup with Startup Weekend Kansas City – Thursday, 5-7 p.m. 

Kansas City – The Cashew (2000 Grand Blvd)

Silicon Prairie News will pair up with Startup Weekend Kansas City for the first SPN Meetup on April 12 in Kansas City. We’re inviting those in the startup community to join us for drink and an opportunity to meet face-to-face to discuss the happenings on The Prairie.

Learn more

Startup Weekend Kansas City – Friday – Sunday

Kansas City – Union Station, Board Room (30 West Pershing Road

Startup Weekends are weekend-long, hands-on experiences where entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs can find out if startup ideas are viable. (SPN is a media sponsor of this event.)

Learn more at

Register at

Hack Omaha – Friday – Sunday 

Omaha – The Omaha World-Herald Building (1314 Douglas St)

Hack Omaha is a three-day code competition to build something out of government data. (SPN is a media sponsor of this event.)

Learn more at


Make sure to keep an eye out for these upcoming Silicon Prairie News events and those we’re helping to promote as a media sponsor.

Kansas City’s Technology Entrepreneur Speakers Program (Tech ESP) with Ben Milne – Tuesday, April 17, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Kansas City, Mo. – Polsinelli Shughart law offices (700 W. 47th Street)

This series, held six times throughout the year, highlights the region’s most innovative technology business leaders as they discuss ideas and opportunities for the future generation of entrepreneurs.

Learn more at

Register at

Subscribe to SPN

Silicon Prairie News interviews the region's leading entrepreneurs and creatives, reports on startups and established companies and announces events.

Submit a story

Have a story tip or startup we should know about? Send it our way:

From the Archives