Day: September 22, 2012

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The eight teams of Startup Weekend Omaha (Photos)

By SPN Newsroom / September 22, 2012

Startup Weekend Omaha is nearly 30 hours in. Its 60-some competitors have formed eight teams and spread themselves throughout The Mastercraft, occupying four offices in the North Downtown building to see their ideas through.

Before those ideas were pitched Friday, Omaha co-organizer and former Startup Weekend COO Shane Reiser kicked off the event with an overview of the competition: teams have until 6 p.m. on Sunday to build a product and put together a pitch. With more …

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Watch eCreamery try to close a “sweet deal” on Shark Tank (Video)

By SPN Newsroom / September 22, 2012

The co-founders of Omaha-based eCreamery appeared Friday on ABC’s Shark Tank, pitching the five “sharks” for a $250,000 investment in exchange for 33 percent of their company.

“Who doesn’t love ice cream?” Abby Jordan opened the pitch. “However, no one in the $23 billion ice cream industry is positioning ice cream as a gift.”

Ecreamery, an online custom ice cream and gelato shop, plans …

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Hear Brad Feld speak about “Startup Communities” at Thinc Iowa

By Jeff Slobotski / September 22, 2012

We’re thrilled to have investor, entrepreneur and author Brad Feld join us in Des Moines in a little more than two weeks to present at Thinc Iowa 2011, our conference on innovation and entrepreneurship.

Brad’s work in Boulder, Colo. has served as a model for what we’ve been building within the Silicon Prairie News community since 2008. In looking to a city like Boulder, one that has not only branded …

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