Day: October 3, 2012

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Story offers close look at Bill Fisher, “Silicon Prairie’s Go-To Guy”

By SPN Team / October 3, 2012

Financial services publication Bank Technology News on Tuesday published a profile of Bill Fisher, a veteran of Omaha’s tech scene.

“You have heard of the Oracle of Omaha,” wrote BTN reporter Sean Sposito, who visited Omaha for the piece. “Well, Fisher, the founder of Treetop Ventures, a consulting and investment firm, is the patriarch of the city’s burgeoning tech scene.”
The 2,000-word story provides insight into Fisher’s approach, background on …

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Join us Oct. 11 for the Thinc Iowa Closing Party

By SPN Team / October 3, 2012

Thanks to our sponsor Iowa’s Creative Corridor, we’re sending our Thinc Iowa 2012 attendees out in style – a very vintage, eclectic style. The evening of Oct. 11, we’ll gather at the West End Architectural Salvage (below) for the Thinc Iowa Closing Party. This party venue is a four-story salvage source, touting one-of-a-kind gems from New York, Chicago, England, the Middle East and elsewhere.

Between …

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Prairie Portrait: Matt Barr of VoterTide

By SPN Newsroom / October 3, 2012

Silicon Prairie News: What led to your decision to join the team at RockDex? |

Matt Barr: The offer fell into my lap at the right time and in the right way. I had gained general software lifecycle and project management skills while working at Kiewit, and when I moved on to LeaseTeam I was working with some of the best developers in Omaha. When approached about RockDex, I had absorbed a lot of know-how from the team I was on and was ready to build something no one had seen before. |

SPN: With the presidential debates on the horizon and just more than a month until the election, what does VoterTide …

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Watch RecBob’s DEMO presentation at noon (Live stream)

By SPN Team / October 3, 2012

At noon today Cedar Rapids startup RecBob will take the stage at DEMO, VentureBeat’s semiannual showcase of startups and new products in Santa Clara, Calif.

After earning the opportunity through a Startup America Partnership contest, RecBob joined the roster of more than 75 companies that will deliver a six-minute pitch on stage and have spot in the event’s expo hall. Touting a Facebook app for managing rec league sports, RecBob is presenting in the social category.

“Launching at DEMO is a game-changing opportunity for any startup in the tech space,” Anna Eisenberg of the Startup America Partnership said in an email …

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Founder Friday returns this week with Hatchlings’ Brad Dwyer

By SPN Newsroom / October 3, 2012

Founder Friday, our weekly series in which a founder shares a lesson learned or best practice utilized, returns Oct. 5 with a post on hiring by Hatchlings founder Brad Dwyer.

We kicked off this series in April in response to our readers’ requests for more insight from startup founders. It’s not surprising then that this series has produced some of our most-read and most-shared posts.

Stackify’s Matt Watson candidly shared how he bootstrapped his …

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