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Day: November 12, 2012


BitMethod unveils Change, shaves boss’ launch beard

By paige / November 12, 2012

Change is now available for “anyone who wants to ditch their cash register and live a simpler life,” according to the app’s website.

Created by Des Moines mobile app firm BitMethod, Change is a restaurant and retail management system with an iPad-based point of sale. A few months ago, we wrote about the app’s launch into private beta at a local coffee shop, the kind of client it aims …

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Events: Women of Innovation, Open Coffee, Startup Weekend and more

By kelsey / November 12, 2012

Every Monday, look for our events post to keep you in the loop on the goings-on 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. …

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Antonio Neves shares three steps to create your own luck (Video)

By SPN Team / November 12, 2012

“If there’s one thing that’s been consistent in everything that I do,” Antonio Neves told the Thinc Iowa audience Oct. 11, “it’s that I am a professional question asker and I am a professional opportunity identifier.”

For the next 25 minutes, Neves, who emceed the event, employed both those qualities in a motivational talk to open the final day of Thinc Iowa 2012.

He asked the audience: “Would you bet on you accomplishing what you …

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Here’s the Global Entrepreneurship Week schedule for the Silicon Prairie

By SPN Team / November 12, 2012

Global Entrepreneurship Week turns 5 this year, and people in 130 countries are getting in on the celebration.

Billed by its organizers as “the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare,” GEW is a week-long, worldwide series of events and competitions aimed at inspiring people to engage in entrepreneurship while connecting them to potential collaborators, mentors and investors.

A smattering of events the past couple of days …

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Watch the Startup@Kauffman Demo Day live stream

By SPN Team / November 12, 2012

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation begins its celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week today with the second rendition of Startup@Kauffman Demo Day at its Kansas City, Mo. headquarters. For those who can’t attend the event, a live stream (above) will be available throughout the day.

The broadcast began around 8:15 a.m. and will run until 2:50 p.m. It started with opening remarks …

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