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Events: Startup Ames, SPN Meetup, BetaBlox Demo Day and more

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.

To submit an event for consideration, please email editor@siliconprairienews.com.


This Week

Lean Startup Conference watch party – Monday, 11 a.m.

The Lean Startup Conference brings together innovators from startups and established companies alike to share lessons for building profitable lean organizations. A trip to the Bay Area isn’t a prerequisite for a prime seat to view the event. In six cities across the Silicon Prairie, Lean Startup enthusiasts are hosting official parties to watch a live stream of the event.

Find a viewing party in your area at siliconprairienews.com

Omaha Coffee and Startups Meetup – Tuesday, 9 a.m.

Omaha – Legends Comics and Coffee (5207 Leavenworth St.)

If you have a startup, work at a startup, or just like talking about startups, come and join us for some coffee and conversations. This is a monthly event starting at 9AM on the first Tuesday of each month. 

Learn more at omahacoffeeandstartups.tumblr.com

Startup Ames Meetup (first gathering) – Tuesday, 7-9 p.m.

Ames, Iowa – CoLab (704 East Lincoln Way)

The Startup Ames Meetup is about educating, inspiring and connecting Ames area entrepreneurs. Each month will provide education and inspiration from experienced entrepreneurs in the community, followed by local startups pitching their ideas, companies, and challenges with a goal of getting feedback and ideas from the community audience. This event is open to the public and everyone is encouraged to attend.

Learn more at meetup.com

1 Million Cups Des Moines – Wednesday, 9 a.m.

West Des Moines – Green Grounds Cafe (117 5th St.)

Developed in Kauffman Labs for Enterprise Creation, and refined by a dedicated community of entrepreneurs in Kansas City, we have created an educational program that holds the promise to empower, grow and activate your community of entrepreneurs. Each week 1 Million Cups will showcase two startups from the Des Moines area at Green Grounds Cafe in Valley Junction. 

Learn more at 1millioncups.com

1 Million Cups Kansas City – Wednesday, 9 a.m.

Kansas City, Mo. – Kauffman Labs (4801 Rockhill Road)

Kauffman Labs for Enterprise Creation created 1 Million Cups (1MC) as a simple way to engage entrepreneurs in the Kansas City community. Each week, the 1MC program offers two local upstarts an opportunity to present their companies to a diverse audience of mentors, advisors, and entrepreneurs. Presenting this week: Stand Up for Good and Board Jupiter.

Learn more at 1millioncups.com

Gallup EAS 2012 Impact Summit – Thursday, 10-11:30 a.m.

Omaha – La Vista Conference Center (12520 Westport Parkway)

We invite you to join Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman and Gallup Chairman Jim Clifton as they learn about, encourage, and celebrate the organic economic growth that is occurring across the state of Nebraska. During the summit, entrepreneurs who have participated in the 2012 program will share their impact stories and update the community on their growth plans.

Learn more at gallup.com

Silicon Prairie News Meetup with Hudl – Thursday, 5-6:30 p.m.

Join the Silicon Prairie News team and Hudl in Lincoln for an indoor “tailgate” before the Creighton Nebraska Basketball game. Stop by for a drink or a game of paper football wearing your team’s swag, and learn more about Hudl. 

Learn more at gameday.splashthat.com

BetaBlox Demo Day – Thursday, 6-9 p.m.

Attendees have the opportunity to watch BetaBlox’s graduating class demonstrate their product. Following the presentations, attendees have exclusive access to the founders of these startups.

Learn more at kcnext.com 

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