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Weekly Recap: Startup holiday party, Gravitate expansion & more

Startup Holiday Party

Omaha’s startup community can get in the holiday spirit with a part Dec. 13 at the Wareham.

Every Monday Silicon Prairie News’ editorial team will share some of the interesting regional content we’ve read as well as SPN’s most-read stories into a weekly recap.

SPN’s most-read stories from last week

  1. Higher Learning Technologies closes $5.5M Series A led by NY angels” by Megan Bannister (11/24)
  2. HelloHive regulates your home’s temps so you don’t wake up frozen” by Megan Bannister (11/25)
  3. Here’s what the 7 corporations presented at KC Reverse Pitch” by Fred Bauters (11/24)
  4. Startup Weekend Cedar Falls winner provides simplified tech help” by Megan Bannister (11/26)
  5. Why your company culture is important & how to make it great” by Megan Bannister (11/25)


  • PearDeck’s Riley Eynon-Lynch writes about the be-happy versus get-money paradox. — Medium
  • Gravitate is expanding to a second floor in downtown Des Moines’ Midland Building. — Des Moines Register
  • The Gazette hosted a community discussion about American painter (and Corridor native) Grant Wood and what this legacy means for the community. — We Create Here

Kansas City

  • Join KC Digital Drive for the Digital Health Innovation Forum II on Thursday at the Sprint Accelerator. — KC Digital Drive
  • The Biz Journal’s Bobby Burch says “with Reverse Pitch, what matters is the swing.” — Kansas City Business Journal
  • Startup Weekend Education is slated for Jan. 23-Jan. 25, 2015 in Kansas City. — Eventbrite


  • Get in the spirit with the Omaha startup community’s collaborative holiday party at the Wareham on Dec. 13. — Startup Holiday Party
  • Lincoln is getting another co-working space, this time targeted specifically for nonprofits. — Lincoln Journal Star


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