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SPN acquired by AIM Institute

SPN has had the honor to share many of your stories – closing of funding rounds, new partnerships along with so many more. Today we are adding to the SPN news feed a little breaking news of our own. We are incredibly excited to announce that we have been acquired by the Omaha based AIM Institute.

For over 6 years, SPN has watched the community of startups and entrepreneurs grow across the Silicon Prairie. From SPN meetups to breaking news, fireside chats with the likes of Marc Ecko and Evan Williams, to pub quizzes and prairie dogs, we’ve seen this community, and each of you, evolve over the years.

We have also evolved and our partnership with the AIM Institute will allow us to be even more thoughtful in how we serve the community heading into the future. For us, this partnership is about working with an organization whose goals are incredibly aligned with our own, and who can provide the leadership and resources to grow SPN in a way that serves the ever changing needs of the Silicon Prairie startup community for many  years to come.

What does this mean for Silicon Prairie News, Big Omaha and our other endeavors? Rest assured they’re in good hands, and over the next few weeks, we will be working through our transition and making those decisions that any acquired startup must work through. Stay tuned for more details as they develop.

As we move into the next chapter of SPN, we wanted to take a moment to thank you – our community – for being so supportive of us during this entire journey. It’s been incredible getting to know you and share your stories, and you’re the reason why we’re able to keep building our community and this region.

Thank you for all of your energy, your laughter, your encouragement and your input over the year. We hope to reconnect and spend time with many of you over the weeks and months to come.

Most of all, thank you to all of those who have been a part of the SPN Team, building this company from an idea and a passion into a business. It was not without many risks, lots of learning, and required faith and energy to be a part of building something pretty incredible We are forever grateful, and at the end of the day, it was each of you that made Silicon Prairie News so special.

There are still many details to be worked out, and much work to be done. Stay tuned to Silicon Prairie News in the coming weeks for all the details.

Here’s to what’s ahead not only in 2015, but over the years to come for our community. See you all around the Silicon Prairie.


Jeff & Dusty


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