Day: February 25, 2015

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Omaha Code School leads discussion on creating inclusive tech events

By SPN Team / February 25, 2015

On October 25 Rahul Gupta and Beth Haubert led an evening round table discussion at the Omaha Code School on diversity in tech and creating safe and inclusive events. Joe Gerstandt, who was slated to lead the dialogue, was unable to attend. Over 20 people attended the event, mostly current code school students and local event organizers. The idea for a conversation started as a Twitter conversation about increasing diversity at local tech events. However, the evening was primarily driven by recent incidents that occurred during the recent Startup Weekend event.

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NMotion accelerator sees 25% increase in applicants

By SPN Team / February 25, 2015

With only two weeks left for applications, Brian Ardinger, managing director of the NMotion accelerator, says they have seen a 25% increase in applications this year compared to last. Ardinger attributes the growth to the strengthening Midwest ecosystem and their alumni teams, including QuantifiedAg, MusicSpoke, Mowdo, FanStreamm, Nobl and HipPocket.

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