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The Big List of Startup Events 2016 [Updated]


Big Omaha is back this year, May 4-6.

As we launch into a new year, we thought our readers would appreciate seeing our internal events calendar for 2016. Here’s our list of significant, annual regional startup events in Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri that we are paying attention to this year. All posted dates are verified from official sources; TBA events are listed in the month they happened last year. We will keep this calendar updated as we receive announcements on dates. Please send us updated information as announcements are made.


21 – Pipeline Innovator of the Year (Kansas City)

28 – Base 3 (Sioux City)


20 – JumpStart Challenge Final Pitches (Lincoln)


21 – AIM Infotec (Omaha)

21-26 – Omaha Startup Week (Omaha)

24 – Get Started Omaha (Omaha)


10 – SparkLab KC Demo Day (Kansas City)

14 – Prometheus Awards (Des Moines)

22-23 – Young Entrepreneur Convention (Des Moines)

26-28 – Global Insurance Symposium / Accelerator Demo Day (Des Moines)


4-6 – Big Omaha (Omaha)

TBA – Capital Innovators Demo Day (St. Louis)

16-18 – Gigabit City Summit (Kansas City)

18 – 20 – EntreFEST (Iowa City) cancelled

20-27 – 1WeekKC (Kansas City)

24 – Sprint Accelerator Demo Day (Kansas City)


TBA – Base3 (Sioux City)

18-19 – Hack Midwest (Kansas City)

27 – NMotion Demo Day (Lincoln)


TBA – GlobalHack (St. Louis)

7-9 – AIM HDC (Omaha)

TBA – Straight Shot Demo Day (Omaha)

12-16 – Techweek KC (Kansas City)

TBA – Lincoln Startup Week (Lincoln)


TBA – Silicon Prairie Awards (TBA)

TBA – Digital Economy Conference (Omaha)

22-23 – Compute Midwest (Kansas City)


3 – Iowa Startup Accelerator Launch Day (Cedar Rapids)

TBA – Global Entrepreneurship Week (Kansas City)

TBA – Accelerate St. Louis Challenge (St. Louis)

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