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Public voting now open for the Silicon Prairie Awards

We are excited to announce the finalists for the 5th Silicon Prairie Awards! This year’s nominees represent students, educators, founders and innovators from across the Midwest.

Over the next couple of weeks, we will be introducing you to the finalists in each category. You can also find brief descriptions of each finalist on the voting website. We are proudly partnering with Lincoln based startup Reviewr as our voting platform this year.

To vote, visit our Silicon Prairie Awards website and browse through the finalists. Click on Read More to login and vote using the hearts. The more hearts, the more love you give the nominee! Score the finalists in each category between a 1-10. Please remember that you’re only able to vote once. Voting is open through March 21.

Winners will be awarded at our startup awards gala on May 2, during Omaha Startup Week.  Come be a part of the celebration as we honor the nine companies or individuals who bring outstanding products, excellent service and selfless contributions to the region.

Startup of the Year
Bulu Box
D3 Banking
Purple Wave

New Startup of the Year
Gazella Wifi
Gear Supply Co
Pro-Arc Diagnostics

Technologist of the Year
Preston Badeer, RetailAware, Avert
Justin Handa, Bulu Box
Tony Noecker, Flywheel
Geoff Arnold, lienwaivers.io
Ben Sinclair, Flitebrite
Ben Kittrell, Doodlekit

Executive of the Year
Keith Fix
Chris Davis
Toby Rush
Amy Johnson
Ben Pankonin
Eric Engelmann

Corporate Innovator of the Year
Builders Plus
Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance
Mutual Of Omaha

Student Entrepreneur of the Year
Collin Wyler, GoNow
Julianne Kopf, Bugeater Foods
Bea Doheny, Astrnobeads
Spencer Steinert and Jared Goering, Vytal and Dino
Anne Bachmann, Helping Oats
Jocelyn Galicia, Mobile Car Tune
Matthew Rooda, SwineTech

Silicon Prairie Champion
Christina Oldfather
Erica Wassinger
Todd Kielkopf
Dale Eesley
Wichita’s Entrepreneurial Task Force
Matthew Marcus

Investor of the Year
Capital Innovators
Flyover Capital
Firebrand ventures
Mid America Angels
Router Ventures
Invest Nebraska

Cast your vote for the Silicon Prairie Awards!

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