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Featured Event: AIM Infotec 2018
We recharge everything these days. From laptops to smartphones, tablets to wearables. So, why not recharge your idea bank for professional inspiration?
Registration is open for AIM Infotec, happening March 27, 2018 at the Embassy Suites La Vista Conference Center. Infotec is the largest annual gathering of technology pros, executives and vendors in the Midwest. Breakout sessions, skill-building workshops, a bustling exhibition floor, and inspiring keynotes from nationally recognized experts will be presented.
Whether it’s your first time attending or you’ve been before, there is always something each attendee takes away from this one-of-a-kind conference.
February 15, 4-5:30 p.m.
Capital Innovators Spring 2018 Cohort Launch, St. Louis
In conjunction with Venture Cafe’s Thursday gathering for the local innovation community, Capital Innovators will announce the companies that have been selected to participate in the 12-week program. The event will be attended by representatives from each startup selected, the Capital Innovators team, and the general innovation community.
Starts February 15
AIM Interface School – Java Specialization, Omaha
This course provides you with all the information and training you need to start a career as a Java developer by providing practical knowledge and experience for real-world situations. You’ll work with the front-end, to the server by creating web pages, to working with databases, and everything in between. You’ll walk away from this course versatile enough to not only write code, but effectively debug too as a promising junior team member and full-stack developer.
February 16, 8:00 a.m.
I Am Girls Conference presented by The Urban League of Nebraska, Omaha
“I Am…” Girls Conference, presented by The Urban League of Nebraska, is a day-long event that empowers all girls between the 7th and 12th grade to excel in their education and their individual lives. These girls will meet successful female and male professionals and attend motivational workshops. The conference is held from 8:30 A.M. to 2:30 P.M. on Friday, February 16, 2018 at the College of Saint Mary. Transportation is provided!
February 20, 6 p.m.
Omaha Java Users Group, Datomic: Rethinking the Database, Omaha
Capital For Your Business Seminar, Des Moines
This event is geared toward traditional businesses looking for bank financing types and expectations, alternate loans and grants and buying on contract. Types of businesses that may be interested in this event include restaurants, boutiques, medical practices, retailers, manufacturers and businesses in a trade industry. Businesses looking for working capital or capital to make large equipment purchases will benefit from this event.
March 1, 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
YP Summit, Omaha
During the 2018 YP Summit, our promise is to activate curiosity and cultivate professional, personal and community growth through intentional development, inspiration and empowerment. Over the course of the day, through change-making keynotes and empowering breakouts, we will celebrate differences, foster connections, grow inclusivity and initiate positive, community-enhancing change – all with the goal of bringing a new layer of vibrancy to our community.
March 5, 5:30 p.m.
Omaha Amazon Web Services Meetup: Deep Dive into Cloud Computing using EC2, Omaha
This group is a forum to gather and share experiences around Cloud Computing, especially Amazon Web Services. If you have used AWS services (ie EC2, S3, RDS, DynamoDB, Redshift, EMR) or are interested in learning more about how others have, come join our group.
March 8, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Raising Capital Seminar, Des Moines
This event is geared toward entrepreneurs and startup companies seeking strategic long-term investors often referred to as angel investors, seed investors or venture capitalists. Types of businesses that may be interested include software, technology, agtech, artificial intelligence and fast-growth businesses. Attendees that will benefit from this event are those that are looking to know how to pitch to investors, grow their business quickly and sell or exit the company in five-to-seven years.
Techstar’s Kansas City Startup Weekend, Kansas City
Techstars Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Techstars Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations. Participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks.
March 27, 8 a.m.
AIM Infotec 2018, Omaha
Join 1,000+ of the region’s most talented tech professionals at Infotec 2018, the Silicon Prairie’s premier annual business tech community gathering. AIM Infotec combines the best of big conferences and small networking events into one action-packed experience, focusing on the intersections of technology, business and innovation. This year’s engaging breakout sessions, empowering keynotes and talent mixers will be its best yet.
April 5, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Accelerate DSM, Des Moines
The Greater Des Moines Partnership has announced plans for the third annual Accelerate DSM event, held on Thursday, April 5 at the Science Center of Iowa. The daylong event allows startups and entrepreneurs to gain key takeaways from peers and experts alike. The event is produced by The Partnership. This energizing, annual day-long event gives startups and entrepreneurs the chance to make worthwhile connections and gain key takeaways to help them accelerate their business.
April 12-13, 2018
Block-a-thon Midwest, Lincoln
Block-a-thon Midwest registration is now open for the largest Blockchain event in the region – a “blockchain hackathon” weekend to conceptualize, work on, and present your ideas to a panel for awards and potential investors. Our expertise in the industry will provide education, keynote presentations, use-case applications, and one-on-one team mentors to help build your concept. Register TODAY to get involved, as spots are limited in order for the in-depth education + mentoring!
April 20-21, 2018
Young Entrepreneur Convention, Des Moines
Young Entrepreneur Convention Returns to Des Moines next spring. The convention’s two-track format will include a Startup/Tech Track and a Branding/Influencer Track, with each track featuring four speakers. There will also be a panel discussion featuring professionals from both tracks, exhibitors, networking events, and the largest Elevator Pitch Competition in the United States.
Now What? Workshops 2018, Sioux Falls
This is the sixth year that Blend Interactive, a web design, development and strategy firm, has organized and hosted a Now What? Event in Sioux Falls. This year, the focus will shift from a traditional web conference to two full days of workshops, which will allow attendees to spend time not just learning, but applying their own work to the topics covered. The workshops will be facilitated by some of the best minds in web, and will cover a variety of web topics including accessibility, content strategy, web writing, search engine optimization, and more.
Entrefest, Cedar Rapids
This two day conference is one of the largest celebrations of the Midwest’s entrepreneurial and innovation community, taking place in unique venues and settings and benefiting a variety of minds.