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Upcoming events on the Silicon Prairie

Check out on our SPN event list to keep you informed on everything that’s happening across the Silicon Prairie. Do you have an upcoming event that you want to share with the SPN community? Share your startup/entrepreneur/tech event in the form at the bottom and your event could be featured on SPN.

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Featured Event: Inside/Outside Innovation Summit

Inside/Outside Innovation Summit is back for its second year on May 29-31. Hosted by the Inside/Outside Innovation podcast and NXXT, Inc., The Summit will bring together over 500 innovators for a two-day national conference at The Graduate Hotel in Lincoln.

Early bird tickets for the Inside/Outside Innovation Summit are $499 and are available through March 30. Ticket prices will increase monthly.

In addition to being able to level-up their skills on customer validation, experimentation, design thinking, and lean startup techniques, attendees will have a front-row seat to engage with new startups, new technologies, new business models, and new talent from around the world.

Read more about the Inside/Outside Innovation Summit on SPN.

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Upcoming Event

 

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.

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April 24, 9 a.m.
Kansas Entrepreneurship Challenge, Manhattan
The Kansas Entrepreneurship Challenge, a statewide student entrepreneurship competition featuring high school and collegiate teams from across Kansas, will be Tuesday, April 24, at Kansas State University. The contest, which is in partnership with the Kansas Masonic Foundation and Network Kansas, offers $75,000 in prize money to student entrepreneurs who will pitch their businesses to a panel of judges consisting of entrepreneurs, bankers and investment experts in a “Shark Tank”-like environment. 

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April 24-26
Global Insurance Symposium, Des Moines
Established in 2014, the Global Insurance Symposium is the premier symposium for insurance professionals and regulatory authorities to hear from the world’s most renowned insurance experts and to interact with fellow insurance industry colleagues from around the world. For more information, visit www.GlobalInsuranceSymposium.com.

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April 25-26
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.

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May 3
Design Thinking: Creating and Using Models
, Omaha
Join Audrey Crane & Chuck Moore of DesignMap for a collaborative workshop on how to create and use models. Models help align project and organization understanding of complex systems and are great for consensus building. In this session, we’ll cover types of models, examples, and practice making them.

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May 5
BitCoin Day, Omaha
Bitcoin Day is a day packed full of tactical education about Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced crypto trader, Bitcoin Day has something for you. Read more on Silicon Prairie News.

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May 3-5
EvolveCon, Omaha
From Basic To Earned Mastery And Everything In Between – EvolveCon is all about learning entrepreneurial tactics, sharing with others, and networking with those who supercharge your growth. EvolveCon will be a small, intimate group with a focus on personal and business development. We’ll have keynote presentations plus training & implementation workshops. If you’re a part of our coaches communities and/or you’re entrepreneurially-minded and want to harness more of that power, this conference is for you.

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May 15-16
Michigan Growth Capital Symposium, Ann Arbor
2018 marks the 37th anniversary of the Michigan Growth Capital Symposium, the longest university-based venture fair of its kind showcasing Midwest companies seeking funding and attracting top-tier investors from across the U.S. In 2017 the MGCS teamed up with the Coulter Investment Forum to offer one premier venture capital investment event in Ann Arbor. The joint-event hosted nearly 550 attendees where founders of early-stage companies, spanning the Life Sciences and Technology sectors, networked with angel investors, VCs and technology transfer professionals from several dozen top-ranked Universities.

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May 17-18
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.

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May 29-31
Inside/Outside Innovation Summit, Lincoln
The Inside/Outside team is bringing together leaders in the world of startup and corporate innovation to help you accelerate growth, launch new ideas, and compete in today’s changing marketplace.If you’re an enterprise leader, entrepreneur, investor, or community innovator looking for a front-row seat to the latest thinking, tools, tactics, and trends in innovation, don’t miss this 2-day immersive event.

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July 21-22
Hack Midwest, Kansas City
KC’s largest coding competition, will bring together over 300 of the region’s most talented software developers this summer to build apps for a chance at thousands in prizes.
Participants will bring their ideas to life at the fast-paced 24 hour “hackathon”, happening July 21st-22nd, hosted at ShotTracker HQ. Over 50 teams from the region’s top companies will build web and mobile apps that solve business problems across industries including fintech, healthcare, sports, media, manufacturing, transportation and more.  

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August 25
Leadership Africa Summit, Omaha
The Leadership Africa Summit is the place for Africa’s young professionals, leaders, and entrepreneurs to be connected, become empowered, develop, and promote themselves. This for-purpose event is designed to support the construction of health centers in West Africa and is also an opportunity for other great minds to discover the inspiring work of young African leaders.

 

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