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CultureMesh builds cultural networks for those a long way from home

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OMAHA—America has been known as the melting pot of creeds and cultures since the early 1900s. After more than a century, the nickname remains relevant today. The number of international students at U.S. universities has skyrocketed the past 10 years. A record 819,644 international students attended undergrad and post-grad schools in 2013, according to a U.S. News & World Report. Statistics also show that foreign-born professionals comprise more than 16 percent of the U.S. labor force.  read more

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Big Kansas City Pop Up Events: Sprint Accelerator Reverse Pitch

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Just a month ago, SPN received a nomination for the Silicon Prairie Awards stating, “the Sprint Accelerator was the center of the KC tech community this year, period.” So what better way to kick off Big Kansas City then a trip to the place that brought us together over the year. Presented by the Kansas Bioscience Authority, the Sprint Accelerator will host a “reverse pitch” on Wednesday, Oct. 8, from 5–7 p.m. in collaboration with Collab, a program at KU Med that perfectly fits into the Accelerator's mobile health theme.  read more

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Only a week left to apply to pitch at a Rise of the Rest stop near you

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In less than a month, startups in five Midwestern cities will each have a shot at a $100,000 investment. As part of the Rise of the Rest Road Trip with Revolution CEO Steve Case, five pitch competitions will be held across the region—in Madison, Wis.; Minneapolis; Des Moines; Kansas City and St. Louis—to help "celebrate and accelerate" the progress being made in the heartland's entrepreneurial communities.  read more

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Meissner: RaceNote needs credibility, face time for success in race world

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Founder Friday is a weekly guest post written by a founder who is based in or hails from the Silicon Prairie. Each month, a topic relevant to startups is presented and founders share lessons learned or best practices utilized on that topic. September's topic is how to market your startup without a full-time marketing department. About the author: Zach Meissner is the co-founder and COO of RaceNote, an Omaha-based software company that serves the motorsports industry.  read more

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Four Flywheel jobs, instructor at Nebraska Wesleyan & 31 more

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Every week, Silicon Prairie News presents opportunities in the region's tech, startup and creative community. From a contract job to a co-founder role, these jobs are submitted by companies and gathered from public postings. To submit a job listing for consideration (free), complete our job board submission form. To feature a job listing (paid), select the duration in the form. Positions submitted by noon each Thursday will be presented in Friday's weekly post. Contact editor [at] siliconprairienews [dot] com with questions.  read more

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