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Catch a ride to the Silicon Prairie Awards Thursday with these groups

Midland Theatre KC August 19, 2014 by

We're getting so close to the Silicon Prairie Awards that we can almost feel the weight of those Golden Analogs in our hands. But we'd have nothing to celebrate and no one to pass those Analogs off to if it wasn't for the tremendous support we receive from our communities. We helped organize a bus from Omaha, sponsored by the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce, and were excited to see efforts from Lincoln and Iowa come together to help get as many people as possible down to Kansas City for the third annual Awards.  read more

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Emerging Business CFO helps startups have full-time financial focus

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Dan Schmidt, CEO of The Emerging Business CFO (EBCFO), thinks accountants can do better work for their clients. "I look around and I see a hole in services provided to entrepreneurs and small business owners. You can get great bookkeeping and tax work done, and there are talented people in the industry, then it stops," Schmidt told SPN. "It’s basically numbers on a sheet of paper and then a small business owners says thanks, shoves it in a drawer, never looks at it again and it doesn’t help anyone. "It needs to be more than numbers on a page. People need someone willing to sit down with them, to do the work, but also tell them what it all means."  read more

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Mobile Monday KC brings together community focused on mobile space

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"So far we’ve made it through two meetups and we’ve not had a line of code on the wall,” laughs Jeff Danley, the co-organizer of Mobile Monday, a mobile-focused meetup held the second Monday of each month in Kansas City. While many monthly meetups focus on specific programming languages like Ruby or Java, Danley says that he wants the newly established monthly meetup to attract a wide variety of people interested in the mobile space.  read more


Meet our eight-member Silicon Prairie Awards Selection Committee

SP Awards Judges 2014 August 15, 2014 by

As a community, you've done your part to tell us who you think should be crowned the winners of the 2014 Silicon Prairie Awards. But now it's time to share who will make up the second part of our voting process. This year we've incorporated the votes of two judges from each section of our region—six in total—as well as two nationally known entrepreneurial leaders to help us determine the best of the Prairie.  read more

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