Posts by Christine McGuigan

Midwest Symposium on Social Entrepreneurship returns to KC

The Midwest Symposium on Social Entrepreneurship returns to Kansas City on May 15-16. The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), in collaboration with the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE), are hosting the fifth annual Symposium aimed towards offering a forum to continue the advancement of social…

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Lincoln accelerator NMotion announces 2017 cohorts

Lincoln, Nebraska accelerator NMotion announced today the five teams selected to participate in their 2017 Program. The teams from Lincoln, Omaha, Milwaukee, and Minneapolis were selected after a months-long interviewing process. “This year, we were very intentional about recruiting startups at the right stage for our accelerator,” said Beth McKeon, Managing Director of NMotion. We…

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CattleXpert prepares for launch of overhauled agTech software

CattleXpert has been building software for the cattle industry since the 1990s, but the company’s flagship software recently underwent a complete overhaul and is now set for a summer re-release. CattleXpert, located just west of Omaha in Elkhorn, Nebraska, is a modestly sized software company that provides optimum technology, support and service for managing feed…

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And the 2017 Silicon Prairie Award Winners Are…

Last night, over 300 entrepreneurs and business leaders from around the Silicon Prairie came together for the 5th annual Silicon Prairie Awards. Shonna Dorsey and Keith Fix emceed the awards show on stage at the Omaha Design Center. Nine businesses and individuals were recognized for their accomplishments and contributions to the Midwest startup community. Winners…

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GBBC and Greater Omaha Chamber bring Blockchain to the Heartland

The Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC) and Greater Omaha Chamber have teamed up to bring an afternoon of curated conversations and presentations on blockchain to Omaha. The New Kids on the Blockchain conference will take place Friday, May 5 at KANEKO and coincides with both Berkshire Hathaway Week and Omaha Startup Week. Organizers wanted to…

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Proxibid shares the ups and downs with SPN Startup Story Social [Video]

Last night, Silicon Prairie News hosted the third Startup Story Social, an event series highlighting a Silicon Prairie startup champion every month. Startup Story Social is aimed at helping to ensure the future of Silicon Prairie’s tech startup scene by building the community through social events that combine founders, creative types, investors, engineers, designers, marketers,…

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What to wear to the 2017 Silicon Prairie Awards

The Silicon Prairie Awards are right around the corner on May 2. The SPAwards is a formal affair, but black tie doesn’t have to mean boring. We checked in with Heather Hooton, half of the duo behind fashion photographers Heather and Jameson and portrait photographers Hooton Images, for her take on black tie. As the…

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