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Ecomitize grows after $700,000 funding round

North Platte, Nebraska based tech company Ecomitize announced this month the expansion of their clientele and their number of employees after another successful round of fundraising. The e-commerce solution company founders Chris Blakely and Jacob North are Nebraska natives who set out with the goal to create the most powerful, flexible, complete end-to-end merchant solution in…

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Silicon Prairie Tech offers a Slack community for all Prairie innovators

Creator Geoff Arnold and collaborator Sean Richardson of Flyover Technology based in Sioux City, Iowa, announced this week the creation of a Slack-based entrepreneurial community, Silicon Prairie Tech. “There are vast amounts of smart and talented people in Silicon Prairie doing great things. SPT will be the place where if you need some help on…

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Watch highlights from Lincoln Startup Week 2015 [Video]

Silicon Prairie News was at Lincoln Startup Week this year, a week-long celebration of community and innovation in the heart of Lincoln, Nebraska. With events spanning from morning, noon and night every night of the week, SPN sent out Jake Hull with a camera to cover as much of the experience as possible. The city…

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Watch some highlights from the 2015 SPAwards [Video]

2015 SPAwards Video from Silicon Prairie News on Vimeo. The fun times keep rolling at Silicon Prairie News. On October 1, we celebrated the best tech and innovation that our region has to offer at the 4th Annual Silicon Prairie Awards. The evening was filled with powerful acceptance speeches, group celebrations and an inspiring keynote…

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Why Viirt left Omaha

On September 7th, the up and coming roofing startup Viirt said goodbye to Omaha and moved their team of three to the Pacific Northwest. Viirt graduated from the Omaha based Straight Shot accelerator program in 2014 and has been growing in leaps and bounds ever since. In March 2015 they announced a raise of $900,000 with…

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CompanyCam solves contractors’ problems with project management app

Luke Hansen, founder and CEO of CompanyCam, didn’t set out to create a startup. He just wanted to find an application that would help his family’s roofing business. “I built this as a solution for a problem we were having at White Castle Roofing,” said Hansen. “I had searched on and off for months, trying to find…

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Meet the 6 finalists for Corporate Innovator of the Year

As we get closer to the Silicon Prairie Awards, we still need you to help us determine which individuals and companies will take home these shiny golden analogs. We’ve compiled a few highlights from the massive number of nominations we received, so you can get to know the finalists a little bit better. Remember, you can vote…

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Meet the 5 finalists for Service Provider of the Year

As we get closer to the Silicon Prairie Awards, we still need you to help us determine which individuals and companies will take home these shiny golden analogs. We’ve compiled a few highlights from the mass amounts of nominations we received, so you can get to know the finalists a little bit better. Remember, you can vote…

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Meet the 6 finalists for Startup of the Year

As we get closer to the Silicon Prairie Awards, we still need you to help us determine which individuals and companies will take home these shiny golden analogs. We’ve compiled a few highlights from the mass amounts of nominations we received, so you can get to know the finalists a little bit better. Remember, you…

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With COMP’D, you can subscribe to unlimited concerts

Every great rock ’n’ roll story starts with a man living in his parents’ basement. For Dustin Trauernicht, the founder of the online platform COMP’D, his journey into the music industry began selling t-shirts out of his parents basement for a music blog based in Nashville, Tennessee. “I started out marketing for a t-shirt company,…

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