2nd Annual Future Builders Challenge brings students to the stage

By Aidan Chapman / July 17, 2019

This weekend, I attended the 2nd Annual Future Builders Challenge, hosted by Buildertrend, a successful Omaha startup. As Silicon Prairie News’s resident high school student, I had the pleasure of going through the event as a participant rather than an observer, which gave me an opportunity to experience the event hands-on, observe wonderful volunteer speakers,…

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Your guide to the Heartland’s 1 Million Cups events

By Razia Aziz-Seible / June 17, 2019

1 Million Cups was developed in Kansas City, MO in 2012 by Co-Founders Cameron Cushman and Nate Olson who were working at the time on the Entrepreneurship Team at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.  What began as an experiment to bring entrepreneurs in one city together over a cup of coffee towards a goal of…

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7th NMotion Demo Day in the books, summer program application open

By SPN Team / May 29, 2019

Five Nebraska companies demoed their companies last week at the 7th NMotion Demo Day at the Nebraska Innovation Campus in Lincoln. The event was an opportunity for early-stage companies to practice their pitches and garner more exposure during the public event. NMotion’s 42 portfolio companies have collectively raised $10.56 million in financing, generated 46 jobs,…

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EntreFEST in Cedar Rapids this week, Venture School Launch Day tonight

By Laura Neesen / May 16, 2019

Tominsky, David (@tominsky). “These are my people, my tribe. On an adventure together at #entrefest #EntreFEST2019.”  10:25 AM – May 16, 2019. Tweet Tominsky, David (@tominsky).  “Love that @geoffwood does this crash course on the Iowa Startup Scene and excited to have it as one of the first sessions at #EntreFEST2019.” 9:09 AM – May…

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Heartland Developer’s Conference: Call for speakers

By Christine McGuigan / May 15, 2019

AIM Institute, the parent company of Silicon Prairie News, is now accepting speaker submissions for HDC 2019. AIM Institute’s Heartland Developers Conference (HDC) is one of the largest, most successful annual developer conferences in the country, bringing hundreds of developers into one place for three days of collaboration and innovation. This year, AIM is launching…

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43 new hires join Sojern at GloCon

By Laura Neesen / May 9, 2019

                    Sojern wraps up its 8th annual Global Employee Conference, or “GloCon” as it is popularly known, today in Omaha. The conference, held in Omaha for the first time, is an opportunity for the entire Sojern team to gather for training, team building, company planning, and…

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GETConf: a Recap

By SPN Team / April 30, 2019

Last Friday, over one hundred people attended the Gender Equity in Technology Conference, or GETConf, at Metropolitan Community College’s Center for Advanced and Emerging Technology (CAET). The event sought to celebrate and amplify the voices of women and gender-expansive individuals in tech and featured a diverse cast of speakers, with topics ranging from designing against…

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Sling Health Demo Day at Cortex in St. Louis draws 20 teams

By SPN Team / April 18, 2019

Sling Health, founded in 2013 at Washington University in St. Louis, hosted the 7th annual Demo Day at Cortex Innovation Community on Saturday, April 13. Sling Health is a national network of student-run biotechnology incubator with chapters at Harvard, MIT, University of Pennsylvania, University of Michigan, LSU, Georgia Tech, Emory, Drexel, Texas Tech, and UCLA.…

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