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Speaker Spotlight: Maxine Bédat, Zady co-founder

maxine_bedat August 29, 2014 by

As a consumer, we often don’t think of our clothing as having a history. However, each shirt, jacket, dress and pair of shoes have a story. This story is written by the people who source the materials, assemble, package and ship each garment. Yet merely the label marking the country of origin is often as far of a look we’re allowed into this story.  read more

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Everything you need to know about the four IA Startup Weekends this fall

Startup Weekend logo August 28, 2014 by

At this point, Startup Weekends are fairly common occurrences across entrepreneurial communities. But it's not often that four Startup Weekends are organized within a few weeks of each other in the same state. Starting on Sept. 5, there will be four Startup Weekends hosted across Iowa—Sioux City, Iowa City, Des Moines and Cedar Falls—in the span of just over two months…  read more

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AIM HDC 2014 is designed by and for coders and designers

AIM HDC August 27, 2014 by

In the words of Heartland Developer Conference founder Joe Olson, “AIM HDC 2014 will be a sell-out because it’s designed for developers by developers. All the conference team does is contract the venue, hand out badges and provide fun entertainment.” By design, conference content, topics and labs are all provided by the dev community—a community that really stepped up this year submitting three times the number of presentations HDC could handle. That’s a tremendous response.  read more

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Steve Case talk and $100K pitch competition added to Big KC lineup

ROTR tour August 27, 2014 by

Less than 10 weeks after successfully completing its first Rise of the Rest Tour, Revolution, in partnership with UP Global, Google for Entrepreneurs, Engine Advocacy and Startup Grind announced today the launch of a second to come in early October. Spearheaded by Revolution’s CEO Steve Case, the tour will seek to shine light on Midwest entrepreneurial communities by hosting a day of events centered around the cities’ startups, with Big Kansas City hosting the tour stop on October 9.  read more

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Bitcoin Day Omaha aims to spur momentum for digital currency

August 27, 2014 by

Two Omaha bitcoin startups hope to create a greater awareness of the digital currency around the city Sept. 15. It's the first annual Bitcoin Day Omaha, a half-day event in the Old Market where attendees will learn about bitcoin, get a bitcoin wallet setup and even go on a scavenger hunt to local businesses where attendees can win prizes.  read more

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How Big Kansas City helped my bottled-up startup idea run free

Big KC crowd August 26, 2014 by

As we prepare for Big Kansas City 2014, we asked 2013 attendee Lacey Ellis to share her conference experience and why she’ll be a return attendee. Ellis is the founder and CEO of LittleHoots, a fast, fun and easy way to capture all the wonderful things your children say with beautiful designer templates that bring those moments to life instantly. Prior to founding LittleHoots, Ellis was a 10-year veteran in the advertising industry.  read more

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