Wichita and Kansas


Applications for Pipeline Entrepreneurs 2019 Fellowship class open Saturday

By SPN Team / August 31, 2018

Pipeline will open applications for the 2019 Entrepreneurial Fellowship on September 1, 2018. Entrepreneurs interested in the program have until October 22 to submit their application. Pipeline is a top organization of the Midwest’s most successful, high-performance entrepreneurs. The organization boasts over 120 entrepreneurs who employ over 2,300 people in Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska and…

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Wichita’s e2e incubator hires Josh Oeding as new CEO

By SPN Team / July 25, 2018

Wichita’s e2e Accelerator recently announced the hiring of Josh Oeding as its new CEO. e2e, which stands for “entrepreneur-to-entrepreneur,” is a community-driven organization that incubates, accelerates and invests in growth-oriented companies with the overall mission to accelerate the Wichita area entrepreneurial ecosystem. “There’s been a lot of progress in building the entrepreneurial ecosystem over the past…

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Alyss wins $120K pitch competition, brings A.I. to HR departments

By Christine McGuigan / June 13, 2018

Last month’s Inside/Outside Innovation Summit in Lincoln encouraged collisions, collaborations, and discussions between startups, corporations and communities. It was also a chance for one startup to win $120,000 from Nelnet, Allo Communications, Spreetail, Assurity, and Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development in the Startup Investment Pitch Competition. Taylor Stevenson’s winning pitch for Wichita-based Alyss Analytics took…

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Lincoln-based SitStay announces acquisition and move to Wichita

By Christine McGuigan / March 21, 2018

Lincoln-based SitStay was one of the first online pet supply retailers when it was founded in 1996. The company maintained its spot in Lincoln’s e-commerce ecosystem for 22 years (154 in dog-years) before announcing the next phase of the company’s journey. SitStay was acquired by pet product manufacturer Buddy Brands earlier this month. SitStay is…

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Pipeline celebrates Entrepreneurial Expression at the 11th annual Innovators gala

By SPN Team / January 26, 2018

Over 600 people gathered on Thursday at the Midland Theatre in Kansas City to celebrate the 11th annual Pipeline Innovators Awards with this year’s fellows, award winners and startup community champions. Friends and family from across the country came together for the annual event that highlights the accomplishments of Pipeline Entrepreneurs, the region’s most successful…

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SPN’s most read stories of 2017

By SPN Team / December 28, 2017

SPN is honored to have spent another year celebrating the makers and doers of the Silicon Prairie. Through sharing the region’s news, events and updates with our audience, we continue our mission to grow, connect and inspire the tech innovation communities of Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri and Kansas. Every article was a favorite of our writers and…

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SPN releases new podcast series featuring inspiring entrepreneurs

By SPN Team / May 12, 2017

Silicon Prairie News released a new podcast series today that features interviews with the Big Omaha 2017 speakers. Brian Lee, the managing director for Big Omaha and Silicon Prairie News, sat down with the speakers to talk with them about this year’s conference theme. “Our theme this year was overcoming obstacles,” said Lee. “Each speaker…

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Meet the Silicon Prairie Awards judges

By SPN Team / April 4, 2017

The Silicon Prairie Awards are decided by 50% popular vote / 50% judges vote. This year we pulled together an impressive panel judges from across the region. From community builders to serial entrepreneurs to investors, these individuals embody the expansive Silicon Prairie vision that the Awards are all about. Lynn Allendorf, Managing Director at University…

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Meet the 6 finalists for Silicon Prairie Champion

By SPN Team / March 13, 2017

As we get closer to the Silicon Prairie Awards on May 2, we still need your help to determine which individuals and companies will take home the trophies. We’re highlighting the finalists in each category so you can get to know the finalists a little bit better. To vote, visit our Silicon Prairie Awards website…

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