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October 2014

I/OWA Conference

October 16December 17
Gravitate,
206 6th Ave. (3rd Floor), Des Moines, IA 50309 United States
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BuilderTREND Kick Off Party

October 30 @ 4:00 pm6:00 pm
BuilderTREND,
11718 Nicholas Street, Omaha, NE United States

                      We’ve officially moved into our new office and need your help breaking it in! You’re invited to enjoy free drinks, food, music, good company, and an inside look at BuilderTREND. Drop in for a quick look around, or kick-off the weekend early and enjoy yourself for a few hours.

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Optimizing your WordPress website for Speed & Performance

October 30 @ 6:30 pm8:30 pm
Sprint Accelerator,
210 W 19 Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

Why should you attend? • Learn why you NEED to optimize your website • Learn how to check your website speed • Learn all the “small things” you can do to speed up your website • Discover the most useful WordPress plugins to optimize your website • Need more? Get some advanced tips to speed up your site • Learn basic maintenance techniques to KEEP your site running fast

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November 2014

Sioux Falls Startup Weekend

November 7 @ 6:30 pmDecember 9 @ 8:00 pm
Raven Industries Training Facility,
205 E 6th St, Sioux Falls, SD 57104 United States

                  A 54-frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekend is centered around action, innovation, and education. Whether you are looking for feedback on a idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Startup Weekends are the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.

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Big Data Summit KC

November 12December 14
Kansas City Convention Center Grand Ballroom,
301 W 13th St., Kansas City, MO 64105 United States

            The Big Data Summit is the second annual convergence of software, systems, tools and techniques for managing, manipulating and interpreting data, big and small. This year’s Summit will bring together over 500 vendors, users, developers, thinkers and tinkerers from all areas of Big Data. From hardware to Hadoop, algorithms to analytics, virtualization to visualization, and data scientists to social scientists will all unite for 3 days in Kansas City to discuss the motivation and…

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Youth Entrepreneurs Business for Breakfast with Bo Fishback

November 14 @ 7:30 am9:00 am
Studio Dan Meiners,
2500 W Pennway St., Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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Own It Omaha

November 21 @ 8:00 am5:00 pm
University of Nebraska Omaha – Thompson Center,
6705 Dodge Street, Omaha, NE 68132 United States

A Business Conference For Midwest Women

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December 2014

SPN & Missouri Bank’s Let’s Talk series

December 4
Missouri Bank – Crossroads Branch,
125 Southwest Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

            Silicon Prairie News and Missouri Bank are partnering to put on quarterly conversations in Kansas City over drinks, facilitated by entrepreneurs like yourselves, where your questions will be answered by experts in the fields to be discussed that night. It’s our joint mission to bridge the knowledge gap for you, the entrepreneurs, and help put you in position to build great companies. Topics on this night will cover IT, security and fraud prevention. More info…

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