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Tagged Bo Fishback

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Big Kansas City tickets available now, four more speakers announced

January 30, 2013 by

Individual tickets for Big Kansas City are now on sale. The ticket to our inaugural conference will provide access to the two-and-a-half day event, four official conference parties and an environment that acts as a catalyst for conversation and relationship building. The Big Kansas City general admission ticket is available for $449 and a special entrepreneur/startup discounted ticket …  read more

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Out and about by The Bay: A photo recap of SPN’s visit to San Francisco

August 10, 2012 by

Last week, I spent a few days in San Francisco along with Dusty Reynolds, the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce's director of innovation and entrepreneurship. We encountered plenty of people familiar with the work of Silicon Prairie News. We met others who had heard of SPN or our events, Big Omaha and Thinc Iowa, but weren't completely familiar with our work and efforts to build our region's entrepreneurial and startup community. The trip was filled with a number …  read more

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When you know it’s time to quit your day job and launch a startup

May 16, 2012 by

(This is a guest post by Bo Fishback.) I get questions about this a lot. It seems that just about everyone wants to "do a startup," and that just about that same number of people (read: everyone) "has an idea." But if that's the case, why isn't everyone working for themselves? Setting aside for the moment that the dream and the reality of running a startup are very different things and that many of those "ideas" are likely terrible, there is clearly …  read more

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Dwolla, Zaarly CEOs talk growth of startups from Midwestern roots

March 29, 2012 by

The beauty of writing about a panel discussion between three people frequently featured on the very blog for which you're writing — and a blog co-founded by one of those people — is that you can afford to forgo formal introductions and get right down to business. And, given that this post is long overdue, that's precisely what I intend to do. Earlier this month at South By Southwest Interactive in Austin, Texas, I attended "The Field of Dreams Manifesto," a panel …  read more

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Roundup of the Silicon Prairie at SXSW 2012

March 20, 2012 by

With South by Southwest Interactive one week behind us, we've compiled links to articles, blog posts, tweets, photos, audio and video that cover or mention Silicon Prairie-based entrepreneurs and startups that took part in the event. During the five-day festival in Austin, Texas, a number of individuals from the Silicon Prairie participated on panels, competed in the accelerator, attended the awards or threw a party. …  read more

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