We so often hear of the incredible results that can be traced back to relationships built here on the Silicon Prairie, and here’s yet another tale of the good those connections can yield.

Tyler Riewer, content strategist at charity: water in New York City, reached out to 14 designers, including Justin Kemerling, chief design officer at Omaha-based community engagement startup MindMixer, for a project …

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Storytelling is a beautiful, ever-evolving art form and Instagram is one of its vehicles. As I was scrolling through my feed last Friday, I stopped for a second to reflect on the events of the past few months and the impact of those events on the Kansas City startup community.

Our inaugural Big Kansas City event came and went with high fives and smiles, moments of inspiration and moments that emotionally moved each of us. Standing to the side of the stage as Scott …

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In less than six weeks, Hangar 9 will transform from an aircraft storage to our conference home, March 27-28. Today, we’re revealing three more speakers who will join us in this special space including Scott Harrison, one of our most memorable Big Series presenters.

If you haven’t purchased your ticket, make sure to do so soon. We’ve had a recent uptick in ticket sales and attendance is limited …

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Today, charity: water is celebrating their fifth birthday and we’re thrilled to share a video with you that the team at charity: water produced as a thank you to the Big Omaha and Silicon Prairie News community!

Here’s the email they sent me with the entire community in mind as it’s a testament to what our community did that made the amazing impact:

Hi Jeff,

My name is Lauren Miller and I’m …

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Published every Tuesday, Prairie Moves keeps our readers informed about career moves, media coverage, product development, and more from the companies and individuals we cover on Silicon Prairie News.

If you or your company would like to submit one of the items below for our next Prairie Moves post, please email info@siliconprairienews.com. And if you have suggestions on how we could improve these posts or any of our coverage…

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Harry Potter. That was the first name called out when Google’s PJ Anderson and Drew Rowny asked a room full of elementary school students to name a children’s character. Anderson and Rowny traveled from Silicon Valley to Ames last week to honor Nathan Hidajat for being chosen as a regional prize winner in the Doodle 4 Google contest. They kicked off the ceremony with a demonstration of Google …

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Back in February, we shared the story of Nathan Hidajat, who decided before he turned 8 that he wanted to give up his birthday for charity: water after watching the video of Scott Harrison on stage at Big Omaha 2010 (see our post Ames 2nd Grader, Nathan Hidajat, raises $1k for charity: water in 7 days). Nathan met his original goal — raising $1,000 — in a mere seven days. Not content to stop there, he’s raised and met new goals several times since. …

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Despite the fact that here at Silicon Prairie News we’re very much in the midst of preperations for Big Omaha 2011 one of our favorite parts of Big Omaha 2010 keeps showing up in the news. We ran two posts this week telling the story of Nathan Hidajat, a second grader in Ames, Iowa who was motivated to give up his 8th birthday to help provide clean and safe…

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Yesterday, we posted about Nathan Hidajat, a second grader in Ames, Iowa who gave up his 8th birthday in a fundraising effort to help charity: water, a charity that works to provide clean drinking water to people around the world who don’t have access to it. Nathan decided to give up his birthday after seeing a video of Scott Harrison, charity: water’s founder, presenting at last May’s Big Omaha.

Nathan’s father, Robert, answered a few questions for us by email yesterday about how…

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Not many can deny that Scott Harrison, founder of charity: water, is a moving speaker. Harrison’s story of personal renewal, his dedication to providing clean drinking water to those who don’t have it, and his ability to redefine how we look at philanthropy has moved people all over the world; from the 500 people in the room at last May’s Big Omaha to President Obama who mentioned the organization’s efforts in a recent National Prayer Breakfast.

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