Posts Tagged ‘Startup Weekend Omaha’

Watch the eight pitches of Startup Weekend Omaha (Video)

After the winner of the fourth Startup Weekend Omaha was named Sunday, event judge Mark Crawford, CEO of Invest Nebraska, called the eigtht ideas pitched “extremely diverse.”

“It wasn’t all software,” event judge Bart Dillashaw, an attorney and the president of the Nebraska Angels, said. “You had some hardware and stuff that was like games.”

On Monday …

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Wi-Fi product promising simplicity wins Startup Weekend Omaha

SimplyFi, a concept for a Wi-Fi router and extender, won the fourth Startup Weekend Omaha on Sunday, beating out seven other teams. Let’s Brew, an online resource and store for home brewers, and Small Potatoes Co., a marketplace for home gardeners and locavores, placed second and third, respectively.

“We thought SimplyFi was a cut above the rest …

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Startup Weekend Omaha pitches begin at 6 p.m. at The Mastercraft

The nearly 48-hour window that teams have to finish their Startup Weekend Omaha projects comes to an end at 6 p.m. today when each presents their ideas in a five-minute pitch. This free and open to the public event takes place in room 214 of The Mastercraft building (1111 N. 13th St.). If you’re attending, look for Startup Weekend Omaha signs. …

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The eight teams of Startup Weekend Omaha (Photos)

Startup Weekend Omaha is nearly 30 hours in. Its 60-some competitors have formed eight teams and spread themselves throughout The Mastercraft, occupying four offices in the North Downtown building to see their ideas through.

Before those ideas were pitched Friday, Omaha co-organizer and former Startup Weekend COO Shane Reiser kicked off the event with an overview of the competition: teams have until 6 p.m. on Sunday to build a product and put together a pitch. With more …

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Startup Weekend Omaha returns Friday, registration still open

Startup Weekend Omaha makes its fourth appearance in Omaha this weekend, taking over The Mastercraft building – including the Silicon Prairie News office – in North Downtown.

Tickets ($75) are still available. The event begins at 6 p.m. Friday with idea pitches and wraps up Sunday at 6 p.m. with final pitches.

“The split of tickets sold so far favors development talent,” co-organizer Shane Reiser said an in email, “so this year’s event should …

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Save the Prairie! Play the Silicon Prairie News Game by SlouchCouch

All is lost. Or is it? There’s only one little creature left that can save the Silicon Prairie as we know it and he’s standing at 14 inches tall with a feisty left paw … duh duh duh … Analog the Prairie Dog, it’s up to you!

Green aliens. Spider-like aliens. Cows. Silos. UFOs. Laser guns.

You must navigate Analog through the …

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Startup Weekend Omaha pitch pictures

With the publishing of William Fisher’s post today in which he lends his advice to the contestants of the recent Startup Weekend Omaha, it reminded me that I shot a bunch of photos of the Sunday pitches. I had planned on posting them the following day, September 19, but it slipped through the cracks that day and this past week. So following the …

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View from the FishBowl: Can you talk the talk? OK, but focus on walking the walk

Recently, I was honored to spend an evening with an outstanding group of young people who participated in Startup Weekend Omaha. Wow, was that refreshing! What I saw was a super group of young people trying to figure out how to walk the walk … knowing they’re already beginning to understand how to talk the talk.

For me, walking the walk is getting out and doing something about your …

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Prairie Moves: jTube, Shane Farritor, Levi Rosol and more

What is Prairie Moves? –

Published Tuesdays and Thursdays, 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 editor@siliconprairienews.com. …

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