Posts Tagged ‘Top 10’

SPN Top 10: Must see startup movies

Do they make movies about successful start-ups? A quick search reveals this question has been asked and answered on several different occasions every year for several years. The selection criteria appear to be: 1. About a startup (The Social Network) or 2. About business (The Wolf of Wall Street). This seems like a rather limited…

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SPN Top 10: Peoria companies and attributes

Prior to the release of the Silicon Prairie Annual Report, which will arrive in October, SPN asked a couple of communities to provide their own top 10 regarding their startup ecosystem. SPN asked Randon Gettys, Director of Startup Greater Peoria at the Greater Peoria Economic Development Council, to help us create a list for Peoria,…

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SPN Top 10: Silicon Prairie communities from the Inc. 5000 list

Inc. Magazine does a great job of recognizing companies that are growing fast through its annual Inc. 5000. Since Silicon Prairie News supports entrepreneurs and technologists – we did a quick review of the Inc. 5000 to plaudits to communities doing well. From a raw numbers perspective, Chicago, Minneapolis, St. Louis, and Kansas City dominate.…

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SPN Top 10: Things that move a startup ecosystem forward

Matt Helt is the Program Director of Techstars Startup Week. Techstars is the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed. Through Techstars Startup Week, cities all around the world are able to catalyze their entrepreneurial community by bringing together all the stakeholders involved in the growth of startup ecosystem to organize this five-day event. Helt currently…

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SPN Top 10: Can’t-miss startup events from around the world

Battlefield showdowns, German beer gardens, plank walks, and a prime minister. Our list of the top ten coolest, craziest and most inspiring startup events from around the world has it all covered. Did we miss your favorite conference? Let us know what amazing events to include in our next conference roundup. 10. Thought For Food…

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Top Ten Nerdiest STEM Cities on the Silicon Prairie

When it comes to number-crunching, these 10 cities have got it nailed. Now, as many of you bristle and prepare to send declarations of nerdiness on behalf of your own city, keep in mind the following: all rankings presented in this list are based solely on a single dataset, i.e., the ratio of STEM graduates…

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SPN top 10: Startup acronyms you need to know

It might seem daunting to enter the startup world and be exposed to new terminology. Learning the language can be frustrating and feel alienating. That’s why SPN wants to provide a few helpful starting points for someone entering the entrepreneurial ecosystem for the first time. Our team sat down and put together our list of…

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