OMAHA—The students of the University of Nebraska Omaha Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO) may not want to work for others in the future, but their unorthodox approach to entrepreneurship worked for the judges at the recent Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization Nationals Conference…

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It’s a sunny afternoon in Omaha—a great day for teens on summer break to be outside.

But high schoolers Okina Tran of Millard South High School and Katie Nguyen of Burke High School are working inside the darkened Aksarben offices of game developer, SkyVu Entertainment.

And they’re excited about it…

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“It was just a great idea that had to happen,” Patrick Kwete, a University of Nebrsaka at Omaha bioinformatics student, said of his brainwave of January 2011. Expat Care, a software system designed to facilitate easier communication about treatment results between doctors across the globe, was incorporated last summer.

While talking with doctors and med students at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Kwete heard repeatedly that the issue of personalized health care is complex. Individual case studies …

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Silicon Prairie News: When and how did BetterBoo first catch your eye, and what drove your decision to become involved with the startup? |

Brady Churchill: I initially met Nick Chmura, the founder of Betterboo.com, last October at the National CEO Conference in Fort Worth. He spoke again at the Midwest CEO Conference hosted at Mammel Hall in March. From there, on I was determined to help him out with this innovative way to shop. He gave me a month trial run to make sure I brought value to the company (kept me around ever since), and our relationship grew exponentially from there. |
SPN: How are things progressing with the new version …

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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.

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Startup Weekend Omaha concludes tonight with a whopping 18 teams pitching their products to a panel of four judges and the crowd gathered at the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Mammel Hall. Doors open at 6 p.m. for dinner, followed by presentations at 7. And if you can’t be among the crowd at Mammel Hall? Not to worry; we have you covered. We’ll stream …

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The Saturday midday check-in at Startup Weekend Omaha recently wrapped up, and 18 teams are back at work, scattered throughout the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Mammel Hall, preparing minimum viable products for Sunday night’s final presentations.

Friday’s opening pitch session saw 51 ideas proposed, and those were whittled down to …

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We’re striking a nice balance of events across the Priarie this week. With all events starting in the latter half of the week, the SBIR/STTR Proposal Strategy Bootcamp workshop begins on Thursday in Omaha and TechBrew starts sipping later that evening in Des Moines. Taking us into the weekend, we find …

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Published every Tuesday, Prairie Moves keeps you 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, please contact me at…

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