Events: Silicon Prairie Awards, TEDxKC, Startup Series and more

Every Monday, look for our events post to keep you in the loop on the happenings of the week. From meetups and conferences to workshops and pitch sessions, if it's happening in the Silicon Prairie, you'll find it here. For more, visit our events page for a calendar of upcoming events from us and others

Every Monday, look for our events post to keep you in the loop on the happenings of the week. From meetups and conferences to workshops and pitch sessions, if it’s happening in the Silicon Prairie, you’ll find it here.

For more, visit our events page for a calendar of upcoming events from us and others in the region.

To submit an event for consideration, please email editor@siliconprairienews.com.


This Week

NUtech Ventures Webcast of Thinkers & Tinkerers: Debunking the Disclosure – Monday, noon

Lincoln – University of Nebraska Lincoln NET building Board Room (1400 R St)

Join NUtech Ventures for a discussion of issues in innovation and entrepreneurship. Learn about patenting, drafting contracts and how to get your ideas funded and get tips on how to start your own business. Open to all, free lunch.

Learn more at nutechventures.org

BrownWinick Startup Series – Tuesday, 1-3:45 p.m.

 Cedar Falls – UNI Innovation Incubator (8130 Jennings Drive, Suite 33)

BrownWinick’s Startup Practice group is hosting a series of three sessions, one each month for a three month period. The first month covers items that are relevant at the time of formation and launch, the second session covers more intermediate topics, and the third session deals with more advanced topics.

Learn more at iowabio.org 

TEDxKC – Tuesday, 6-9 p.m.

Kansas City – Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts (1601 Broadway)

The theme for this year’s TEDxKC event is “The Long View” – intractable problems requiring generational resolve (to solve). Speakers tackle political and social gridlock and short-term thinking as the enemy of action and real problem solving. It’s also about taking a long view of our own personal existence and happiness. 

Learn more at kcsourcelink.com

Des Moines Startup Drinks – Tuesday, 6 -8 p.m.

Des Moines – Amici Espresso (206 6th St.)

Join us at Amici downtwon at 6pm. First drink is on us!

RSVP at dsmstartupdrinks.com

The Big Plate Table Talks: Startup Weekend Preview – Wednesday, 7:30-8:30 a.m.

Lincoln – The Egg & I (1601 Q St., Ste A)

Want to get the most out of Startup Weekend. Join us to hear from past participants, test some ideas, or ask your questions. This open discussion table talk will give you a chance to bounce ideas around, discuss strategies, and get a jump start on the Startup Weekend festivities.

Learn more thebigplate.com

1MillionCups: New Birth Company and Your Adoption Finance Coach – Wednesday, 9 a.m.

Kansas City – Kauffman Labs (4801 Rockhill Rd.)

Kauffman Labs for Enterprise Creation created 1 Million Cups (1MC) as a simple way to engage entrepreneurs in the Kansas City community. Each week, the 1MC program offers two local upstarts an opportunity to present their companies to a diverse audience of mentors, advisors, and entrepreneurs. Presenting this week: New Birth Company and Your Adoption Finance Coach.

Learn more 1millioncups.com

BrownWinick Startup Series – Wednesday, 1- 3:45 p.m.

Cedar Rapids – Vault Coworking (3rd Street & 3rd Avenue)

BrownWinick’s Startup Practice group is hosting a series of three sessions, one each month for a three month period. The first month covers items that are relevant at the time of formation and launch, the second session covers more intermediate topics, and the third session deals with more advanced topics.

Learn more at iowabio.org

Social: IRL and Jason Falls “All Business, No Hype, Social Media” – Thursday, 1-5 p.m.

Des Moines – Science Center of Iowa (401 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway)

Social: IRL will return to Des Moines with Social Media Explorer’s Jason Falls for an in-depth discussion on social media tools, tactics, content, planning, strategy and measurement. During two 90 minute sessions lead by Jason, attendees will learn how to use social media strategically, identify specific actionable goals, apply business discipline and proven best practices, stop fearing risks and start mitigating them, measure performance, and get results. 

Learn more at socialirl.com

Big Data Kansas City: The Future Of Insights – Thursday, 2-4 p.m.

Overland Park, Kan. – Johnson County Community College (12345 College Blvd)

Kansas City IT Professionals is excited to present – Big Data: The Future Of Insights, bringing together thought leaders and experts such as industry executives, engineers, and analysts to learn more about Big Data technologies.

Learn more kcitp.com

 Silicon Prairie Awards – Thursday, 6 p.m.

Omaha – Joslyn Art Museum (2200 Dodge St)

On a Thursday evening in August, the Silicon Prairie will come together for a celebration. This inaugural event, put on by the people behind Big Omaha, Thinc Iowa and the Startup Job Crawls, will recognize 12 companies and individuals for their outstanding products, strong leadership and noteworthy contributions to the community. It takes place at the beautiful Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha and all – from startup founder to startup enthusiast – are encouraged to attend.

Learn more siliconprairienews.com/awards

 


Upcoming

Make sure to keep an eye out for these upcoming Silicon Prairie News events and those we’re helping to promote as a media sponsor.

Startup Weekend Lincoln – Sept. 7-9

Lincoln – Avery Hall, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 

Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 400 past events in 100 countries around the world in 2011.

Learn more lincoln.startupweekend.org

Barcamp Omaha – Sept. 7-8

Omaha – The Slowdown, (729 N. 14th St.)

Barcamp is an “un-conference,” or rather a conference without a speaker list, without a fixed schedule, and without remorse. Our open format offers attendees the unique opportunity to network, learn, and communicate about what they are most passionate about!

Learn more barcampomaha.org

Startup Job Crawl: Des Moines – September 11, 6-8 p.m.

Des Moines – The Midland Building (206 6th Ave.)

We’re starting the school year with back-to-school editions of the Startup Job Crawl, the event that brings talented college and university students together with the startup community to create powerful connections and discover opportunities here on The Prairie. 

Learn more siliconprairienews.com

Startup Job Crawl: Omaha – September 12, 6-8 p.m.

Omaha – The Mastercraft Building (1111 N. 13th St.)

We’re starting the school year with back-to-school editions of the Startup Job Crawl, the event that brings talented college and university students together with the startup community to create powerful connections and discover opportunities here on The Prairie. 

Learn more siliconprairienews.com

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