Events: BIZ Luncheon, 1MillionCups and more

Every Monday, look for our events post to keep you in the loop on the goings-on 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 goings-on 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

This Week

1MillionCups Des Moines – Wednesday, 9 a.m.

West Des Moines – Green Grounds Cafe (117 5th St.)

Developed in Kauffman Labs for Enterprise Creation, and refined by a dedicated community of entrepreneurs in Kansas City, we have created an educational program that holds the promise to empower, grow and activate your community of entrepreneurs. Each week 1 Million Cups will showcase two startups from the Des Moines area at Green Grounds Cafe in Valley Junction. 

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1MillionCups KC – Wednesday, 9 a.m.

Kansas City, Mo. – Kauffman Labs (4801 Rockhill Road)

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: Riega and Umzuzu

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BIZ Luncheon Series: Andy Snook – Anatomy of the Remote Sales Call  –  Wednesday, 12-1 p.m.

Des Moines – The Greater Des Moines Partnership (700 Locust St., Suite 100)

The BIZ helps entrepreneurs maximize their successes by helping them navigate resources, strengthen knowledge, improve skills, form strategic alliances and secure proper capitalization. Reprising his role as guest presenter, Andy Snook, President of Fastpath Inc., will speak to the November session of the BIZ luncheon. Attendees to Snook’s June presentation on remote sales models will know that when he says “sales call” he means it quite literally.  

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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.

Dwolla’s Old MacDonald Hackathon – December 1-2

We’re inviting 50 developers and designers to join us and Silicon Prairie News at our Des Moines HQ to build in our first Iowa-based hackathon. It’s free and we’re giving away a cow, a pig and a rooster for prizes. Seriously.

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Silicon Prairie News Meetup with Hudl – December 6

Join the Silicon Prairie News team and Hudl in Lincoln for an indoor “tailgate” before the Creighton Nebraska Basketball game. Stop by for a drink or a game of paper football wearing your team’s swag, and learn more about Hudl. 

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We’ll share event highlights, founder profiles and feature stories digging into all things related to Nebraska startups and small businesses. Delivered on Wednesdays.