Events: Legal Office Hours, Novel Day, Dwolla hackathon 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

[L5] Legal Office Hours – Tuesday, 6-8 p.m.

Lincoln – Libations (317 S. 11th St)

Lawyers and Entrepreneurs walk into a bar…… insert joke here 🙂

~ An informal discussion of common legal issues facing small businesses and how the Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic can help them.

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Startup Drinks Des Moines: Special Thanksgiving Edition – Tuesday, 6 p.m.

Des Moines – Saturday MFG (1717 Ingersoll Ave., Bay #121)

Startup Drinks is a monthly gathering held on the fourth Tuesday of each month and is an informal gathering of startup enthusiasts to talk shop, share experiences or just connect. First drink is on us!

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1 Million Cups 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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1 Million Cups Kansas City – 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: MindMixer and The Jarboe Intiative

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Novel Day Innovation Showcase – Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Kansas City, Mo. – Burns & McDonnell (9400 Ward Parkway)

NovelDay is about equipping individuals with the tools and skills needed to embrace a new era of innovation and entrepreneurialism. By bringing in national experts in media branding, risk and winning startup mindsets–and combining them with local corporate innovators and thought leaders–our desire is to provide a platform that facilitates information & innovation spillover. By assembling novel leaders and organizations with global influence we can work together to build and showcase Kansas City as a NovelCity. 

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Cornstalks – Thursday, 7:30 p.m.

Omaha – Mastercraft Living Room (1111 N. 13th St.)

A monthly gathering for individuals interested or involved in high-growth startups.

This month’s presenter: Megan Hunt and Sarah Lorsung Tvrdik of Hello Holiday

Dwolla Meetup – Friday, 6 p.m.

Des Moines – Vaudeville Mews (212 4th St.)

At this event we plan to:

  1. Share new releases
  2. Introduce new team members
  3. Kick off a hackathon
  4. Introduce new startups 

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Dwolla’s Old MacDonald Hackathon – Saturday-Sunday 

Des Moines – Dwolla (666 Walnut St., Suite 1830)

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. (Note: Silicon Prairie News is an event partner.)

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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.

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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