Events

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Winners Announced for the 2021 Prometheus Awards Presented by LWBJ

By SPN Newsroom / November 5, 2021

The Technology Association of Iowa is pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 Prometheus Awards Presented by LWBJ. The Prometheus Awards were celebrated on Thursday in downtown Des Moines. The Prometheus Awards acknowledge individuals, companies and communities impacting Iowa’s technology industry. 2021 Prometheus Awards Winners: Startup Technology Company of the Year – OpenLoop Emerging…

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Heartland Developers Conference (HDC) returns Nov. 1 – Nov. 3 at the CHI Health Center

By SPN Newsroom / October 27, 2021

After last year’s virtual event, the AIM Institute’s annual Heartland Developers Conference, or HDC, returns live and in person Monday, Nov. 1, at the CHI Health Center in Omaha. Presented by Farm Credit Services of America, HDC is a three-day conference offering multiple specialized tracks, including AI & Data, DevOps and SecOps, Enterprise Tech, Microservices…

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A look at Nebraska’s investment landscape

By SPN Newsroom / October 20, 2021

Talk to tech entrepreneurs in Nebraska, and they’re likely to laud the region’s innovative spirit. Next-level startups like Flywheel, Buildertrend, Lunavi, Hudl and more have grown an international presence and put the Cornhusker state on the map.  Even a cornerstone enterprise like Lincoln-based Nelnet has implemented its own innovation division. Conferences like the IO Summit,…

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Aspiring entrepreneurs, take note: Lincoln’s JumpStart Challenge 2021 kicks off next week

By SPN Newsroom / September 14, 2021

Starting next week, aspiring entrepreneurs and innovators are invited to participate in the 2021 JumpStart Challenge, an entrepreneurship competition sponsored by the Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development, the University of Nebraska Athletics Department and ALLO Communications, an internet service provider headquartered in Lincoln. Open to teams and solo entrepreneurs alike, the JumpStart Challenge connects corporations…

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Second annual OnRamp Agriculture Conference launches virtually tomorrow, showcasing key issues in agtech and foodtech

By SPN Newsroom / July 14, 2021

Over 400 corporations, investors and startups working in the agtech and foodtech industries will gather virtually tomorrow at the second annual OnRamp Agriculture Conference to discuss the future of agriculture and investment trends. The event takes place from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Thursday, July 15, and is hosted by gener8tor, The Combine and the…

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Startup networking event 1 Million Cups returns to in-person programming July 7 at new location in downtown Des Moines

By SPN Newsroom / July 1, 2021

For the first time since March 2020, 1 Million Cups Des Moines returns to in-person programming on Wed., July 7 at 8 a.m. The event will feature the nonprofit Pursuit of Innovation (Pi515) at 1 Million Cups’ new location, coworking space Gravitate Downtown.  Speakers at next week’s event will include Nancy Mwirotsi, founder and executive…

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Free webinar: Rapid Growth In The Face Of Uncertainty

By SPN Newsroom / June 10, 2021

At 2 pm today, Network After Work is offering a free webinar hosted by salesperson and bestselling author Matthew Pollard. The webinar focuses on transcending the “endless hamster wheel” of stalled growth. Organizers say participants will walk away understanding where they’ve gone wrong and how to get back on track with a few specific strategies.…

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Time to stop the summer slide: Do Space kicks off its Summer Passport program this Saturday online

By SPN Newsroom / June 3, 2021

The summer slide isn’t just some scorching metal tube of playground equipment. It’s also a phenomenon you might remember from youth: that slackening of the mind that accompanies summer vacation and forgotten subject matter. In other words, the bane of all teachers everywhere. To #stoptheslide, Do Space is once again instituting its annual summer passport…

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Latest crop of IT managers graduates AIM Tech Leaders Academy

By SPN Newsroom / May 20, 2021

The AIM Institute recently held a virtual graduation ceremony in celebration of the latest cohort to complete the nonprofit tech organization’s Advanced Tech Leaders Academy, an intensive leadership development program for technology professionals. Thirty-four participants from 14 companies completed this an annual management course for tech professionals, the goal of which is to enhance leadership…

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