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Johnny Cupcakes, Ignite Lincoln, Cornstalks, Coding Dojo and more

By Dusty Davidson / April 27, 2010

There’s quite the variety of events headed our way in and around Omaha and Des Moines. We’ve included one, in particular, that is a bit outside of our regular entrepreneurial and creative event postings, but we’ve heard it’s a very cool exhibit –BODIES…The Exhibition.

Hope you can get out, enjoy the nice weather, and the spectacular events we have in our own backyards.

Note: All event descriptions taken from event websites.
Wednesday, April 28 – Johnny Cupcakes Suitcase Tour (Omaha)

Nomad Lounge (1013 Jones St) at 8 p.m.

The Cupcake Mobile…

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TAI’s Prometheus Awards highlight innovation throughout Iowa

By Danny Schreiber / April 7, 2010

Playing on its reputation as the “Academy Awards of Iowa’s high tech industry,” the fifth annual Prometheus Awards took place last night with a Hollywood-style theme, complete with a celebrity photo booth, award statues, plenty of tuxedos, and even a red carpet.

The awards are a production of the Technology Association of Iowa (TAI) meant to highlight innovation throughout the state. “This showcase honors companies and individuals who represent the best and brightest in technology and business and have…

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Hatchlings founder talks about the success of his Facebook app company

By Danny Schreiber / March 11, 2010

When you put together a list of the fastest growing technology companies in Iowa, you probably don’t include Hatchlings, Inc., but you should. I recently had the chance to sit down with Brad Dwyer the company’s founder, who is also a senior in Computer Science and Entrepreneurial Studies at Iowa State University, to learn about his Ames-based startup. Hatchlings started as a Facebook application…

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Iowa Women of Innovation awards recap

By Danny Schreiber / November 13, 2009

On Tuesday evening, November 10th, I had the opportunity to attend the second annual Iowa Women of Innovation Awards as the guest of the Technology Association of Iowa. The Women of Innovation awards recognize the achievement of female Iowans in one of several categories ranging from leadership in large companies to education in the University…

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