Two More Events: Lincoln YPG Event & StartupBus Stop in KC

By Danny Schreiber / March 8, 2011

When putting together yesterday’s event post, I overlooked two quality events taking place this week, one in Lincoln tonight and one in Kansas City tomorrow. Tonight there’s a presentation by entrepreneur John Moorhead of Free Air Collective, and tomorrow there’s a meet-and-great with the StartupBus team traveling from Chicago to Austin, Texas for South by Southwest Interactive.

Details from the events’ websites are below as well as links to where you can find more information. If you have an item to add to our event page…

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TechBrew Iowa City, Ignite Lincoln, PechaKucha Omaha & more

By Danny Schreiber / January 18, 2011

There’s a solid lineup of events this week all across the Silicon Prairie, from Lincoln, down to Kansas City, and back up to Omaha. Check out the listings below and learn more about each by clicking on the provided link. To see events beyond this week, pay a visit to our events page,

If you have any you think we should add, please contact us at

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Venture capital fund Nebraska Global opens in Lincoln

By Danny Schreiber / December 21, 2010

Earlier this month, we were excited to add our first Silicon Prairie News contributor in our state’s capitol city, Lincoln, Nebraska (see our post: “Welcome our new writers”). Our new writer, Kate Ellingson, won’t begin contributing until early next year, and thanks to a website launch today, we already have a major item of news for her to follow up on in January…

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Startup Events: Omaha, Lincoln & Des Moines

By Danny Schreiber / July 6, 2010

There’s quite the selection of startup events this week in Omaha, Lincoln, and Des Moines. If you’re interested in entrepreneurship and startups, I hope you’re able to make it out to at least one. Thursday, July 8, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Lincoln Startup Drinks, Coffee Edition:

The Cup.
We’re going to try a daytime coffee…

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AIM Institute’s Lincoln office hosting open house Thursday, May 20

By Danny Schreiber / May 19, 2010

In early April, I spoke with my colleague Rod Armstrong, vice president for strategic partnerships at the AIM Institute, about the amount and depth of activity AIM is involved with in Lincoln and western Nebraska.

This Thursday evening from 4-6 p.m., AIM’s new Lincoln office will be hosting an open house for folks to stop by and talk with Rod and other staff members about the work and plans for the location.

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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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First Startup Drinks Lincoln in the bag, second one on the calendar

By Danny Schreiber / April 2, 2010

The first Startup Drinks Lincoln was a resounding success!

I arrived at Dino’s at 6:45 p.m. to find that some people were already there. I guess they were anxious. Not long after that people started trickling in at a steady pace and they just naturally did exactly what I hoped they would do, which was to order a beverage, mingle, and get to know one another. By 7:30 p.m. we had at least 25 people talking to one another and I still hadn’t made any special announcements…

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First Startup Drinks Lincoln happening Thursday, April 1

By Danny Schreiber / March 11, 2010

This guest post was written by Toby Schroder, president of Fierce Robot and organizer of Startup Drinks Lincoln. The weather is breaking and what better way to celebrate the last snow melting than with a proper pint of your favorite oat soda while chatting with like-minded, rad Lincoln people, yes I said rad, I’m bringing it back. Since it is our first event, lets go over the basics (some answers totally borrowed from Startup Drinks Atlanta, I couldn’t say it better).

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Toby Schroder explains SEO, announces Startup Drinks Lincoln

By Danny Schreiber / February 8, 2010

When you think about it, Google is a bit like God.

People look to both for answers on every topic imaginable, and those same seekers of knowledge actually have little to no idea how either one really works. Thankfully, Toby Schroder of Fierce Robot, a search engine optimization startup that’s been his full-time job for a little over a year, is on the case – at least as…

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