Apply now for Silicon Prairie News Associate Editor

By SPN Team / December 15, 2016

Silicon Prairie News is looking for a promising part time news editor to fill a new role for our site. We are looking for a current student, recent graduate, or experienced editor with superior writing and editing skills, a strong sense of personal responsibility and an interest in regional tech entrepreneurship. Qualified applicants will have some…

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Join us at Omaha’s Startup Holiday Party on December 9

By SPN Team / November 30, 2016

We’re excited to announce the third annual Startup Holiday Party! Come together, let your hair down, put a sweater on, take a breather and celebrate the holidays and all that we’ve accomplished throughout 2016 with your fellow startupians. The party will take place on Friday, December 9 at The Exchange on The Startup Collaborative’s 7th…

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Entrepreneurship is divine madness

By SPN Team / October 11, 2016

Entrepreneurship is really hard. You invest years with no guaranteed returns. Each company you build is a new roll of the dice. So why do professional entrepreneurs keep building? It doesn’t make sense to build a company, sell it, and build another. The odds are against you, so if you get out ahead why not…

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Watch “Nebraska Startup Story” featured during Rise of the Rest [Video]

By SPN Team / October 3, 2016

Check out this new video featuring some of Nebraska’s most exciting startup entrepreneurs. “Time is the enemy of every startup,” said Nathan Preheim, co-founder of The Startup Collaborative. “If you were in San Francisco, you might have 12 months. That 12 months is 36 months here in Omaha.” The video features startup stories from Hayneedle,…

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After Techstars Mobility, Drive Spotter finds its place in the self-driving revolution

By SPN Team / September 26, 2016

The transportation startup returned from Techstars Mobility with a fresh vision of their future. In June Drive Spotter announced their acceptance into the 2016 class at Techstars Mobility in Detroit, Michigan. The announcement followed the news earlier this year that they had raised $750,000 in their seed round, led by by Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance. Founded in 2015 by…

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Hundreds gather for Straight Shot Demo Day in Omaha

By SPN Team / September 15, 2016

Nearly 350 people came together for the Straight Shot accelerator’s fourth annual Demo Day in Omaha Wednesday evening. The Holland Performing Arts Center foyer was packed as the crowd made its way to the auditorium to hear from eight teams from this year’s cohort. When asked about what’s been different about this year’s cohort, Managing Director…

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How entrepreneurs shake up the world

By SPN Team / August 23, 2016

Entrepreneurs are childish. Children play. They pretend, experiment and build new things. Their goal isn’t to avoid mistakes but to explore what is possible. This is what it is like to work at a startup. You are building something from nothing—creating the new. Most of us lose these abilities as we become adults. School and…

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Envudu taps into the psychology of saving money

By SPN Team / August 18, 2016

Envudu founder Ryan Ruff had a front row seat to the struggle of ordinary people and their finances. Ruff was working for his father’s business that helped people get out of debt. However, they noticed that even as they lowered debt in one area, the people were overspending in other areas of their life. “My father tasked…

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Startup Weekend Omaha is back! September 23-25

By SPN Team / July 26, 2016

Startup Weekend Omaha will be returning this year on September 23-25. The weekend event gives participants a taste of the startup world by offering a friendly competition to validate a business idea (and pitch it) in less than 54 hours. This year’s sponsors include Chapman and Company, Dundee Venture Capital, Omaha Startup Collaborative and UNO. The…

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Bric brings the power of predictive analytics to creative agencies

By SPN Team / July 20, 2016

Bric turns traditional time sheets and project management into a powerful predictive tool for creatives. Since leaving the Straight Shot accelerator last fall, Bric has been enhancing their project planning platform for creative agencies. In January they launched a new version of their software platform that included time tracking as well as integration with other…

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