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AIM Institute’s Cybersleuth Camp Teaches High School Girls about Technology, Cybersecurity, Digital Citizenship

By Tom McCauley / August 7, 2019

Last Friday, 18 high school girls graduated from the AIM Institute’s 2019 Cybersleuth Camp in an afternoon ceremony at the AIM Brain Exchange. About 40 people attended the graduation to show their support for the next generation of tech talent. AIM’s Cybersleuth Camp is a weeklong cybersecurity camp for girls that seeks to raise interest…

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Andrew Yang to speak at Council Bluffs Tech Brew

By Tom Chapman / August 6, 2019

Andrew Yang is a technologist and entrepreneur.  He has founded companies and been an early executive at multiple successful firms, such as Manhattan Prep (a GMAT test prep company that was eventually sold to Kaplan, a part of the Graham Holding Company).  He is running for President.  This is not an endorsement article.  Silicon Prairie…

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Omaha-based GrainBridge helps farmers maximize profits

By Justin Krug / July 31, 2019

Farming has advanced substantially over the last 50 years, with faster and more efficient equipment, advances in fertilizer and pest management, GPS technology, and precision planting – to name only a few. These production innovations have helped farmers operate more efficiently, increase yields, and ultimately be more profitable. GrainBridge has added to this list of…

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Interview with Dusty Davidson: Flywheel’s first days forward

By Laura Neesen / July 19, 2019

SPN recently caught up with Dusty Davidson, co-founder of Flywheel, to reflect on the evolution of the company, and how far it has come from the days of its founding to its recent acquisition. It can reasonably be said that strong, scalable companies that survive are those built on firm foundations. From the right team…

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2nd Annual Future Builders Challenge brings students to the stage

By Aidan Chapman / July 17, 2019

This weekend, I attended the 2nd Annual Future Builders Challenge, hosted by Buildertrend, a successful Omaha startup. As Silicon Prairie News’s resident high school student, I had the pleasure of going through the event as a participant rather than an observer, which gave me an opportunity to experience the event hands-on, observe wonderful volunteer speakers,…

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NCR acquires Omaha-based D3 Banking

By SPN Team / July 2, 2019

Omaha-based D3 Banking has become a leading financial technology solution for large banks. The company has built a broad-ranging platform that allows its customers to build both customized solutions and piggy-back on existing toolsets.

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Flywheel’s New Owner: About WP Engine

By SPN Team / June 27, 2019

Flywheel is an Omaha-based startup that has helped designers create, build, host, and manage WordPress sites. The deal was described as the largest of its type in the WordPress industry in a press release by the acquiring company – WP Engine.

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