In 1916, Ford built a factory in North Omaha to manufacture Model T cars.
Over the next century, it’s had a history that includes a 50-year run as the Tip Top factory—the maker of hair curlers and bobby pins—then a tire warehouse until someone bought the building to repurpose it…Read More
Built in 1939, DivvyHQ’s office building in Westport has seen a lot of life in its 75 years. What used to be Westport Fire Station 19 became office space and, once Broadway Roasting Company bought it in 2007, partially a roastery and coffee shop.
Fortunately, all that history didn’t die. The fire poles are still in tact and remodeling work put in by an architecture firm that was a previous tenant gets put to use…Read More
Not all that long ago, 810 S. 169th Street was home to an upscale restaurant, bar and nightclub called Prestige World Class—not to be confused with Prestige Worldwide—where West Omahans would have nice dinners, buy a top-shelf drink or host a wedding rehearsal …Read More
Last year we launched Startup Spaces, a monthly series in partnership with turnstone that showcases the unique offices of companies across the Silicon Prairie. Its been a lot of fun to coordinate over the last six months, and we’ve affectionately come to describe this series as “MTV Cribs for the startup crowd.” We asked our…Read More
Since day one, Omaha-based startup MindMixer has call the Mastercraft Building, located just north of Omaha’s Old Market district, home. In March 2011, the startup’s team consisted of just its co-founders—Nick Bowden and Nathan Preheim—and the pair was sub-leasing desks from a landscape architecture firm …Read More
3D modeling startup Handprint has an untraditional story of how its team came to be located in Kansas City.
After co-founder Mike Demarais spent time in Ben Barreth’s Homes for Hackers house, he decided to relocate to the Kansas City Startup Village (KCSV). Then when Handprint won Brad Feld’s KC FiberHouse competition, the rest of the team—originally based in Boston—also relocated to KCSV and moved into the FiberHouse in April …Read More
For Des Moines-based Dwolla, a renovated downtown office means more space for collaboration and a renewed focus on branding.
“Almost everything that can be orange in our office is orange: couches, walls, rugs, shirts, you name it,” Dwolla communications builder intern Lindsay Dressen told Silicon Prairie News …Read More
For many entrepreneurs and startup teams, non-traditional workspaces have become the norm. And for Lincoln-based startup Bulu Box, a refurbished condo proved the perfect fit for the active, health-focused company.
“As a health startup company, an apartment is the perfect space for our culture,” Kate Stous, Bulu Box’s director of brand relations, told Silicon Prairie News …Read More
In a small office in Omaha Jim Simon founded PeggyBank, a media conversion company that bills itself as saving “JPegs, MPegs and Aunt Pegs.” In 2010 Simon was digging through old photo albums, home movies and audio recordings trying to convert them to digital files. Saving those memories was an uphill battle; each decade brought a new change in media technology which required different methods of digitization….Read More
It’s fitting for ecommerce startup Goodsmiths to be located in West Des Moines’ Valley Junction. Nestled above a row of brick-and-mortar offices, eateries and boutiques, the “marketplace for makers” is right at home
Goodsmiths’ office…Read More