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Big thanks to our November blog sponsors!

November 30, 2012 by Geoff Wood Only 18 days until Big Omaha. Get your tickets before they sell out!

November was a big month for us at Silicon Prairie News, as we announced our plans for a full-time presence in Kansas City. Our growth, which includes an office and two employees on the ground in Kansas City, is only possible through the generous support of sponsors who believe in the vision of the Silicon Prairie as a center of innovation.

November is also the month during which our nation gives thanks for all the blessings in our lives, so it's never been more apropos to say thank you to our sponsors.

New sponsors starting this month

Sprint joined us this month as a launch partner and supporter of the Kansas City edition of Silicon Prairie News. Kansas City's own telecommunications giant continues to be a great supporter of local and regional efforts to build the startup community. Learn more about the Sprint Developer Program and how you can utilize it in your startup on their website.

The technology law group at Polsinelli Shughart LLP is well known for its tremendous contribution to the Kansas City startup community, and we're honored to count them among our launch partners in the city. Additionally, they're sponsoring the Kansas City edition of SPN and our Prairie Moves series. 

Adknowledge is the largest privately-owned internet advertising networking and we're excited to count the company among our online supporters. Adknowledge is a launch partner in Kansas City and sponsor of the Kansas City edition of SPN. 

CoSentry, a cloud computing company with locations all across the Silicon Prairie, also joined us this month as a display sponsor. They've been a multi-year sponsor of Big Omaha, and we're excited they've stepped up to support our online efforts, as well.

Continuing sponsors of our online content

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is dedicated to advancing entrepreneurship and improving the education of children and youth. They're a great asset to the Silicon Prairie being located in Kansas City, and we're excited to have their support not only at our events but also now as a site-wide sponsor of the blog.

The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) is the State of Iowa's economic development organization. IEDA has sponsored several recent SPN events and now joins our great group of online sponsors, as well. IEDA is the presenting sponsor of the Founder Friday series. 

Hudl is one of Lincoln's best-known startups, providing coaching software to everyone from the NFL to youth leagues. Hudl is actively recruiting more talent, and if you think you can make the team, check out hudl.com/jobs. Hudl continues to sponsor our Prairie Portraits series.

TSYS Merchant Solutions is a payments processing provider based in Omaha with 55 years of tradition and a team that handles more than 3 million credit card, e-check and gift card transactions each day. If you're looking for a payment processing partner, learn more about TSYS. They're sponsoring our Tools of the Trade series and our daily email newsletter.

Novak Druce Quigg LLP is a national IP law firm that has offices on the coasts and in Texas as well as clients around the globe. We're very excited to have them sponsoring our news blog and showing their support for the entrepreneurial ecosystem here in the Silicon Prairie. They are a display/banner sponsor on SiliconPrairieNews.com

Oxide Design is one of Omaha's most innovative design firms. You've seen their amazing work at BigOmaha.com, as they've been our branding and identity partner for Big Omaha since the event's inception in 2009. We're excited to now be able to showcase them as a display/banner sponsor here on the website. 

BrownWinick is a Des Moines-based law firm serving the whole region. Attorney Drew Larson leads the firm's Startups Start Here program aimed at helping startup businesses with their legal needs. BrownWinick sponsors our daily email newsletter.

The Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce has been a tremendous supporter of our efforts for some time and recently joined us as the sponsor of the Silicon Prairie Map, a visual representation of the startup community around the entire region. The Greater Omaha Chamber continues to be a catalyst for making Greater Omaha a "vibrant place to do business, work and live" and is one of the most active Chambers we know of in terms of its dedication of time and resources towards the startup community.

Microsoft BizSpark has sponsored many of our premier events in the past but joined us recently as a content sponsor. BizSpark is Microsoft's program aimed at getting its software and server products into the hands of startups and budding technology companies. It also includes access to technical and business support. Microsoft BizSpark is a banner/display sponsor on Silicon Prairie News.

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Are you interested in reaching entrepreneurs, investors, creatives and others in the startup community like these sponsors? Silicon Prairie News has several options available, including new opportunities in 2013. For more information, contact me at geoff@siliconprairienews.com.

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