Silicon Prairie News

6630_0d3ed65804_small March 24, 2014 by Guest Contributor

Austin (Guest post by Ryan O'Connell) Often nicknamed “spring break for entrepreneurs,” SXSW is increasingly becoming a party rather than a conference. But don’t be fooled by its massive size or fun atmosphere, it’s still a serious opportunity. Startup founders trek to Austin annually in hopes of becoming the new GroupMe or Twitter ... read more

6628_27e7fc69c6_small March 24, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Omaha Chase Jarvis was finishing up a degree in philosophy with a plan to transition to medical school when his grandfather passed away. Having been a hobbyist photographer, he left all his equipment to his grandson. Chase was inexperienced yet intrigued, unaware of how dramatically this new hobby would impact his life’s trajectory ... read more

6603_27b65f2f2b_small March 24, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha This year, Infotec—a tech, marketing and business conference scheduled for April 15-16 at CenturyLink Center in Omaha—will have four keynotes, 50 breakout sessions and a hands-on area where attendees can try the latest tech… read more

6619_ccbd996639_small March 24, 2014 by Guest Contributor

Omaha Four weeks. It's crazy to think we are already a third of the way through Omaha Code School. We've come a long way since my last update. Let me get you up to speed with what we are doing. Up until this point, our programs didn't have any persistence. That means when we shut down the program, any information we had entered was destroyed and we had to re-enter it the next time we started up again... read more

6602_db8269c64d_small March 24, 2014 by SPN Newsroom

Every Monday Silicon Prairie News' editorial team will share some of the interesting regional content we've read over the last week… read more

6622_226b68fb0b_small March 21, 2014 by Guest Contributor

Omaha Kevin Dewalt is an entrepreneur and angel investor living in Beijing. He teaches entrepreneurs how to implement lean startup and marketing strategies on his blog, He still enjoys writing software and working on SoHelpful—his product ... read more

6623_9a6ae0c551_small March 21, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Austin You'll have to excuse Nick Bowden for the late response. The co-founder and CEO of "Gov 2.0" startup MindMixer has been busy since a whirlwind 24 hours at SXSW. On March 10, he led a discussion about MindMixer, analytics, local governments and how they are thinking about data and engaging constituients. Nearly 100 attended, he said ... read more

March 21, 2014 by Silicon Prairie News

Every week, Silicon Prairie News presents opportunities in the region's tech, startup and creative community. From a contract job to a co-founder role, these positions are submitted by companies and gathered from public postings… read more

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