Silicon Prairie News

6986_ff4ce8e75c_small June 25, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha It’s 5:05 p.m. on a Monday at SkyVu’s office in Aksarben, but Ben Vu’s day is not over. He’s in his office, a video camera over his shoulder and an iPad in hand… read more

6998_27a1dc553f_small June 25, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Lincoln Justin Wilcox learned the hard way how to fail fast.  He worked for Microsoft for five years, helping to create technology behind its Vista operating system before venturing out on his own with Nimbus, a health startup he created ... read more

6996_e231224c7e_small June 24, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha Dusty Reynolds is shifting roles at the Omaha Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber's director of entrepreneurship and innovation and one of the well-respected leaders of Omaha's startup community is stepping down from his position to shift his focus to RaceNote, his own startup that's starting to take off… read more

6993_a541f695ef_small June 24, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Overland Park Overland Park's ABPathfinder is setting off on a three-year journey in a national startup healthcare program. Earlier this month, the startup was accepted into the Startup Health Academy, a three-year nationally-recognized program focused ... read more

6988_eb00e903ac_small June 24, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Kansas City Leap.it founder and CEO Mike Farmer first got to know Brad Feld by driving him to and from the airport for meetings at the Kauffman Foundation, where Feld was a board member. Now Leap.it has closed a $1.1 million convertible note… read more

6992_9e0ba41972_small June 23, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Omaha Laura Weidman Powers, founder of CODE2040, took the stage at KANEKO to tell Big Omaha attendees about how her team is filling the gap between a growing minority population and a growing need for talent in the tech industry. read more

6987_09278a4cc0_small June 23, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha Mike Kolker sees the need for a new event in Omaha. The relationship manager for the AIM Institute, a nonprofit passionate about connecting people with technology, and with each other, says the event is simple: meet, talk, connect. He ... read more

6965_d4dbd328e0_small June 23, 2014 by SPN Newsroom

Every Monday Silicon Prairie News' editorial team will share some of the interesting regional content we've read as well as SPN's most-read stories over the last week… read more

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