Silicon Prairie News

6957_26578e2932_small June 15, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Kansas City The ninth Startup Weekend Kansas City wraps up this evening with a closing pitch session that begins at about 4 p.m. at the Center for Advanced Professional Studies in Overland Park, Kan.  read more

6952_18dd4c5cdb_small June 14, 2014 by Guest Contributor

Omaha Prairie Portraits is a weekly set of questions intended to help the community get to know someone from the Silicon Prairie startup scene a little bit better. Prairie Portraits feature a fixed set of questions ranging from career background ... read more

6963_44efa0fd80_small June 13, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha Three lucky students took home the top prize at the Interface School graduation Thursday night: $2,000 off tuition and bragging rights for having the best project. Nick Chickinelli, Sam Carlisle and Matt Niblock won for a website they created for nonprofit DIBS, Delivering Infinite Bookshelves. read more

6964_10e0f7927b_small June 13, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha Interface School and First National Bank of Omaha have announced a $70,000 partnership to provide students scholarship money in exchange for working as interns at the bank this fall. The partnership was announced Thursday night at Interface School's inaugural class graduation. read more

6958_ba0558226a_small June 13, 2014 by Megan Bannister & Fred Bauters

Kansas City It's been six months since Omaha editor Jordan Pascale has been on the job, and he reported on a lot in his first few months. We were taken back by all the movement, which got us to thinking, "... read more

6960_cf9896c134_small June 13, 2014 by Guest Contributor

Lincoln I learned at an early age that as entrepreneurs, the odds are against us. That's because I grew up in a family full of entrepreneurs. I grew up cleaning public toilets at rest areas along Interstate 80 in Nebraska. My parents own a janitorial company that had contracts with the state Department of Roads and several banks. It was a dirty job, one I was not passionate about. read more

6947_e094a09a9a_small June 13, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha Flywheel. Lemonly. Agape Red. Errvin & Smith. Those are some of Omaha Code School's employer partners. They're also some of the companies that have hired code school graduates in recent weeks. At least four of 12 students have been hired for jobs while others have internships or plans to move. read more

6961_ba00c75a39_small June 13, 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. To submit a job listing for consideration (free), complete our job board submission form. To feature a job listing (paid), select the duration in the form. Positions submitted by noon each Thursday will be presented in Friday's weekly post. Contact with questions. read more

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