Silicon Prairie News

4169_98f942b865_small May 16, 2012 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha Ben Lerer once had his sights set on the grand finale, the part in which he thought his company would receive enough money to "crash planes into boats, or other awesome stuff like that." But over time, he learned that what's more important than the destination is the daily work, the entrepreneurial journey on the way to the destination. With that in mind, at Big Omaha 2012 Lerer shared his story of personal growth that coincided with the growth … read more

4167_d0f67022d4_small May 16, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Omaha Startup Weekend will make its fourth appearance in Omaha from Sept. 21-23, the event's organizers announced earlier … read more

4165_4c84692641_small May 16, 2012 by Guest Contributor

Omaha Let's get this out of the way. Big Omaha isn't just a conference. It's much more. Big Omaha is a family. This is not hyperbole. "Who makes you better?" This is the question I posed to attendees as we kicked off an amazing two days of speakers, best practices, laughs, tears, hugs, high-fives, shoulder shakes, relationship building and more. To answer this question all we had to do was look around … read more

4164_0f2f85cb6c_small May 16, 2012 by Geoff Wood

We're excited to announce today that TSYS Merchant Solutions has joined us at the latest sponsor of our online efforts here at Silicon Prairie News. TSYS first came on … read more

4161_d6296966a1_small May 15, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Kansas City Nick Seguin is leaving his role as manager of entrepreneurship at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation later this month. He made that decision public today in a blog post. Seguin has served in his current position at the Kansas City, Mo.-based foundation since November of 2010 but is returning to Dynamit on a full-time basis. Seguin helped found Dynamit, a Columbus, Ohio-based digital agency … read more

4162_8f8c89dba1_small May 15, 2012 by Jeff Slobotski

Omaha In what has become somewhat of a post-Big Omaha ritual, I'm camped out in the back of a local coffee house attempting to start processing what has taken place over the last week. I know much has already been said and shared, and it will take me a few more days (and coffees) to fully and truly comprehend everything that took place, but I wanted to write down a few of my initial thoughts, reflecting on the experience and giving recognition … read more

4159_0c08796fa2_small May 15, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Kansas City Kansas City IT Professionals is inviting developers and designers … read more

4156_64a74dabb6_small May 15, 2012 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha The Big Omaha 2012 Video Series presented by Microsoft BizSpark kicks off today with the opening remarks by our emcee, Antonio Neves of THINQACTION. In line with Neves' welcome, this post serves as an introduction of the series: 18 videos featuring the 14 speakers and two special guests who took the stage at Big Omaha, an annual event to inspire, educate and connect entrepreneurs, especially those … read more

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