Silicon Prairie News

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

4157_adf413124d_small May 15, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Prairie Village Applications are due Friday for the inaugural Flyover 50. The Flyover 50 is an effort to recognize the 50 fastest-growing companies in the middle of the country. As we mentioned in our March story about the Flyover 50, it's put on by Five Elms Capital, a venture capital and private equity firm based in Prairie Village, Kan. All companies that apply for the contest will be ranked according to percentage of revenue growth, and the 50 fastest-growing will be deemed The Flyover 50. To apply, companies must … read more

4084_578fa606eb_small May 15, 2012 by Geoff Wood

Omaha If you've had even the slightest experience with the Big Omaha community — either in person, through video, or on social media — then you've likely heard of The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. The "Foundation of Entrepreneurship" has been Big Omaha's premier sponsor for the past three years and served as a tremendous partner to the Silicon Prairie News team as we've prepared for the event. The Kauffman Foundation is often billed … read more

4107_019ba98637_small May 14, 2012 by Kate Ellingson

Lincoln This spring, Croplife awarded the Aphid Speed Scout app the “Top Best Mobile App for Agriculture,” and the winners couldn’t be happier. “It’s an honor, it was really exciting when that came through and it was picked for number one,” said Wayne Ohnesorg, Extension Educator in Madison County at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension. Ohnesorg came up with the idea for the app, and team members Mark Hendricks and Ruchi Agrawal developed it. The team says the free app will … read more

4069_c7baea8d0d_small May 14, 2012 by Geoff Wood

Omaha With another event freshly entered in the annals of SPN history now is the time to remind you that you don't need to wait 12 months to experience more of Big Omaha. Thanks to the support of Microsoft BizSpark, a major sponsor of Big Omaha 2012, we'll be releasing video of the 14 presentations delivered on Thursday and Friday. BizSpark has been a strong supporter of our events … read more

4124_9c30f40aaa_small May 14, 2012 by Macy Koch

Omaha Mena Trott, co-founder of Six Apart (now SAY Media) and blogger behind The Sew Weekly, joined the cast of Big Omaha speakers at KANEKO on Friday and closed the conference with a presentation that was extremely personal and raw. Admitting for the first time publicly about her separation from husband and partner, Ben, Trott gave the audience an inside look at the struggles that can happen between partnerships and relationships, specifically … read more

4138_3516e93a84_small May 13, 2012 by Amy Engle

We're excited to bring you our 103rd Opportunities on The Prairie today. If you have an opportunity to add, please register your positions using our Job Board Submission … read more

4122_73ad455c5b_small May 11, 2012 by Patti Vannoy

Omaha Big Omaha 2012 definitely benefited from Kevin Hale's gracious agreement to join the lineup at the last minute. He spoke at KANEKO for almost an hour Friday afternoon on "designing for relationships," or "how to design a company, a team, an organization so that it fosters really strong relationships with users and customers that help you grow." Hale is the founder of Wufoo, an internet application for building online forms. "All you need to know … read more

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Through August 22, help us decide the winners of our inaugural Silicon Prairie Awards, which will recognize 12 companies and individuals. You can vote once per day per category.
Winners will be announced live on stage at
our August 30 event.