Silicon Prairie News

2095_4343a85bff_small May 2, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha It's Big Omaha season, can you tell? It's that time of year when we put our small staff on overdrive to maintain content production and manage one of our premier events. The regular volume of posts (3-4 per day) has decreased, our email reply times have slowed and phone calls aren't being returned as quickly, but you can be sure that we're still here, continuously motivated by the community around us. This week, you'll see the volume increase again as our … read more

2181_e87ae34fff_small May 1, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Although I was unable to attend this year's Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting on account of being out of town for LessConf, I've been catching up with the coverage of the event. One part of the meeting I'm particularly interested in learning about, as I'm sure are many others, was the way in which Warren Buffett addressed the David Sokol situation. From what I've read, I think a Fortune "Street Sweep" blog read more

April 30, 2011 by Dusty Davidson

Every day I comb through my Google Reader reading sites like Hacker News and others, and star articles that are especially interesting about startups, entrepreneurship and miscellany. read more

2166_becd079920_small April 29, 2011 by Geoff Wood

Ames Back in February, we shared the story of Nathan Hidajat, who decided before he turned 8 that he wanted to give up his birthday for charity: water after watching the video of Scott Harrison on stage at Big Omaha 2010 (see our post Ames 2nd Grader, Nathan Hidajat, raises $1k for charity: water in 7 days). Nathan met his original goal — raising $1,000 — in a mere seven days. Not content to stop there, he's raised and met new goals several times since. …  read more

2174_504e7031d2_small April 29, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Columbia David Cohn didn't necessarily set out looking to launch a startup when he entered the working world. But it wasn't long before Cohn's line of work led him down an entrepreneurial path. "I was writing about technology all the time and how technology was influencing culture and different industries, etc.," Cohn said. "Eventually I started scratching my chin and said, 'Well, how does it change journalism – the actual profession that I’ve chosen?' And that was … read more

2177_950ee6d7e3_small April 29, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha We're in the midst of finalizing speaker times and specific party details, but with the event less than two weeks away we wanted to supply attendees with a schedule of activities (speaker times coming soon) and non-attendees with the details of the Big Omaha party circuit. | Big Omaha 2011 Schedule: Wednesday, May 11: 8:00 p.m. - Opening Party presented by Rackspace Thursday, May 12 - 8:00 a.m. - Doors open, registration and … read more

2175_77e5d26562_small April 29, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Just two weeks before Silicon Prairie News holds its own conference, Big Omaha, I'm stepping away from the craziness in our Omaha office to attend LessConf, a 250-attendee event in Atlanta for "anyone involved in web startups." I arrived in the Big Peach late Thursday night and will be hanging out here until Saturday afternoon, sadly missing the closing party later that night. By the time I leave, however, I will… read more

2178_977e61e623_small April 29, 2011 by Michael Stacy

If I may borrow from Jeff Slobotski's description of the notable nobility nuptials that took place today across the pond — and that Jeff woke up bright and early to view — this week's installment of the Weekly Wrap Up can be best described as "whimsical, aboslutely whimsical." Jeff and Dusty Davidson joined forces for what is certain to go down in the Weekly Wrap-Up …  read more

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