Silicon Prairie News

6675_63291ef52e_small April 7, 2014 by Guest Contributor

Omaha Six weeks, officially half way. It feels like we have been here three months already, but at the same time, like we just started. Long days are starting to catch up with me. I can hardly keep track of the days of the week anymore. My language has changed from English to a weird set of acronyms and terminology I had not heard until recently. I literally code all day, over meals. I even dream about code. But this is what I signed up for, and I'm having a blast… read more

6676_389dbd66fb_small April 7, 2014 by Megan Bannister

The Iowa Startup Accelerator is taking its mission on the road with an eight-week tour of the Midwest to attract applicants for its inaugural class. "We've got people leaving, at least temporarily, because they like what they see there," founding team member Eric Engelmann told Silicon Prairie News in February ... read more

6655_df5b5c2ed4_small April 7, 2014 by SPN Newsroom

Big Omaha speaker and Twitter co-founder Evan Williams stars in a short YouTube video with University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Harvey Perlman.  Every Monday Silicon Prairie News' editorial team will share some of the interesting regional content we'... read more

6674_d9b1846cdd_small April 4, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha It looks like Uber, the black car service you can reserve from your smartphone, may be coming to Omaha. While Omaha isn't listed on the official site yet, an @Uber_Omaha Twitter account appeared on Friday. The description mimics that of the @Uber_Indy and appears to be run by the same person… read more

6667_1e90e8e9f9_small April 4, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Lincoln When a group from Gothenburg, Neb., called Crop Tech Solutions dropped a stack of spreadsheets in Bryan Thompson's lap, he was intimidated, but also intrigued. This, he said, would be fun. In those spreadsheets: hundreds and hundreds of data points from farmers' fields around the region. The goal: make those data points useful ... read more

6672_fe81bbca64_small April 4, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Des Moines Before we shift into high gear for Big Omaha in May, the SPN team is heading to Des Moines to catch up with our friends in the community. Stop by StartupCity Des Moines on Thursday, April 17, for the filming of the Welch Avenue Show at 4 p.m., then head east only a few minutes away on Locust to join us for happy hour drinks and conversation at The Continental in the East Village ...  read more

April 4, 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… read more

6653_3babf18b13_small April 4, 2014 by Julia Hogren

Nick Evans has always been fascinated with how to get a lot more done with less work. A Nebraska native, Evans created a $20 piece of hardware, Tile, that users attach to anything they’re prone to lose—phone, remote, car keys. Syncing with iOS devices, users can seek out their stuff along with the help of trusted friends and family also dialed into their network. His light-hearted, easy-going attitude is underscored by an intense motivation, highlighted by his impressive resume ... read more

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