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752_4601ae5104_small March 24, 2010 by Dusty Davidson

Omaha Sunday night, after a long weekend of pitching, hacking, designing and loitering at What Cheer, GiftBright.com was selected as the winner of the first Startup Weekend Omaha… read more

753_92899d12ba_small March 23, 2010 by Dusty Davidson

Omaha We are pleased to announce that Silicon Prairie News will be curating the Omaha edition of Startup Digest. For those… read more

749_5ac24e5778_small March 23, 2010 by Dusty Davidson

Omaha Stephanie Healy is the founder and former CEO of Vente, an online direct marketing company she sold to Experian in 2005. Stephanie is currently running Doc's Choice Pet Food, a business she purchased after the buyout. Prior to the 2010 Young Professionals Summit, Joe Olsen of Phenomblue sat down with Stephanie to talk about business skills… read more

751_31d5dce22a_small March 23, 2010 by Dusty Davidson

Lincoln You may recall that a few months ago, Jeff and I, along with several others, went to the State Capitol to testify in support of a bill (LB1109) that would provide funding to research ways that the state of Nebraska can better support high-growth entrepreneurs. Late last week we received good news that the Nebraska Legislature voted 28-0 to advance the bill to second round debate. From the Unicameral Update… read more

746_3e97b57b37_small March 22, 2010 by Dusty Davidson

Omaha At long last, tickets for Big Omaha 2010, May 13-15, are on sale. Go get 'em while they're hot! This year promises to be just as exciting, inspiring, and fun-filled as last year. We've expanded the event into Saturday to provide 50% more content to get you excited about startups, entrepreneurship, creativity and following your passions. The event schedule breaks down like this… read more

744_6724d72ab2_small March 22, 2010 by Danny Schreiber & Dusty Davidson

Omaha Hopefully this post is better late than never – please help us get the word out on what could be one of the most important additions to Omaha in the next five years. read more

741_dc97d9374a_small March 21, 2010 by Dusty Davidson

Omaha Starting at 6pm CDT, Silicon Prairie News will be live-streaming the final presentations from Startup Weekend Omaha... read more

737_cb0ce97937_small March 20, 2010 by Dusty Davidson

Omaha Startup Weekend Omaha kicked off last night with nearly forty people gathered at What Cheer to pitch ideas and form teams. Twenty ideas were pitched, and from those the following eight teams emerged: UndergroundOmaha.com will be an entertainment hub for local independent musicians and fans to watch video and socialize. Confurrent.com will be a tool to provide keyword-specific social media… read more

March 20, 2010 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. These are some of my favorites: * Does The City You Live in Even Matter? (businessinsider.com) via Ken Moreano read more

March 13, 2010 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. These are some of my favorites... read more

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