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Posts by Jeff Slobotski
3829_ed1773f2c5_small March 20, 2012 by Jeff Slobotski & Brittany Mascio

Omaha On Wednesday at 11 a.m., Big Omaha 2012 tickets go on sale! We couldn't be more exited to continue inspiring, educating and celebrating innovation and entrepreneurship through what's already the fourth year of the event. Big Omaha 2012 will kick off the evening of May 9 and conclude the night of May 11. We are humbled that since its first year, Big Omaha has continued to sell out … read more

3674_79b531eb4f_small February 24, 2012 by Jeff Slobotski & Brittany Mascio

Omaha We're beyond excited to reveal the new look of Big Omaha with the launch of today's preview website. For us, this marks a collaborative effort from our team and creative partners, and we are thrilled to share the branding pieces behind this year's event. Thanks to Oxide Design, our branding and identity partner, we're pushing things far beyond the pastures and doing something daring this year. Their design work takes the iconic Big Omaha bovine to the next level in a bold and personal way. We hope you enjoy the big twist! In addition to the … read more

3666_7491bbf909_small February 21, 2012 by Jeff Slobotski

Omaha Big Omaha is less than three months away, and some fun things are in the works. First up is a new brand and identity (sneak peek, left) from our friends at Oxide Design, our fantastic design partner since the event's inaugural year. Stay tuned to Silicon Prairie News for the Big Omaha website launch announcement this week, which will be accompanied by details about schedule, venues (we'll be back at KANEKO!), hotels and the date tickets will go on sale. Remember, last year Big Omaha sold out in one week so make sure to save the date! Also this week, we'll be unveiling our new promo video directed and produced by the folks at Malone & Company … read more

3645_51924ab6e8_small February 17, 2012 by Jeff Slobotski

Omaha In a few months, we'll be moving the Silicon Prairie News headquarters into a new space in North Downtown Omaha's Mastercraft Building! The Mastercraft (left), a 140,000 square-foot building situated just north of the new TD Ameritrade Park and Hot Shops Art Center, is a former furniture warehouse that's now home to a number of our city's startups and creative companies. We selected the Mastercraft because of the entrepreneurial energy and culture that permeates the building. We wanted to be surrounded by, as well as help contribute to the … read more

3459_5318a67a54_small January 19, 2012 by Jeff Slobotski

Omaha The Omaha Jaycees has announced this year's Ten Outstanding Young Omahans. It's inspiring to see the collective work of the winners reflected in the way our city is changing. Similar to the way that we at ... read more

3381_427562028d_small January 2, 2012 by Jeff Slobotski

2011 was an amazing year for us at Silicon Prairie News. With the addition of four new full-time team members, more than 1,000 blog posts and a healthy number of meetups, parties and other events, it's safe to say it was a year of tremendous growth and positive change for our company and the greater Silicon Prairie community. It's exciting to take a glimpse of some of the highlights from 2011 and … read more

3362_3d7c80f6b8_small December 27, 2011 by Jeff Slobotski

Omaha Planning for Startup Nebraska, a future statewide "region" of the Startup America Partnership, is underway. The goal of the Startup America Partnership is to … read more

3345_e2a1b58015_small December 22, 2011 by Jeff Slobotski

Omaha From Analog the Prairie Dog and the Silicon Prairie News team, we want to wish you and yours a wonderful holiday season! Take some time over the next several days to put away all digital devices and spend time with those who are close to you and share how much they've meant to you over the year. Here's to an amazing last few days of 2011, and a 2012 filled with countless achievements amongst … read more

3335_8a2c735ad9_small December 19, 2011 by Jeff Slobotski

Omaha Forbes published a story today shedding light on the growing number of startup communities throughout the United States that use "Silicon" in their name.* The Silicon Prairie was among the seven cities and regions featured in the article, "The New Start-up Scene: From Silicon Strip to Silicon Mitten," and we … read more

3305_201ea18b21_small December 13, 2011 by Jeff Slobotski

Omaha We are excited to announce the arrival of Power Protection Products (P3) as a Silicon Prairie sponsor through on-site advertising and our email and RSS subscriptions! CEO Brian Branigan and his team at P3 specialize in the sales … read more

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