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Posts by Jeff Slobotski
2708_10e36b0857_small August 15, 2011 by Jeff Slobotski & Geoff Wood

Des Moines Oh boy, it's finally here! Tickets for our inaugural Thinc Iowa event are now on sale! We couldn't be more excited to bring an exciting new event to the Silicon Prairie. As we announced back in June – "Thinc Iowa is our next big thing" – we're bringing an important conversation to Des Moines about how startups and established … read more

2522_46f2da2fa3_small August 15, 2011 by Jeff Slobotski

Omaha Today, we're pleased to share with the you the final and fifteenth video in the Big Omaha 2011 Video Series, brought to you by CoSentry. The video features the one and only Phil Kaplan. We were thrilled when Phil let us know that he'd be able to attend and present at this year's Big Omaha. He's an individual with a wealth of expertise, knowledge and a history through the many years he's spent … read more

2697_c202cfd4d4_small August 12, 2011 by Jeff Slobotski

Omaha Thank you. It's absolutely amazing to look at what we've accomplished together as a community over three years. We at Silicon Prairie News are more committed than ever to continue building as well as highlighting the great work taking place, and we have some exciting things in store over the next several years. For a quick walk down memory lane … read more

2524_9a73e14899_small August 8, 2011 by Jeff Slobotski

Omaha Today, we're pleased to share with the you the 14th video in our Big Omaha 2011 Video Series, brought to you by CoSentry. The video features an extended Q&A panel with Dan Martell of Flowtown, Shervin Pishevar of Menlo Ventures, Mark Eckō of Artists & Instigators, Sarah Lacy of TechCrunch and Ben Huh of Cheezburger Network. This year's extended Q&A, an annual feature of Big Omaha … read more

2523_9ae98b2143_small August 1, 2011 by Jeff Slobotski

Omaha Today, we're pleased to share with the you the thirteenth video in our Big Omaha 2011 Video Series, brought to you by CoSentry. In the video above, Travis Kalanick, co-founder and CEO of Uber, shares his background and lessons learned from his experiences in startups, angel investing and mentoring. He walks us through his various phases, from the pirate phase, to the innovator, to the curator, to the driver … read more

2617_cc6b1299bf_small July 28, 2011 by Jeff Slobotski

We want to take the chance to thank our amazing partners and sponsors over the last few weeks. We've been fortunate to have some great companies on board and are humbled by their support of what we're building at Silicon Prairie News! … read more

2614_4e48a75ac5_small July 28, 2011 by Jeff Slobotski

Omaha We love parties! Even more so, we love parties that celebrate another amazing year for Silicon Prairie News! So, with that said, we're thrilled to announce that Silicon Prairie News and Analog have turned another year older, and we want to celebrate. Here are the details you'll need to remember: On Aug. 12, starting at 4 p.m. (or earlier if you bring something), we invite you, your friends, family and any dependents to arrive at the Tripleseat and Silicon … read more

2520_585b412ef6_small July 28, 2011 by Jeff Slobotski

Omaha Today, we're pleased to share with the you the twelfth video in our Big Omaha 2011 Video Series, brought to you by CoSentry. This video features Leila Janah, founder and CEO of Samasource, a nonprofit connecting people living in poverty to work via the internet. In her talk, Leila shared her vision and inspiration for starting Samasource and told stories from the field about the impact of her amazing work. One of my favorite lines … read more

2555_96b642cc44_small July 25, 2011 by Jeff Slobotski

Omaha Today, we're pleased to share with the you eleventh video in our Big Omaha 2011 Video Series, brought to you by CoSentry. This video features the one and only Gary Vaynerchuk of VaynerMedia and Daily Grape. In his talk, Gary brought a side of business and personality that only he can bring. He opened his presentation with a take on where things are at today in the business and … read more

2599_0f9318c3e8_small July 25, 2011 by Jeff Slobotski

Omaha Earlier today, Kiplinger released its "10 Best Value Cities for 2011" and Silicon Prairie's own, Omaha, earned this year's top spot. Also honored on the list was Cedar Rapids, Iowa, coming in at No. 9. … read more

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