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6599_e48caba03b_small March 17, 2014 by Katrina Markel

Omaha On Saturday afternoon, St. Patrick’s Day revelers were pouring out of pubs in Omaha’s Old Market district, while more than 20 teenagers filed into KANEKO to participate in a technology education program that began in Ireland…  read more

6589_8009920c63_small March 14, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha For four decades, high school students in Omaha have had the opportunity to explore careers like law enforcement, law, ag and other skilled trades by visiting with people in the field. Now, the Omaha Exploring program is adding a track for high schoolers interested in entrepreneurship. "The Exploring program contributes to the healthy development of today’s young adults by providing them with career experiences they need to learn and ... read more

6573_333e405838_small March 13, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha Three nonprofits have been selected as the student project clients for Interface School, a new web development school that kicks off Monday. Startup Genome, American Heart Association and Delivering Infinite Books on Shelves all have projects students will work on ... read more

6585_dbdb86886f_small March 13, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Omaha As she works to transform current standards for transportation, Heidi Lubin is rapidly becoming a thought leader in a previously male-dominated space. Hailing from Chicago, not only is she a wonderful role model for future female leaders, but also an incredible example of the ingenuity of Midwestern entrepreneurs. As the CEO and co-founder of HEVT, Lubin and her company are working to build the next generation of electric motors ... read more

6545_6777f9c073_small March 13, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha The announcement of a proposed Technology Village at Crossroads near 72nd and Dodge streets in Omaha has brought equal parts excitement and concern from community members worried about density and the health of a dispersed startup community. If some communities use a sniper to take aim at locations for clusters of startups, Omaha seems to be using a shotgun ... read more

6574_e3f94ecd0d_small March 11, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha The initial list of mentors for Straight Shot's second accelerator class includes local entrepreneurs and subject matter-experts, along with several new mentors from across the Midwest… read more

6572_8ebc3c6edc_small March 10, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Omaha No matter the genre, music attaches us to our experiences. It adapts to the stages of life, becoming our soundtrack while having the ability to motivate, comfort, delight and inspire us. It may most easily play unnoticed in the background, but it's front and center to someone like DJ Skee. Over the past decade, DJ Skee has helped shape the popular music scene. Named to Billboard magazine's influential “Power Players: 30 Under 30" in 2010, he has collaborated with artists such as Jay Z, Katy Perry ... read more

6562_c3a4d6c295_small March 10, 2014 by Guest Contributor

Omaha (Guest post by Andy von Dohren) We've come a long way in the first two weeks. We started out small, only coding in Ruby on the command line. Our first assignment was to write a small program to keep track of pets for a humane society... read more

6566_e0d55185fb_small March 7, 2014 by Katrina Markel

Omaha A local politician hopes involvement in a nationwide app challenge will get Omaha high schoolers' creative juices and spur an interest in coding. Congressman Lee Terry of Omaha recently announced the 2014 House of Representatives Student App Challenge, a contest designed to spark interest in STEM careers among American high school students… read more

6560_c9da6a855d_small March 6, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha The third-annual Midwest Entrepreneurship Conference will return to Omaha April 4-5 and features presentations from more than 10 successful entrepreneurs under 30 who have launched a new business in or shortly after college as well as seasoned entrepreneurs who will share their experiences. Mike Schultz, co-founder of RAIN Group and author of Rainmaking Conversations, is the conference's keynote speaker. Schultz is a world-renowned consultant and sales expert named the ... read more

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