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6952_18dd4c5cdb_small June 14, 2014 by Guest Contributor

Omaha Prairie Portraits is a weekly set of questions intended to help the community get to know someone from the Silicon Prairie startup scene a little bit better. Prairie Portraits feature a fixed set of questions ranging from career background ... read more

6963_44efa0fd80_small June 13, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha Three lucky students took home the top prize at the Interface School graduation Thursday night: $2,000 off tuition and bragging rights for having the best project. Nick Chickinelli, Sam Carlisle and Matt Niblock won for a website they created for nonprofit DIBS, Delivering Infinite Bookshelves. read more

6964_10e0f7927b_small June 13, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha Interface School and First National Bank of Omaha have announced a $70,000 partnership to provide students scholarship money in exchange for working as interns at the bank this fall. The partnership was announced Thursday night at Interface School's inaugural class graduation. read more

6947_e094a09a9a_small June 13, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha Flywheel. Lemonly. Agape Red. Errvin & Smith. Those are some of Omaha Code School's employer partners. They're also some of the companies that have hired code school graduates in recent weeks. At least four of 12 students have been hired for jobs while others have internships or plans to move. read more

6953_e3bd65179c_small June 12, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha When Corey Anand, a startup founder out of Chicago, was asked to join Straight Shot, an accelerator in Omaha, he was ready to get out of his element. "I've never been to Omaha, but this was three months out of my life that I could be heads down and work on my company," Anand said Wednesday night after the accelerator shared its second class of seven ecommerce and SaaS startups. read more

6934_1187eec84f_small June 11, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha It's been six months since Omaha editor Jordan Pascale has been on the job, and he reported on a lot in his first few months. We were taken back by all the movement, which got us to thinking, "What have been the key storylines for each region?" Each has had a unique story, and over the next three days we'll run through some of those storylines—Nebraska today, Iowa on Thursday and Kansas City on Friday. read more

6945_69a6bc46cc_small June 9, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha BuyNow Worldwide, an Omaha-based startup, has raised $355,000 in seed funding from Foundry Group's Angels and Invest Nebraska. Founder and CEO Shaz Khan told SPN the funds will help reach more publishers and advertisers to increase BuyNow's reach, maybe open a New York office and help rebrand the startup's image. BuyNow is a mobile-commerce app that enables consumers to instantly purchase advertised products or services off of any multimedia ad by sending a text message.  read more

6940_86d8e19b8b_small June 9, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha Just off Dodge Street in Omaha, you'll find seven person ecommerce team for PasuTech. You've likely never heard of the company and you've certainly never bought its products, but you may have been to one of their niche sites—solely dedicated to fans of vents and water filters. It's a seemingly familiar story for Omaha… read more

6841_f07d5b693f_small June 6, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha Tesla service centers and potentially even stores are coming to Omaha and Kansas City. The questions remains "when" and "where?" The all-electric car manufacturer's website placed a "coming soon" label on the two cities in recent weeks, but a spokesperson for the Elon Musk-led company said she can’t speak to a timeline. Like all Tesla locations, the service centers in Omaha and KC will be Tesla owned and operated. Sales showrooms also may be in the works, but those plans are still in flux. read more

6933_97c70714ee_small June 5, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha This week DliveryPal began delivering food to hungry students and staff at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. It's part of a three-month-long test run for the food delivery app before the service reaches a wider swath of Omaha. It was first announced in February. Co-founder and CEO Hamza Rehman says he wants to make sure the model works before expanding to more neighborhoods.  read more

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