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January 28, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha Omaha-based design firm Oxide Design Co. has been featured in AIGA's "100 Years of Design," a collection of significant contributions to graphic design over the past century. The interactive site was launched this week ... read more

6416_797bb08823_small January 27, 2014 by Caleb Ulffers

Omaha We're back! Silicon Prairie News will be hosting its first meetup of 2014 in Omaha. Join us at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 13 at Krug Park, 6205 Maple Street, in Benson. It's been awhile since our last Omaha meetup and we are excited to catch up with the community... read more

6405_8dd03fbaf9_small January 27, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha A group of Omaha startup community members hopes a football-like draft for dates will bring a more consistent lineup of gatherings and help create a more unified, empowered startup environment in 2014. They're calling it the "Event Draft" because they want startup community members to each take a week for an event they'll plan and execute, whether it's a meetup, hackathon or Startup Weekend ... read more

January 23, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha The Omaha Code School has found its digs in the upscale Midtown Crossing, a retail and restaurant development near 31st and Dodge streets. It's at 200 S. 31st Ave., Suite 4107, to be exact. The school has also chosen ... read more

6402_33eb6b3703_small January 23, 2014 by Caleb Ulffers

Omaha Over the next four weeks we will be announcing one Big Omaha speaker each Thursday. After the last announcement, tickets will go live Feb. 14 for our annual conference that brings the nation's most passionate members of the entrepreneurial ... read more

6390_c98ae33f78_small January 20, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha The Omaha-based accelerator Straight Shot opened applications for its second class Monday. This time, organizers hope to focus on more meaningful mentorship... read more

6379_9109712780_small January 19, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha Talking with the founders of Interface School, it's no secret that Omaha and the Midwest in general has a serious lack of developers and coders. Mark Hasebroock, founder of Dundee Venture Capital and a number of other ventures—such as Hayneedle and Straight Shot—said in nearly every endeavor he's had, finding talent has been a core problem ... read more

6377_35445218c0_small January 15, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha Over the course of its 102-year existence, 144 S. 39th Street in Omaha's Blackstone neighborhood has seen four generations of a family and 36 years as an antique showroom. Soon it will become a workspace for tech entrepreneurs and other small businesses. The home is a small piece of the larger neighborhood landscape being crafted by developers Jay Lund and Matt Dwyer of Green Slate Development ... read more

6357_a1e4db9c70_small January 8, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha Speaking from a convention center in Nashville filled with thousands of bow hunters, archers, hunting celebrities and vendors, Ryan White and his father are in a unique position. "I think we're the only software company here," White said ... read more

6347_190c9125e0_small January 3, 2014 by Guest Contributor

Omaha (Guest post by Shane Reiser) At Startup Genome I lead a remote team of seven—some full time, some on contract. I have three fears leading a remote team: not knowing what my team is doing, not being there to help them push through an obstacle and not having enough fun. Here's what I do to remedy my fears ... read more

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