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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

6322_7010eef9d8_small December 26, 2013 by Sponsor Author

Omaha Since day one, Omaha-based startup MindMixer has call the Mastercraft Building, located just north of Omaha's Old Market district, home. In March 2011, the startup's team consisted of just its co-founders—Nick Bowden and Nathan Preheim—and the pair was sub-leasing desks from a landscape architecture firm ... read more

6337_3338f52f20_small December 24, 2013 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha In the spirit of the holidays and time spent with family, we'd like to stay in touch with our Silicon Prairie family, too. There's hundreds of Silicon Prairie startups across the region and that makes it hard to keep up with what's going on with each throughout the year. That's where Facebook's interest lists come in... read more

6341_efb8b40fc2_small December 23, 2013 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha Sojern, a traveler marketing company founded in Omaha in 2007, has raised $10 million in Series C funding. Triangle Peak Partners led the round... read more

6334_55738093b8_small December 21, 2013 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha If money wasn’t an object, my next company would be… a video/photography studio that specifically works with nonprofits, musicians and grassroots organizations. read more

6321_9cc294953a_small December 16, 2013 by Megan Bannister

Omaha Recently Prairie Cloudware, an early-stage startup that helps bank and credit union customers make mobile payments safely, closed a $1.65 million capital raise from Nebraska investors ... read more

6312_f69bd996fb_small December 10, 2013 by Guest Contributor

Omaha Sigh. I hate bios. I especially hate bios that say so and so is "addicted to coffee" or "a wannabe gourmet cook" or "a social media guru/ninja/pro." Really, it's more interesting if you're not addicted to coffee. Also, let's delete anything with the words "junkie," "buff" or "aficionado." I try not to play into the cliches when it comes to describing myself, but it's an easy trap to fall into ... read more

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