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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

6299_4112032d18_small December 6, 2013 by Megan Bannister

Omaha Over the summer, Sumeet Jain taught an immersive web development course at General Assembly in San Francisco. Less than six months later, he and fellow organizer Rahul Gupta announced Omaha Code School, a new intensive program to bring novice developers to experts in just 12 weeks. "My students eagerly devoured the course content and became capable developers so quickly," Jain told Silicon Prairie News. "My passion for education reignited, I returned home and got to work with Rahul Gupta." ... read more

December 6, 2013 by Fred Bauters

Omaha With offices already in Omaha, Lincoln and Kansas City, MindMixer today announced it will take its civic engagement westward, looking to hire a small team in San Francisco. Nick Bowden, co-founder and CEO, wrote in the blog... read more

6295_8095a6b618_small December 6, 2013 by Megan Bannister

Omaha Earlier this week Omaha-based accelerator Straight Shot named former MindMixer director of client services David Arnold its new managing director. "I am most excited to start building the critical coalitions needed to make year two (and beyond) a success for Straight Shot," Arnold told Silicon Prairie News. "We hope to have 10 companies in the accelerator this year. That means we need support from the region and startup community at-large to see them succeed ... read more

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