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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

December 4, 2013 by Megan Bannister

Omaha This semester Creighton University students got creative when it came to the focus of their semester-long app design projects. From an app to help prevent drunk dialing to one that rates Creighton campus bathrooms and another that serves as a mobile version of the university's newspaper, a variety of apps will be on display Thursday during the second annual Argy Bargy showcase... read more

6279_7eaf923201_small November 26, 2013 by Megan Bannister

Omaha Lincoln-based Invest Nebraska announced today that it was involved with digital banking solution startup Lodo Software's recent $3 million round of funding ... read more

6260_06bf38e103_small November 23, 2013 by Megan Bannister

Omaha I do what I do because… of the people, community, and constant ideation. It’s intoxicating to be surrounded by incredible visionaries who want to leave the world better off than they found it. They’re all action-oriented catalysts who are on their way to sparking positive change. Any opportunity where I can help build entrepreneurial capabilities in people and connect various networks and resources to those who need it is time well spent and something I’m very passionate about... read more

November 18, 2013 by Megan Bannister

Omaha While Startup Weekends took place the past few days in Des Moines and Kansas City, a different sort of business-building event was hosted this weekend in Omaha. Twenty-seven students from Creighton University, the University of Nebraska at Omaha ... read more

6229_2d8d8c5ae0_small November 13, 2013 by Megan Bannister

Omaha With its inaugural class of startups through the program, Omaha-based accelerator Straight Shot is looking to the future and preparing for round two, which will launch June 2014 ... read more

6230_59807c7b88_small November 12, 2013 by Megan Bannister

Omaha Calling all Nebraska hackers—the third iteration of Hack Omaha, a three-day public service-themed hackathon, is just around the corner. Organizers hosted the inaugural Hack Omaha last April and have continued to hone the event over the last year and a half ... read more

6227_eb3e8e4c10_small November 12, 2013 by Brittany Mascio

Omaha The first of three Silicon Prairie News student Startup Job Crawls hits Omaha tonight from 5-7 p.m. at the Mastercraft Building (1111 N 13th St). The event introduces up-and-coming college and university talent to startups and entreprenuers in our community. For the Omaha edition alone we will host more than 100 students and more than 25 startups from Omaha and Lincoln. The companies can be found in the list below.  read more

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