Silicon Prairie News

6401_6f4ab1372d_small January 27, 2014 by Fred Bauters

St. Louis Gabe Lozano, CEO and co-founder of St. Louis-based LockerDome, wanted a hackathon where everyone was on the same playing field going after the same endgame. Startup Weekend has always done its part for entrepreneurs, but he saw a gap ... 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

6418_a94513ca14_small January 25, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Spencer On Friday evening, the 30 participants of Startup Weekend Spencer gathered to share their ideas and collaborate on a project over the course of a weekend. But this time there was a twist: all of the ideas pitched had to fall within the theme of next-generation agricultural practices ... read more

6415_457e4a65ce_small January 24, 2014 by Fred Bauters

Kansas City Family gatherings often are chaotic, frantic affairs—full of love, of course—where everyone stumbles over each other, there are way too many dishes to fit in the sink and no one can agree on politics or much of anything ... read more

6393_9bb3a2544d_small January 21, 2014 by Megan Bannister

In mid-February, two Silicon Prairie cities will put on events where students can come together to hone their coding skills, learn from area entrepreneurs and just have a good time. Through StudentRND and its global event, CodeDay, student coders of all ages and skill levels from Cedar Rapids and Kansas City will both gather ... read more

6375_0f1ef2b0de_small January 14, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Lincoln Bulu Box, the monthly health subscription service based in Lincoln, might just be starting the city's second half marathon. Details are scarce, but the startup posted the above 19-second video with the promise of more info come Jan. 31... read more

6372_94140d29be_small January 13, 2014 by Megan Bannister

What began as a joke, a whimsical notion—"What if we got on a bus to SXSW and just hacked?"—has now become a five-year tradition. With eight buses leaving from all corners of North America in ... read more

6369_ea6451b57c_small January 9, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Kansas City With fresh paint on the walls and furniture assembled, Kansas City's newest accelerator is ready to open up its doors to the community. The Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator—announced in September—just closed applications for its inaugural class Jan. 6 ... read more

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Winners will be announced live on stage at
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