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5020_33fff66347_small November 17, 2012 by Danny Schreiber

Des Moines Startup Weekend Des Moines competitors crossed the halfway point today in the sprint to build out an idea in less than 48 hours. Around 60 individuals formed 10 teams Friday evening at StartupCity Des Moines. Those teams have until 5 p.m. Sunday to complete their work, at which time the final pitches begin and a winner will be named. The pitch event is open to the public (unfortunately, we will not have a live stream of the event). … read more

5018_a694e5a73a_small November 16, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Kansas City Global Entpreneurship Week activities in Kansas City wrap up this weekend with Startup Weekend Kansas City, which runs tonight through Sunday at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation (4801 Rockhill Road). For those who can't make it to the Kauffman Foundation tonight, event organizers are providing a live stream of the evening's events, beginning at 7 p.m. … read more

4908_47ee000dc6_small October 22, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Des Moines Iowa's capital city will host its second Startup Weekend of 2012 Nov. 16-18. Startup Weekend Des Moines, a weekend-long education in launching a high-growth business, will take place once again at StartupCity Des Moines (317 6th Ave.). During the event, teams devote a weekend to building the foundation of a business. It begins Friday evening with participants coming together and delivering minute-long pitches of ideas for startups. Attendees then spend Saturday and Sunday working in teams to … read more

4899_fe5037286c_small October 18, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Kansas City The return of Startup Weekend Kansas City is less than a month away. Kansas City's sixth Startup Weekend event will take place Nov. 16-18 at the Ewing Kauffman Foundation (4801 Rockhill Road), providing participants the experience of launching a business over the course of one weekend. As at other Startup Weekend events, things in Kansas City kick off on Friday evening, when participants deliver one-minute pitches for their company ideas. Teams then devote Saturday and Sunday to … read more

4845_c69ec54e74_small October 8, 2012 by Macy Koch

Iowa City Tellmystory walked away as the winner of Startup Weekend Iowa City on Sunday night. The team's app, which is designed to preserve memories through text, audio and video, resonated with judges and audience members alike. Three teams participated in Sunday night's final pitch session at the John Pappajohn Business Building on the campus of the University of Iowa. The pitches marked the conclusion of a weekend-long effort by those teams to build the … read more

4834_851b1bc781_small October 6, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Iowa City The second Startup Weekend Iowa City is nearing the conclusion of its second day, and three teams are plugging away inside the University of Iowa's Pappajohn Business Building in preparation for a Sunday night finale. About 15 of the event's 25 participants gave one-minute pitches during Friday night's opening pitch session, event co-organizer Shannon Younger said in a phone call today. Teams formed around four of those ideas, and three teams remain … read more

4785_64ba0734d4_small September 26, 2012 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha After the winner of the fourth Startup Weekend Omaha was named Sunday, event judge Mark Crawford, CEO of Invest Nebraska, called the eigtht ideas pitched "extremely diverse." "It wasn't all software," event judge Bart Dillashaw, an attorney and the president of the Nebraska Angels, said. "You had some hardware and stuff that was like games." On Monday … read more

4773_08c46c151e_small September 24, 2012 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha SimplyFi, a concept for a Wi-Fi router and extender, won the fourth Startup Weekend Omaha on Sunday, beating out seven other teams. Let's Brew, an online resource and store for home brewers, and Small Potatoes Co., a marketplace for home gardeners and locavores, placed second and third, respectively. "We thought SimplyFi was a cut above the rest … read more

4771_9a79a2dd25_small September 23, 2012 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha The nearly 48-hour window that teams have to finish their Startup Weekend Omaha projects comes to an end at 6 p.m. today when each presents their ideas in a five-minute pitch. This free and open to the public event takes place in room 214 of The Mastercraft building (1111 N. 13th St.). If you're attending, look for Startup Weekend Omaha signs. … read more

4770_ac304bfb57_small September 22, 2012 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha Startup Weekend Omaha is nearly 30 hours in. Its 60-some competitors have formed eight teams and spread themselves throughout The Mastercraft, occupying four offices in the North Downtown building to see their ideas through. Before those ideas were pitched Friday, Omaha co-organizer and former Startup Weekend COO Shane Reiser kicked off the event with an overview of the competition: teams have until 6 p.m. on Sunday to build a product and put together a pitch. With more … read more

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