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PSC Commissioner to Uber, Lyft: Follow the rules or leave

Nebraska Public Service Commissioner Anne Boyle said she’s never seen companies as arrogant and unwilling to follow the rules as Uber and Lyft, two ride sharing services attempting to enter the Omaha market.

The transportation companies appear to have plans to launch in Omaha, but have not yet applied to the Public Service Commission (PSC) to operate as a "licensed carrier… Continue reading

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Wichita leaders hope Tuesday’s ICT Unconference connects community

A few hours southeast of Kansas City a group of community leaders are taking steps to build Wichita’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. Those steps move forward in a big way Tuesday with the first ICT Unconference taking place at the Wichita … Continue reading

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KCSV receives $40K from Sprint Foundation, NetWork Kansas

Kansas City Startup Village will get $40,000 in financial support from local organizations, the group announced Monday.

In December, the Sprint Foundation pledged a $20,000 donation, with matching funds from NetWork Kansas, to KCSV. Continue reading

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Startup Spaces: Alley Poyner Co-Lab manufactured from Model T factory

In 1916, Ford built a factory in North Omaha to manufacture Model T cars.

Over the next century, it’s had a history that includes a 50-year run as the Tip Top factory—the maker of hair curlers and bobby pins—then a tire warehouse until someone bought the building to repurpose it… Continue reading

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Everything you need to know about partying at Big Omaha

After five years of Big Omaha, we’ve learned that everyone loves a good party. It has a bit of a reputation for the energy and excitement around the parties and we’re excited to gather everyone to do it all again this year.

Below you’ll find a comprehensive list of what, where, when and for whom this year’s Big Omaha parties are … Continue reading

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Omaha Code School to launch second class, students will share at 1MC

Omaha Code School is ready for round two.

Applications opened Thursday for its second class, which will run from July 28 through Oct. 17. The first class of developers is set to finish in a month, May 16.

"We want to be a benefit to the community year round," Code School instructor Sumeet Jain said. "We’re going to need a lot more than 13 graduates [to fill the need for developers in the community]." … Continue reading

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Phil James crushes Tacopocalypse’s Change Challenge in 6:02

They say that victory is sweet, but in Phil James’ case, it was also pretty spicy.

Yesterday amateur competitive eaters and community members gathered at East Village’s Tacopocalypse for the second Change Challenge… Continue reading

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Hurrdat, Hudl named to "Best Places to Work in Lincoln" list

Two Lincoln startups are among the best places to work in the second-largest city in Nebraska.

Hurrdat earned third-place honors among small companies while Hudl placed second among medium-sized companies.

About 100 companies were nominated for the awards, which were determined by a workplace survey designed by Omaha’s Quantum Workplace … Continue reading

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You’ll never guess who the Big Omaha emcee is this year…

IT’S _______ _____! Phew, that feels better. We’ve been holding on to that for a little bit and just couldn’t wait any longer to tell you. Continue reading

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Google’s testing Kansas City waters for small-business Fiber service

Google Fiber for business seems to be coming closer to fruition. Some Kansas City businesses received emails this week saying Google will do a pilot program for small businesses in the area in exchange for feedback. The test pilot is … Continue reading

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