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Lincolnites need help funding an app that makes meteorologists mobile

Ever notice during severe weather there’s always a weather guy at the green screen and one at a desk on a computer? That’s because most high-powered forecasting tools are tethered to desktop computers due to their large processing needs.

But a Lincoln developer and former KLKN meteorologist Rachael Witter are pairing up to create a iPad version of the forecasting tools known as BUFKIT. Their app is called Updraft. Continue reading

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NMotion, Straight Shot & SPN partner for Aug. 12 "Halfway Point Meetup"

Silicon Prairie News is partnering with Nebraska’s two startup accelerator programs for a unique meetup that will attempt to engage the Omaha and Lincoln communities.

Lincoln’s NMotion and Omaha’s Straight Shot saw the launch of their programs in early June. As we reach August, the respective classes are passing the halfway point. With the last Nebraska meetup coming in February, the community is due for another gathering. Continue reading

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BirdDog successes, investment offer example for growing Iowa startups

BirdDogHR isn’t a startup. In fact, the Urbandale, Iowa-based company is almost 16 years old. But over the past few years, the company has developed a more entrepreneurial focus. Continue reading

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Lean Lab extends relationship with inaugural class through school year

More than 140 members of the committee gathered earlier this month for the inaugural Demo Day for Kansas City urban education incubator The Lean Lab… Continue reading

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What traits make a good JPEC Venture School student?

Venture School emphasizes real-world entrepreneurship through experiential learning, a flipped classroom and immediate feedback.

Your team will accelerate the startup process by testing your business hypotheses immediately. Continue reading

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Get to know the six finalists for Silicon Prairie Champion

While entrepreneurs are hard at work building, this individual or company selflessly gives time to advancing their startup community. And the finalists are… Continue reading

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Get to know the five finalists for Service Provider of the Year

This lawyer, accountant, marketer or other service provider made things happen for startups, simple as that. And the finalists are… Continue reading

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UX designer, OIM developer, senior analyst and 46 more

Every week, Silicon Prairie News presents opportunities in the region’s tech, startup and creative community. From a contract job to a co-founder role, these positions are submitted by companies and gathered from public postings.

To submit a job listing for consideration (free), complete our job board submission form. To feature a job listing (paid), select the duration in the form. Positions submitted by noon each Thursday will be presented in Friday’s weekly post. Contact editor@siliconprairienews.com with questions. Continue reading

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From airplane graveyards to kitchens, Flight tiles have a story

In the hot arid desert in Tucson, Ariz., there’s an airplane graveyard—thousands of retired and junked Cold War-era military aircraft waiting for disposal. Planes are getting retired faster than they could dispose of them.

And now, those same planes can be in your home, as tiles. Continue reading

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Big Omaha furniture partner Hutch moving into bigger space to do more

As Nick Huff likes to tell it, he’s most comfortable in motion. It’s a good thing, too. The co-founder of Hutch has had to move a lot of furniture as of late.

From a two-car garage, to the nethermost depths of the Old Market, to a small storefront in Midtown Crossing, Huff and his business partner, Brandon Beed, have gone from hobbyists to full-blown furniture retailers in less than a year. Continue reading

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