Weekly Recap: Google's 10G Internet, Omaha Event Draft & more - Omaha.com
Published Monday, February 17, 2014 at 12:01 am / Updated at 4:43 pm
Weekly Recap: Google's 10G Internet, Omaha Event Draft & more

The Omaha Startup Community Event Draft was featured on KETV Channel 7 over the weekend. 

It's no secret that our editorial team loves hearing about what's going on in the Midwest tech and startup community. But, try as we might, we're not always able to cover every company or report each development a startup may have. 

To help remedy this—and to share even more of what's going on in the Silicon Prairie with our readers—we're starting a series to help you stay up-to-date with everything happening.

Every Monday we'll share some of the interesting regional content we've read over the last week. 

Here's the recap for last week: 

Iowa

  • Each week, Men's Style Lab founder Derian Baugh has written a column about his experiences at Madison's Gener8tor accelerator for the Des Moines Register. This week he shares what he's learned about the difference between "working in your business and working on your business."— Des Moines Register
  • Offspring app's co-founder Zach Kreger competed on the weekly radio broadcast Dream Big America. Kreger received the most votes and will compete for the monthly "championship" title at the end of February. — Dream Big America
  • StartupCity Des Moines principal Christian Renaud shares his thoughts on the "birds and the bees of startup investment." His advice? "If you wouldn’t marry them, don’t take a check from them." — StartupCity Des Moines

Kansas City 

  • The Sprint Accelerator, powered by Techstars, is looking for full-time associates and developers and designers to help its first batch of ten mobile health startups. — Sprint Accelerator
  • The Kauffman Foundation presented its annual "State of Entrepreneurship" address last week in Washington D.C. It addressed issues about the slowdown of entrepreneurship, the long-term impact of decelerating unemployement, and how the U.S. can attract and retain entrepreneurial immigrants. — Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
  • Google is working on 10 Gigabit Internet? Oh, the humanity! — USA Today
  • Scrapbooking-on-the-go app LittleHoots, which we covered last month, has hit its Kickstarter goal and then some. — Kickstarter
  • Our CEO and managing editor took to the waves during the KC Entrepreneur Show on KMBZ last week. — KMBZ

Nebraska

  • ABC affiliate KETV covered Thursday's Omaha Event Draft. Cameos from Rick Knudtson of Flywheel, Rebecca Stavick of OpenNebraska and Dusty Reynolds of the Omaha Chamber. Reynolds says another draft will be held this June — KETV
  • The Lincoln Journal Star covered Lincoln's sports startup scene as part of its annual "Directions" series, which covers trends in the community. The article discusses how Hudl began a sports startup trend that has blossomed into more companies like Lockr and EliteForm joining the community. — Lincoln Journal Star
  • NUTech Ventures has hired a new director—Brad Roth will head the nonprofit corporation responsible for commercializing technologies developed through UNL research. Increasing the number of license agreements with existing companies and with UNL startup companies is one of Roth’s major goals. — Univesity of Nebraska - Lincoln
 
We love to hear what you're up to! Read something interesting about entrepreneurship or startups in the Midwest? Send it our way at editor@siliconprairienews.com. We're also having trouble coming up with a catchy name for the series, so if you have ideas, email it. 

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