Site Launch – Silicon Prairie News!

July 31st, 2008 by dusty

Silicon Prairie NewsWe’re excited to announce a project that we’ve been involved with for some time, and have been slowly but surely working towards launching….

Silicon Prairie News is a website and blog covering the tech / startup / entrepreneur scene in Omaha, of which BrightMix is happy to be a part of. A “startup scene” in Omaha you say?!? Yup, crazy as it sounds, there is one, however hidden it may be. Our intention with SPN is to highlight some of the unique and interesting companies and individuals around the city who are doing great things. Shoot videos, do interviews, report news…

By “we”, I should most definitely mention that the whole project is spear-headed by our good friend, Jeff Slobotski. Really he’s the one that’s moving the project forward – blogging, talking to people, etc. We’re simply providing the technology and video camera 🙂 And, occasionally providing subject matter.

In addition to shooting video interviews of interesting entrepreneurs, and covering local news about startups and the creative class, the hope is to have Silicon Prairie News sponsor and host events… In fact, the first event sponsored by Silicon Prairie News is Thursday, July 31st (today?!)…

Sarah Lacy – Once You’re Lucky, Twice You’re Good

When: Thursday, July 31st 6:30-8:00pm
Where: Nomad Lounge
More Info: Sarah Lacy Event Details

Sarah Lacy is an award winning journalist and has been a reporter in Silicon Valley for nearly a decade, covering everything from the tiniest startups to the largest public companies. She writes a biweekly column for called “Valley Girl” and is co-host of Yahoo! Finance’s Tech Ticker.

Once You’re Lucky, Twice You’re Good is the story of the entrepreneurs who learned their lesson from the bust and in recent years have created groundbreaking new Web companies. The second iteration of the dotcoms—dubbed Web 2.0—is all about bringing people together. Read More…

Everyone’s welcome, please come join us for a night of interesting conversation surrounding startups, entrepreneurship, innovation and everything in between!