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Here's a great article by Christine McGuigan at  SILICON PRAIRIE NEWS about Omaha & Lincoln Nebraska, two key players within the Silicon Prairie (a term I learned from my friend, Jeff Slobotski, CEO of Router Ventures quoted in this article). There is tremendous need not only to connect these two cities, but all the cities and states within this region. In the words of of JFK, "a rising tide lifts all boats." This is a serious region with huge technological potential which will...

welaunch is off to an amazing start after this past week as Iowa wrapped up a trade mission to the Startup Nation (Israel) led by Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds and Debi Durham and the Iowa Economic Economic Development Authority.  In addition to business development, Iowa and the governor also came to participate in, and speak at, Watech (Israel's leading water technology conference). Governor Reynolds was accompanied by a robust and amazing delegation from across Iowa - one of whom was welaunch's very own,...

Tonight I’ll be attending an InsurTech (insurance technology) meetup in Tel Aviv at Mindspace, an AMAZING co-work space. I’ll be there because Israel is quickly ascending into a world leader regarding InsurTech (33% of the most funded InsurTech companies of 2017 are Israeli!), and one of our primary welaunch cities, Des Moines Iowa, is the 2nd largest insurance center in the US (with the highest concentration of insurance companies in the US at 80 and counting). welaunch not only connects Israeli companies to the US Silicon Prairie, but the right...