Come meet and celebrate Silicon Prairie's most accomplished entrepreneurs.

Meet the Co-Founders of Flywheel
in Omaha on March 30 at 6:30pm!

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About SPN Startup Story Social

At Silicon Prairie News, we are passionate about sharing the region’s startup stories. The SPN Startup Story Social came about after gathering feedback about Big Omaha. Two themes arose:

  1. People were inspired to innovate at Big Omaha, but were left with the feeling of “what’s next?”
  2. While Big Omaha focuses on bringing accomplished entrepreneurs and innovators from outside of Silicon Prairie to the Midwest as a way for us to learn from them and to spread the word about the movement, many Big Omaha attendees wanted to see local talent as well

The SPN Startup Story Social seeks to showcase Silicon Prairie’s most accomplished innovators while raising awareness, welcoming, inspiring, and connecting like-minded innovators in our community.

At each Startup Story Social, the founders of a featured company will give a case study on how they grew their business, the roadblocks they’ve dealt with, and how they stay connected to the community. Come to learn about our ever-growing startup community, enjoy a free drink, and be a part of our motivated ecosystem.

Free To Attend

Free to Attend

Help ensure the future of Silicon Prairie’s tech startup scene by helping us build the community by simply attending and inviting your friends. Everyone is welcome.

Free Beer & Wine

Free Beer & Wine

Atendees age 21 and over will enjoy free beer and wine between 6:30 and 8:30. Featured beers from local Omaha brewer Brickway will include a pilsner and an IPA.



Find new partners. Meet he “who’s who” of the Silicon Prairie startup scene including founders, creative types, investors, engineers, designers, marketers, and more!

Startup Story Social featuring Flywheel
March 30, 2017

Dusty Davidson, Tony Noecker and Rick Knudtson, founders of Flywheel, will present at the Startup Story Social on March 30 at The Exchange in Omaha, NE.

Flywheel is managed WordPress hosting built for designers and creative agencies. The company started in 2012 with a simple mission – to improve the lives of the millions of web designers & developers worldwide that build sites on the WordPress platform.

Last year alone, Flywheel raised a $4mm Series A financing, added almost 50 people to the team to bring total team size to 75, expanded their downtown Omaha office, purchased a company (Pressmatic), and continued to make waves in Omaha and around the world as the leading platform for designers and agency building websites with WordPress.
5 Benefits of Startup Story Social

SPN Startup Story Video Premiere

Silicon Prairie Case Study

After the premiere of the SPN Startup Story episode, our special guests will take the stage and share a case study of how they grew their business to where it is now.

This case study should not only inspire, but educate the audience about the good, bad, and ugly of running a startup in the Silicon Prairie.

Whether you’re an aspiring entrepreneur or already in an early to mid-stage startup, everyone should walk away with actionable information.

Register for the SPN Startup Story Social

Featuring Dusty Davidson, Tony Noecker and Rick Knudtson,
Co-founders of Flywheel

Thursday, March 30 at 6:30 p.m.
The Exchange Building, 7th Floor
1905 Harney St., Omaha, NE

Open to the Public – Free to Attend

Free Beer & Wine!
Build Our Startup Ecosystem