Two Omahans have been named Up and Comers by Forbes magazine.
Of Slobotski, Forbes wrote that the 35-year-old entrepreneur started a blog in 2008 to keep track of innovation in the Midwest. Silicon Prairie News “soon morphed into a full news site covering the Midwest tech scene, with offices in Omaha, Des Moines and Kansas City.” Today, it produces the Big Omaha conference that makes Silicon Prairie News most of its revenue.
Forbes wrote that Bowden, 29, created a platform to enable the virtual town hall meeting. “Via MindMixer, municipalities pose problems for the community to crack.” The company's successful projects include crosswalks, electric car-charging stations and a redesign of San Francisco's public library card.
California-based Michael Preysman, 27, will also appear on the Up and Comers list. He founded Everlane, an online-only brand that designs clothes at a discount.
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