Silicon Prairie News

6756_9457e34227_small April 24, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha Silicon Prairie News reporter took his first Lyft trip just minutes after the service launched in Omaha Thursday night. He's taken an Uber black car service in New York City before, but this was his first time trying it in his hometown of Omaha. He live-tweeted the experience: read more

6755_6ad11824b8_small April 24, 2014 by Fred Bauters & Jordan Pascale

It's an uncertain world out there for Lyft drivers and passengers in Kansas City, Omaha and Lincoln as the ride-share service launches at 7 p.m. tonight for those and 21 other markets. All cities will start with a two-week free period for passengers, but it's not that simple for all involved. There's been a lot of back-and-forth discussion, but we wanted to update you with the most basic facts before you hop into a Lyft car ... read more

6753_d1c2334ef3_small April 24, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha Startups from Chicago, Portland, Omaha and Lincoln will begin the Straight Shot accelerator June 9 at Scott Technology Center in Omaha. The e-commerce and Software as a Service accelerator—in its second year—brought in companies ranging ... read more

6749_064fc1f3be_small April 24, 2014 by Katy Schamberger

Kansas City In today’s increasingly digital world, our smartphones and mobile devices aren’t just connectivity-enhancing gadgets—they’re a part of us. Yet despite the evolving sophistication of portable technology, one glaring problem remains. “Our individual tech bubbles are shrinking—electronics have become very personal,” said Blake Isaacs, CEO of Genneo ... read more

6751_e024430bbd_small April 24, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Omaha Jim and Karen Linder are the founders and managing directors at Linseed Capital. Through that fund they've invested in companies like Bulu Box, Flywheel, Eye Verify, SkyVu and Travefy—just one piece of how they support our community. We recently asked the Linders to share their Big Omaha experience to provide insight on both the conference and community for first-time Big Omaha attendees. They didn't disappoint ... read more

6750_2ba6d0b5b7_small April 24, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha Cars with the trademark pink fuzzy mustaches will hit the road at 7 p.m. Thursday in Omaha, Lincoln and Kansas City. Lyft is launching 24 cities Thursday, but drivers in Nebraska may face tickets, fines and car impoundments, ... read more

6748_4edff64e94_small April 24, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Kansas City FormZapper is headed to St. Louis to be part of the 14-week SixThirty accelerator. The Kansas City-based startup provides a secure platform for lenders and attorneys to generate commercial loan documents. The platform expedites the collection of loan documents and collaboration across the lending team and the legal team ... read more

6745_b3efee0565_small April 23, 2014 by Fred Bauters

San Francisco Originally from Prairie Village, Kan., AgLocal continues to make moves on the west coast. The meat marketplace—now based out of San Francisco—today announced it has flipped its model to become a consumer-facing subscription service, and has raised ... read more

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