Silicon Prairie News

Prairie Moves: Justin Graves, GoodTwin Design, Zappn and more

July 6, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Photo by iluvrhinestones via Flickr

Published every Tuesday (one day late this week), Prairie Moves keeps our readers informed about career moves, media coverage, product development, and more from the companies and individuals we cover on Silicon Prairie News.

If you or your company would like to submit one of the items below for our next Prairie Moves post, please email And if you have suggestions on how we could improve these posts or any of our coverage, please contact

Note: We made some slight format changes this week, such as cutting down on the number of links. If you have feedback or suggestions on the format of Prairie Moves, please leave a comment below. We'll be making a few more changes in the coming weeks.

New Work

Product/Company Development

Media Mentions


  • Kauffman Foundation (Kansas City) grants $3.2 Million to form KC STEM Alliance -
  • PIPELINE (Kansas City) launched a regional Facebook page -
  • Ben Milne of Dwolla (Des Moines) gave a general update on his company's blog: "Growth Happened."
  • StartupCity Des Moines gave a general update on their blog: "startupdate july 3"
  • The website of What Cheer's (Omaha) Big Omaha game, Selective Perspective Detective Objective (SPDO), was featured on Unmatched Sytle -
  • Go Daddy (Scottsdale, Ariz.-based with offices in Hiawatha, Iowa) was sold to a group of private investment firms for $2.25 billion - Associated Press (Did you know? Go Daddy founder Bob Parsons originally started the firm in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.)
  • 9 Clouds (Sioux Falls) interns are looking for feedback for a tool they're building for bloggers  -
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Really enjoy the new layout for prairie moves!

Jul 6, 2011 at 10:35 PM

Folks, thanks for mentioning our Missouri River flood info project @ Much appreciated!

Jul 7, 2011 at 09:32 PM

The polls are open!

Through August 22, help us decide the winners of our inaugural Silicon Prairie Awards, which will recognize 12 companies and individuals. You can vote once per day per category.
Winners will be announced live on stage at
our August 30 event.