Prairie Moves: Quadis Technologies, DocuTap, Scott Kubie and more
What is Prairie Moves?
Published Tuesdays (one day late this week) and Fridays, 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.
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Mergers & Acquisitions
- Quadis Technologies (Lincoln, Neb.), a provider of consulting services for enterprise resource planning and customer relationship management applications based on Microsoft Dynamics products, merged with and will operate as a subsidiary of Summit Group Software (West Fargo, N.D.) - Press Release
- DocuTap (Sioux Falls, S.D.), a provider of EMR and practice management software for urgent care providers, received a two-stage $12 million strategic investment from Bluff Point Associates (Westport, Conn.) - Press Release and CNN Money
- Scott Kubie, formerly with BitMethod (Des Moines), joined Wolfram Research (Champaign, Ill.,) as a Content Strategist/User Interface Writer
Product/Business Development and Milestones
- RareWire (Kansas City, Mo.), a software company with a platform that makes it easy for web developers to create native applications for mobile device, will move its headquarters and operations from Prairie Village, Kan. to Kansas City, Mo. - Press Release, Kansas City Business Journal, Kansas City Star and SPN
- Dwolla (Des Moines) moved into its new offices in the Financial Center in downtown Des Moines (666 Walnut St.)
- Locusic (Des Moines) hit a milestone of 100 artists signed up in central Iowa - twitter.com/locusic
- Dwolla (Des Moines) - Technology Review: "With Mobile Internet, Money Is Up for Grabs" and Huffington Post: "Young CEOs Of Startups Find Benefits, Challenges By Hiring Employees 40 And Older"
- Kauffman Labs Education Ventures Program (Kansas City) - Education Week: "Startups Seek to Master the Education Market" and BetaKit: "The Coursebook Wants to Become 'Pandora for Learning' "
- Torsion Mobile (Des Moines) - Des Moines Register: "Torsion Mobile's Mojaba allows agencies to build mobile sites"
- AudioAnywhere (Lawrence, Kan.) - Lawrence.com: "Entrepreneur catches ear of music industry executives"
- OneLouder (Kansas City) - The Recapp: "Talking Twitter with TweetCaster Developer OneLouder"
- Swappa (Kansas City) - Adroid Guys: "Swappa: a great place for buying and selling Android devices"
- SeedHere (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) and ActiveGrade (Iowa City, Iowa) - Business 380: "Corridor developing an atmosphere to support startups"
- Jeff Slobotski of Silicon Prairie News - Lifehack: "Ask The Entrepreneurs: 16 Ways to Master Your Work-Life Balance as an Entrepreneur" and The Next Web: "Young Entrepreneur Council launches its #FixYoungAmerica campaign"
- The Topeka Capital-Journal: "Businessmen forming entrepreneur incubator"
Startup Weekend Des Moines
- Iowa State Daily: "Starting from scratch: 16 teams compete at Startup Weekend Des Moines" and "Startup Weekend: And the winner is …"
- Des Moines Register: "Chicagoan (not me) in Des Moines just for Startup Weekend", "47 to 10-ish; Startup Weekend idea pitches are done", "Startup Weekend ideas unveiled", "The one where I admit to being naive about Startup Weekend", "The genesis of an idea", "How awesome are you?", "And the Startup Weekend winner is …", "Startup Weekend brought collaboration, friendly competition" and "Des Moines startup conference full of tech development, pitches"
- Des Moines Business Record: "Startup Weekend event draws more participants and ideas"
- SPN: "The Final Fifteen: Projects From Startup Weekend Des Moines" and "Kid-friendly doodle cloud wins Startup Weekend Des Moines"
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- Technology Review: "City with Superfast Internet Invites Innovators to Play"
- Moblico (Kansas City), a mobile solutions company, was recognized by Thinking Bigger Business Media, Inc as an honoree for their Eleventh Annual 25 Under 25 Award - Press Release
- IP Pathways (Urbandale, Iowa) was named to CRN's "Tech Elite 250: The Top Solution Providers In The Channel," a list highlighting resellers in the data center and IT infrastructure space that have invested in certifications ranging across a variety of technologies and IT vendor programs - crn.com
- Bo Fishback of Zaarly (San Francisco-based, Kansas City office): "How The 5/90/24 Principle Replaces the Traditional "Business Plan' "
- Torsion Mobile (Des Moines): "What’s New with Mojaba 1.2" and "Torsion Mobile Founder Tells of Lessons Learned"
- Dwolla (Des Moines) sued by former Bitcoin exchange TradeHill, issues statement - Betabeat, Des Moines Register, TradeHill Press Release, Dwolla Statement, SPN, Credit Union Times, VentureBeat, FinExtra, Mobile Payments Today and Bank Technology News
- Capital Crossroads released its first quarterly report, see page 15-19 for notes on startups - capitalcrossroadsvision.com
- Pando Daily: "Four Things Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Warren Buffett"
- Des Moines Register: "Viral video: '(Stuff) People from Des Moines Say' "
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