Prairie Moves: OneLouder, Jack Perry, Tikly and more
What is Prairie Moves?
Published Tuesdays 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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- Dwolla (Des Moines) announced A-Grade Investments participation in its recent Series B round - Dwolla blog (Stay tuned to SPN for a roundup of coverage.)
- Flying Hippo Web Technologies launched a redesign for Proteus - proteusinc.net
Product/Business Development and Milestones
- Social Money (Des Moines) announced an international alliance with ICICI Bank in India - Bank Technology News, SPN and Des Moines Register
- OneLouder's (Kansas City, Mo.) FriendCaster app hit 3 million downloads - Press Release
- LockPath (Overland Park, Kan.) released Version 2.3 of its Keylight Platform - Press Release
- Handmark (Kansas City, Mo.) partnered with Eugenia Last and Universal Uclick for an update of Express Horoscopes for Android - Press Release
- Phenomblue (Omaha) announced its Signature Reserve: Season 3 team - Phenomblue blog
- OneLouder (Kansas City, Mo.) - Kansas City Business Journal: "Handmark spinoff OneLouder makes some noise in the mobile app market"
- Technology Association of Iowa Pitch & Grow (Des Moines) - Des Moines Register: "Ballpark Heaven wins Pitch & Grow VIII"
- i2iowa (Des Moines) - Des Moines Register: "Conference give CEOs shot to impress investors" and "A sit down with Startup America CEO Scott Case"
- Jack Perry of Syncbak (Marion, Iowa) - Screen Plays: "TV Stations Open Path To Do OTT Their Way"
- Brent Beshore of AdVentures (Columbia, Mo.) - Read Write Web: "Why Investors Reject Your Startup Pitch"
- Mike Farmer of Leap2 (Kansas City, Kan.) - Kansas City Business Journal: "Leap2 CEO Farmer attends JOBS Act signing in Rose Garden"
- Dusty Davidson of Silicon Prairie News and Layeredi (Omaha) - Princess Lasertron: "It's Not Just a Job day 3: Positioning your content"
- Huffington Post: "Flyover Country? Not This Kansas City"
- Bank Technology News: "In Middle America, Amber Waves of FinTech Startups"
- Lincoln Journal Star: "Student developers making bucks on mobile apps"
- Des Moines Register: "Capital Crossroads looks for cheap flights, high-speed rail, smartphone apps, parks"
Gig Bits is an occasional feature keeping our readers up to speed on Google Fiber. Read Gig Bits.
- Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation: "Nick Donofrio - Google Fiber Speaker Series 4/2/12" (Video)
- BrainZooming: "7 Innovation Lessons for the Google Fiber Project from Nick Donofrio"
- Call for photos and video for a Google Fiber television spot - t2.tv - via twitter.com/smckc
- Technology Association of Iowa Prometheus Awards (Des Moines) recognized tech companies - Press Release, Des Moines Register and SPN
- Tikly (Des Moines) won a Mixie Award, an award from Metromix Des Moines that honors "the musicians, scenesters and behind-the-scenes players who kicked ass and made an impact in central Iowa’s music universe" - Metromix Des Moines
- Dwolla (Des Moines) made BetaBeat's "10 Startups, Ranked in Order of Hotness" list
- Wendy Townley (Omaha): "Do-Gooding Done Right on Facebook"
- Weiv (Des Moines): "Conversation With a Skeptic"
- Nick Bowden of MindMixer (Omaha): "Participation by Design: Total Engagement"
- Sen. Jerry Moran of Kansas: "Sen. Moran on Signing of JOBS Act"
- Business Innovation Zone (Des Moines) released videos from its "Raising Capital" seminar - Business Innovation Zone on Vimeo
- NUtech Ventures (Lincoln) announced its Entrepreneurship Bootcamp - nutechventures.org/bootcamp
- Sporting Innovations (Kansas City) announced an app contest: "Make it appen' "
- Social Media Club of Kansas City will host LiveOn (Kansas City, Mo.) CEO Jonathan Whistman at its next happy hour on Tuesday, April 24 - eventbrite.com
- Technology Association of Iowa Prometheus Awards (Des Moines) posted photos - facebook.com
- Tickets for OpenIowa went on sale - tikly.co
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