Silicon Prairie News

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

6744_b909141606_small April 23, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Kansas City Kansas City-based content planning startup DivvyHQ officially launched its new platform, DivvyHQ 2.0, today. Along with a redesigned, touch-friendly interface and new features like a custom workflow builder ... read more

6741_c5ac4cc0ed_small April 23, 2014 by Megan Bannister

West Des Moines West Des Moines-based Social Money today announced that its CorePro product will be used by a company that TechCrunch says is out to "challenge‘s dominance in personal financial management." ... read more

6742_e8b84fdaef_small April 23, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Lincoln Former Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez is donating half the proceeds from his latest mobile game, Risky Road, to pediatric brain cancer research through the Team Jack Foundation. The Foundation is named after 8-year-old Jack Hoffman, best known for his friendship with Husker running back Rex Burkhead and his ESPY-winning touchdown run in the 2013 Nebraska spring game ... read more

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Winners will be announced live on stage at
our August 30 event.