Silicon Prairie News

7130_5c16b3bb77_small July 30, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Omaha Silicon Prairie News is partnering with Nebraska's two startup accelerator programs for a unique meetup that will attempt to engage the Omaha and Lincoln communities. Lincoln's NMotion and Omaha's Straight Shot saw the launch of their programs in early June. As we reach August, the respective classes are passing the halfway point. With the last Nebraska meetup coming in February, the community is due for another gathering. read more

7131_ac0015dca6_small July 30, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Kansas City For communities with Gigabit connectivity, like Google Fiber, the question has become how to get the most out of a high-speed Internet connection. And through a program run by Mozilla, 10 more solutions will receive about $165,400 to ... read more

7113_c733f98ad4_small July 30, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha The way Adam Griffin, CEO of Bodeefit, sees it, startups have a few avenues for growth. There's venture capital, there's bootstrapping it yourself and there's growing without paying for it. And by not paying he means inbound selling and what he calls programmatic selling. Griffin spoke with the seven Straight Shot accelerator teams last week on the topic. read more

7132_de17e1bd4e_small July 30, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Omaha Antonio Neves sits down with Evan Williams, Kevin Rose, Ingrid Sanders and Alexis Tryon, covering a number of topics ranging from childhood to "attempted" retirement. read more

7127_1c39d2b867_small July 30, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Kansas City There are lots of way to help celebrate and grow a local startup community. At iKC: The Unconference, that means getting leaders from all different areas together in the same room and getting them to talk about what they find important.  read more

7129_12c998a7e8_small July 29, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Urbandale BirdDogHR isn't a startup. In fact, the Urbandale, Iowa-based company is almost 16 years old. But over the past few years, the company has developed a more entrepreneurial focus.  read more

7093_3fd5d4463e_small July 29, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Kansas City More than 140 members of the committee gathered earlier this month for the inaugural Demo Day for Kansas City urban education incubator The Lean Lab… read more

7109_db1f399af5_small July 29, 2014 by Sponsor Author

Des Moines Venture School emphasizes real-world entrepreneurship through experiential learning, a flipped classroom and immediate feedback. Your team will accelerate the startup process by testing your business hypotheses immediately. read more

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.