Silicon Prairie News

6740_ab9908ae6f_small April 22, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha Nebraska Public Service Commissioner Anne Boyle said she's never seen companies as arrogant and unwilling to follow the rules as Uber and Lyft, two ride sharing services attempting to enter the Omaha market. The transportation companies appear to have plans to launch in Omaha, but have not yet applied to the Public Service Commission (PSC) to operate as a "licensed carrier… read more

6735_54a995bab8_small April 22, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Des Moines It's been a whirlwind couple of months for Des Moines ecommerce startup Men's Style Lab. In late Dec. 2013, the company's co-founder Derian Baugh learned he and CTO Aaron Hoffman had been accepted into gener8tor, a 12-week Madison, Wisc.-based accelerator… read more

6739_42818a83ed_small April 22, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

This year the Kauffman Foundation wants to pay it forward, giving away one Big Omaha ticket to someone who shows a simple act of kindness to others. On Wednesday, April 23, Kauffman is asking you to follow the following ... read more

6738_b0ae9e4d35_small April 22, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha Uber and Lyft, two ride sharing services, will face an uphill legal battle as they try to enter the Omaha market. The Public Service Commission, the state agency that regulates transportation services like taxis and limos, sent cease-and-desist orders to both San Francisco-based companies Monday... read more

6726_c6ff1058db_small April 21, 2014 by Fred Bauters

Wichita A few hours southeast of Kansas City a group of community leaders are taking steps to build Wichita's entrepreneurial ecosystem. Those steps move forward in a big way Tuesday with the first ICT Unconference taking place at the Wichita ... read more

6732_977c17a836_small April 21, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Kansas City Kansas City Startup Village will get $40,000 in financial support from local organizations, the group announced Monday. In December, the Sprint Foundation pledged a $20,000 donation, with matching funds from NetWork Kansas, to KCSV. read more

6734_4536e98003_small April 21, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Lincoln AIM CoderDojo is landing in Lincoln. CoderDojo is an unstructured, open-source coding club where mentors introduce young people to programming in a fun, engaging way ... read more

6733_0f0ddf79b9_small April 21, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Omaha “Tank is full. Thermometer ready. @BigOmaha tickets here I come! #hotorcold.” Justin Fennert’s preparation paid off. At 11:39 a.m. Saturday, his arrival at the Hot or Cold location was announced with the sound of snapping twigs as he burst through the woods near Zorinsky Lake. With a high five, he secured two tickets to Big Omaha 2014 ... read more

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Winners will be announced live on stage at
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