Silicon Prairie News

5967_fcef510249_small July 25, 2014 by Silicon Prairie News

Every week, Silicon Prairie News presents opportunities in the region's tech, startup and creative community. From a contract job to a co-founder role, these positions are submitted by companies and gathered from public postings. To submit a job listing for consideration (free), complete our job board submission form. To feature a job listing (paid), select the duration in the form. Positions submitted by noon each Thursday will be presented in Friday's weekly post. Contact with questions. read more

7108_e67a9167db_small July 25, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Lincoln In the hot arid desert in Tucson, Ariz., there's an airplane graveyard—thousands of retired and junked Cold War-era military aircraft waiting for disposal. Planes are getting retired faster than they could dispose of them. And now, those same planes can be in your home, as tiles. read more

7112_ab89da40e7_small July 25, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Omaha Big Omaha speakers Eric Ryan, Laura Weidman Powers and Jason Johnson sat down with host Antonio Neves to field questions ranging from how to improve company culture to hurdles they've had to overcome. read more

7096_32bb3e8bd8_small July 25, 2014 by Guest Contributor

Kansas City (Guest post by Nick Bowden, MindMixer co-founder and CEO) It feels strange to be considered by some in the "prairie" as the old guard of startups, but we'll take it. I suppose it means we have done at least one thing right: stay in business. As we approached the birthday and my anniversary, I did something I rarely do: reflect a bit on the four years. What's worked? What hasn't? read more

7106_5abb160c4c_small July 24, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha Pack's new iOS app is perfectly described in the App Store title: "Pack: Cute dog photos in your pocket." The social media site for dog lovers has had a mini app before (read more about Pack Snack, the app ... read more

7103_0505148ac0_small July 24, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Kansas City How do you disrupt a multibillion dollar industry? Particularly one that is dominated by a small number of major players? For Neil Blumenthal and Warby Parker, the answer to the eyewear market is layered. read more

7107_1e32a3bd13_small July 24, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

People hoping to attend a code school are at a distinct disadvantage compared to those attending a community college or other accredited university: They can't get scholarships, loans or other money through government programs since the schools usually aren'... read more

7104_ea08a815e4_small July 24, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Kansas City It may have been a few years since Google announced that Kansas City would become the first in the country to receive Google Fiber, but local community leaders are still trying to figure out the best ways to harness its power. read more

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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.