Silicon Prairie News

6647_46b12db8ed_small March 28, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Des Moines The Iowa Economic Development Authority announced Friday that eight Iowa startups received awards through various innovation programs, including Des Moines startup Emploi.us.  Emploi.us was awarded a $50,000 loan from the Iowa Innovation Acceleration ... read more

6646_430ef5b407_small March 28, 2014 by Guest Contributor

Omaha (Guest post by Dusty Davidson) I try not to get caught up in internet flame wars, regardless of which side of the topic I happen to land on. However, I do find the whole “Why are there no female speakers at Nebraska Code Camp” to be an interesting lesson in a bunch of things. The short version is this: Nebraska Code Camp, a volunteer-run conference focusing on all things software development in Nebraska, made a call for speakers and then published the lineup: 48 men and 0 women. Subsequently a bit of a storm erupted on social media ... read more

March 28, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

The SPN job board is sponsored by Hudl. Hudl is looking for great designers, developers and project managers. Know one? Hit them up: hudl.com/jobs. Every week, Silicon Prairie News presents opportunities in the region's tech, startup and ... read more

6645_c2b03a66e5_small March 27, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Des Moines Dwolla announced today on its blog that the Des Moines-based payments startup has partnered with GoDaddy to create a new e-invoicing system for the hosting company's business customers… read more

6640_aa13d8c09b_small March 27, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Omaha She's an acclaimed author and award-winning researcher with a Ph.D. in neuroscience. She also is a self-proclaimed geek who shamelessly shares her love of Zelda and photos of her “insanely adorable” mini-labradoodle (and pics of her with Michelle Obama and LeBron James, all within the month of February). Equal parts intellectual and lighthearted, scholarly and whimsical, Darya Rose’s ability to find this balance has resulted in an ... read more

March 27, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Lincoln A new partnership between Lincoln-based athlete endorsement platform opendorse and Orlando-based social sponsorship company IZEA will expand social sponsorship campaigns across platforms, including Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr and YouTube. By joining IZEA's Exchange ecosystem, ... read more

6637_12872699a7_small March 26, 2014 by Daniel Wheaton

Lincoln Thanks to an investment from Prairie Ventures and Invest Nebraska Corporation, investors now have another tool in their utility belts. Best Option Trading, an options trading service which has been in development for roughly two years, announced an undisclosed amount of funding Wednesday. “Modern technology can improve ... read more

March 26, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha 1 Million Cups Omaha-Lincoln has posted the video of Jimmy Winter's "postmortem" presentation on VoterTide. The 13-minute talk was one of the most well-received since 1MC Omaha-Lincoln's inception last October, said organizer Danny Schreiber… read more

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