Silicon Prairie News

7009_ac10abbe88_small June 27, 2014 by Caleb Ulffers

Kansas City As we start the launch of our second Big Kansas City, we are so excited about what the community has accomplished since our first Big Event in KC last March. We can’t wait to see everyone at the Hangar again to celebrate the progress and determination our community demonstrates every day: sharing ideas, co-creating experiences and inspiring altered landscapes… read more

6990_d937d51c27_small June 27, 2014 by Katrina Markel

Omaha It’s a sunny afternoon in Omaha—a great day for teens on summer break to be outside. But high schoolers Okina Tran of Millard South High School and Katie Nguyen of Burke High School are working inside the darkened Aksarben offices of game developer, SkyVu Entertainment. And they’re excited about it… read more

June 27, 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… read more

7005_ff79a2a17c_small June 26, 2014 by Carson Vaughan

Lincoln Garrett McAuliffe, VP of Engineering for Zillow, an online real estate database, predicts most web traffic within a year will come from touch wave devices and talked about the challenges associated with developing software for multiple operating systems… read more

7001_d9d0bc0cd5_small June 26, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Des Moines It's not often that a group of thirty-something middle schoolers is relatively silent, especially on a warm summer day. But in the upper classrooms in Drake University's Carnegie Hall the only sounds that can be heard are the clicking of keyboards and the occasional shuffling of chairs… read more

7002_fc403711bb_small June 26, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Kansas City Since its inception in 2006, Pipeline president and CEO Joni Cobb says the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation has been a supporter and "intellectual partner" of the entrepreneurial leadership organization. read more

6995_d14a03901e_small June 25, 2014 by Megan Bannister & Jordan Pascale

Last year we compiled lists of companies from each region you should be following on Twitter in anticipation of our annual Silicon Prairie Awards. It worked so well that we decided to update those lists this year, but this time, we're widening the playing field a little bit… read more

7000_55c3426c3c_small June 25, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Omaha Method co-founder Eric Ryan is no stranger to tackling giants. Ten years ago, he and co-founder Adam Lowry launched method, a line of cleaning products, among heavy hitters such as Proctor & Gamble. Against the grain of multi-national companies, method carved out its own industry niche with eye-catching design and eco-friendly products. 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.