Silicon Prairie News

3500_11c99eb5db_small January 31, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Kansas City In the midst of a particularly unpredictable Midwestern winter that's seen the weather outside fluctuate from frightful to delightful in the blink of a meteorologist's eye, it's not entirely surprising to see a weather application receive a warm welcome. But the high marks for OneLouder's latest application, 1Weather, appear to be based on more than just the fortuitous timing … read more

3554_4aa2439129_small January 31, 2012 by Danny Schreiber

In conjunction with the one-year anniversary of Startup America Partnership today, the four states of the Silicon Prairie will each be "started up" by day's end. In December, StartupIowa launched, on Friday, Startup Nebraska became official, and today, Startup Kansas and Startup Missouri will hold events to kick off their efforts. Headquartered in Washington D.C., the Startup America Partnership is a non-profit encouraging high-growth entrepreneurship in the United States. … read more

3543_e9d3c5dae9_small January 31, 2012 by Danny Schreiber

Published Tuesdays and Thursdays, Prairie Moves keeps our readers informed about career moves, media coverage, product development and more from the companies and individuals we cover on Silicon Prairie News. If you or your company would like to submit one of the items below for our next Prairie Moves post, please email And if you have suggestions on how we could improve these posts … read more

3553_06b43f2ba9_small January 31, 2012 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines Tune in today at 2 p.m. for Episode 72 of PrairieCast streaming live from Des Moines. We'll be joined by Marco Santana, the new Des Moines Register startup and technology reporter, and our own Michael Stacy. We'll be talking about the Pipeline Innovator of the Year …  read more

3551_8b268290c7_small January 30, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Des Moines Bio: Jon is a central Iowa native, entrepreneur, and father. He has been a Apple ][/Mac user since before Apple was going out of business. | Title: Owner of Evolve | Age: 34 | City: Des Moines, Iowa | Website: | Twitter: @jondthompson | Linkedin: | Intro music: "Unnatural Selection" by Muse, just because it is so much fun to play, and the lyrics hit home in today's world. | Silicon Prairie News: You work extensively with Mac products and have for years. Can you … read more

3548_90d142a1f7_small January 30, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Overland Park At its Innovator of The Year gala on Thursday, Pipeline , the Kansas-based immersion program for high-growth entrepreneurs, unveiled the 12 innovators of its 2012 class. Today, we take a closer look at those dozen entrepreneurs, who make up the largest class in Pipeline history and the first of the program's six classes to include innovators from outside of Kansas' borders. The bios below were provided by Pipeline. For more on Pipeline's Innovator of The Year event, see the links to our coverage and embedded video … read more

3547_c43de1aae8_small January 30, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Kansas City On a day of unparalleled attention for television commercials, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is hoping to draw some eyeballs with a public service announcement aimed at sparking the interest of would-be entrepreneurs. The Kansas City, Mo.-based Kauffman Foundation today leaked its “Will it be you?” PSA, which will air Sunday during coverage of the … read more

3540_41b8fdedee_small January 30, 2012 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines Business Innovation Zone in Des Moines, led by Mike Colwell, holds a monthly educational luncheon for entrepreneurs in Central Iowa. Titled "Business Insights and Networking Luncheon Series," each event features a speaker from the Des Moines community with either expertise or thought leadership in an area that's applicable to people working on building high growth and scalable businesses. … 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.