Silicon Prairie News

3131_ffb8928e26_small November 7, 2011 by Brittany Mascio

Every Monday, look for our events post to keep you in the loop on the happenings of the week. From meetups and conferences to workshops and pitch sessions, if it's happening … read more

3138_3fb3124f1b_small November 6, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

On Friday, America lost one the great commentators of everyday life, Andy Rooney of 60 Minutes. Just weeks after delivering his last "A Few Minutes with Andy Rooney" and entering into retirement, Rooney passed away at the age of 92. "And all this time," Rooney said on October 2 in his final 60 Minutes episode, "I've been paid to say what is on my mind in television. You don't get any luckier in life that that." Though I often didn't see eye-to-eye … read more

3134_d792a96379_small November 4, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Kansas City The Kansas City Area Development Council (KCADC) and the Software and Information Technology Association of Kansas (SITAKS) announced today they are combining forces to create KCnext —The Technology Council of Greater Kansas City. The announcement marks a new beginning for the three-year-old SITAKS, as it joins with KCADC to establish a new regional technology council with members … read more

3120_3bcfb20a3f_small November 4, 2011 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 … read more

3133_1c859002ad_small November 4, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Like wildfire or something else that makes for less trite similes but spreads in equally speedy fashion, coworking spaces and incubators seem to have swept across the Silicon Prairie in recent months. From Sioux City to Cedar Rapids, from the DSM to KCMO, there is, at present, a proliferation of the places opening their doors on the Prairie. Now, for the startups and entrepreneurs involved in several of those spaces in Iowa, there are even more open doors. … read more

3130_a4d533dcaa_small November 4, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Kansas City Kickanotch Mobile, a Prairie Village, Kan.-based mobile media application and ad network solution, today announced a $1.1 million Series A round led by 42 Ventures of Salt Lake City … read more

November 4, 2011 by Brittany Mascio

We're excited to bring you our 76th Opportunities on the Prairie today, with positions at Corporate 3 Design and Swanson Russell in Omaha and Cramer Dev in Iowa City, Iowa. read more

3125_4cfbdb7fff_small November 3, 2011 by Brittany Mascio

Kansas City Kansas City will be one of 21 cities participating in Startup Weekend Nov.11-13. The 54-hour event, during which participants build ideas into web or mobile applications that could form the basis of credible businesses, returns to the city as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week sponsored by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Startup Weekend, now an affiliate of the Kauffman Foundation (see our post "Kauffman Foundation brings Startup Weekend … 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.