Silicon Prairie News

7039_1254c385f2_small July 14, 2014 by SPN Newsroom

Every Monday Silicon Prairie News' editorial team will share some of the interesting regional content we've read as well as SPN's most-read stories over the last week… read more

July 12, 2014 by Silicon Prairie News

Lincoln Prairie Portraits is a weekly set of questions intended to help the community get to know someone from the Silicon Prairie startup scene a little bit better. Prairie Portraits feature a fixed set of questions ranging from career background ... read more

7010_6f548d4c43_small July 12, 2014 by Guest Contributor

Omaha (Guest post by Ryan Downs) A strong culture is arguably the most important element for a business to have sustained success. Scaling a business is not easy. The demands on employees are heavy. There are surprises and setbacks along the way. Things don’t always go as planned.  read more

7059_656e593253_small July 11, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Omaha “Your idea sucks. It’s probably really bad.” These are the words of encouragement Alexis Tryon, co-founder of Artsicle, chose to share with to the Big Omaha crowd at KANEKO this year. “If it’s anything like mine,” she continued, “it’s probably terrible. And if you’re lucky, someone is willing to pay for it.” Not to worry - Tryon thinks you should do it anyway. read more

July 11, 2014 by Silicon Prairie News

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

7057_d892079c04_small July 10, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Kansas City EyeVerify made big news Thursday, announcing a $6 million round with large backers they want in their corner: Sprint, Samsung, an undisclosed banking institution and a Chinese security firm, one of the largest in the world. Toby Rush, CEO of ... read more

7053_ebee55b46b_small July 10, 2014 by Caleb Ulffers

Kansas City With the event held inside an airplane hangar, you could guess that we take atmosphere very seriously. Every year we invite local artists to apply to have their work featured at Big Kansas City. These installations are a key piece of providing a unique atmosphere that reflects the spirit of the conference. read more

7049_236657cd5c_small July 10, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha Luis Lopez knows entrepreneurs are only successful if they have people around them that want them to be. Lopez, co-founder of CardiSys, knows this because he's had help. He went through Straight Shot accelerator last year. He's a member of Pipeline Entrepreneurs. And he got another taste of a supportive Omaha entrepreneurial community Wednesday morning when he presented at 1 Million Cups.  read more

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