Silicon Prairie News

7106_5abb160c4c_small July 24, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha Pack's new iOS app is perfectly described in the App Store title: "Pack: Cute dog photos in your pocket." The social media site for dog lovers has had a mini app before (read more about Pack Snack, the app ... read more

7103_0505148ac0_small July 24, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Kansas City How do you disrupt a multibillion dollar industry? Particularly one that is dominated by a small number of major players? For Neil Blumenthal and Warby Parker, the answer to the eyewear market is layered. read more

7107_1e32a3bd13_small July 24, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

People hoping to attend a code school are at a distinct disadvantage compared to those attending a community college or other accredited university: They can't get scholarships, loans or other money through government programs since the schools usually aren'... read more

7104_ea08a815e4_small July 24, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Kansas City It may have been a few years since Google announced that Kansas City would become the first in the country to receive Google Fiber, but local community leaders are still trying to figure out the best ways to harness its power. read more

7080_ce945722c8_small July 24, 2014 by James Walmsley

Omaha As Nick Huff likes to tell it, he's most comfortable in motion. It's a good thing, too. The co-founder of Hutch has had to move a lot of furniture as of late. From a two-car garage, to the nethermost depths of the Old Market, to a small storefront in Midtown Crossing, Huff and his business partner, Brandon Beed, have gone from hobbyists to full-blown furniture retailers in less than a year.  read more

7099_f07a79d43f_small July 23, 2014 by Kate Brosseau

Kansas City They say experience is the best teacher, and for Brendan Reilly, that quip resonates in more ways than one. As founder and CEO of Kansas City-based Eon Sports VR, Reilly has created a virtual world where athletes practice their mental and physical game. Although simulators and virtual reality technology are nothing new in the gaming industry, Reilly seems to have finally given athletics a reason to step off the field and into an on-field experience, without turf, equipment or brain-rattling hits. read more

7100_c2f19efb16_small July 23, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Omaha The salty vocabulary of prodigiously successful, serial social entrepreneur Ellen Gustafson added extra passion to the closing speech at Big Omaha. Gustafson describes herself as a "sustainable food system activist, author, innovator and social entrepreneur." She co-founded FEED Projects, is the co-founder of Food Tank: The Food Think Tank and a number of other businesses related to changing food systems. She's also the author of an upcoming book called “We the Eaters.”  read more

7101_9af779083d_small July 23, 2014 by Silicon Prairie News

Kansas City Think Big Coworking is opening its doors to everyone this Thursday and Friday for KC Co-llide Day and SPN will have a part in it. From 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day the goal will be to get as much of the KC entrepreneur community together in one place as possible. read more

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