Silicon Prairie News

6745_b3efee0565_small April 23, 2014 by Fred Bauters

San Francisco Originally from Prairie Village, Kan., AgLocal continues to make moves on the west coast. The meat marketplace—now based out of San Francisco—today announced it has flipped its model to become a consumer-facing subscription service, and has raised ... read more

6744_b909141606_small April 23, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Kansas City Kansas City-based content planning startup DivvyHQ officially launched its new platform, DivvyHQ 2.0, today. Along with a redesigned, touch-friendly interface and new features like a custom workflow builder ... read more

6741_c5ac4cc0ed_small April 23, 2014 by Megan Bannister

West Des Moines West Des Moines-based Social Money today announced that its CorePro product will be used by a company that TechCrunch says is out to "challenge‘s dominance in personal financial management." ... read more

6742_e8b84fdaef_small April 23, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Lincoln Former Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez is donating half the proceeds from his latest mobile game, Risky Road, to pediatric brain cancer research through the Team Jack Foundation. The Foundation is named after 8-year-old Jack Hoffman, best known for his friendship with Husker running back Rex Burkhead and his ESPY-winning touchdown run in the 2013 Nebraska spring game ... read more

6740_ab9908ae6f_small April 22, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha Nebraska Public Service Commissioner Anne Boyle said she's never seen companies as arrogant and unwilling to follow the rules as Uber and Lyft, two ride sharing services attempting to enter the Omaha market. The transportation companies appear to have plans to launch in Omaha, but have not yet applied to the Public Service Commission (PSC) to operate as a "licensed carrier… read more

6735_54a995bab8_small April 22, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Des Moines It's been a whirlwind couple of months for Des Moines ecommerce startup Men's Style Lab. In late Dec. 2013, the company's co-founder Derian Baugh learned he and CTO Aaron Hoffman had been accepted into gener8tor, a 12-week Madison, Wisc.-based accelerator… read more

6739_42818a83ed_small April 22, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

This year the Kauffman Foundation wants to pay it forward, giving away one Big Omaha ticket to someone who shows a simple act of kindness to others. On Wednesday, April 23, Kauffman is asking you to follow the following ... read more

6738_b0ae9e4d35_small April 22, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha Uber and Lyft, two ride sharing services, will face an uphill legal battle as they try to enter the Omaha market. The Public Service Commission, the state agency that regulates transportation services like taxis and limos, sent cease-and-desist orders to both San Francisco-based companies Monday... read more

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Winners will be announced live on stage at
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