Silicon Prairie News

7013_b1767733df_small July 1, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Kansas City "The biggest surprise was really Kansas City," Fitbark's founder Davide Rossi told SPN of the experience. "In terms of being a place not only for us to be strategically, but also that it's just a beautiful place. I continue to say that when I came here from NYC, everybody was just so nice, like, suspiciously nice." read more

7020_a8321473fb_small July 1, 2014 by Megan Bannister

As of this morning, applications to compete in this year's "Get in the Ring: The American Startup Clash" pitch competition are open. In order to apply, startups must be under five years old, have a founder who is a U.S. citizen and exhibit a "scalable and innovative business idea or model." read more

7019_cae90c9374_small July 1, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Omaha Andrew Brooks, co-founder of Internet of Things company SmartThings, spoke with Big Omaha attendees on the subject of enabling smart homes while also enabling innovators to solve their industry's problems. The Big Omaha video series is brought to you by First National Bank of Omaha. read more

7015_1f8222fdb0_small July 1, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Lincoln Ever wonder what LeBron James' Twitter reach is like? Or maybe curious how often he curses in tweets, what his writing style is like or whether his follower engagement is more positive or negative? And if you want LeBron James to tweet about your product to his 13.3 million followers? Well, that'll cost you about $100,000, based on Lincoln-based opendorse's analysis of worth… read more

7018_09c9895d15_small July 1, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Ames Ames cloud-based business reporting solutions company WebFilings announced Tuesday it will change its name to Workiva, in part to reflect its focus on its Wdesk platform. read more

7016_5f189f6a7c_small June 30, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Lincoln Travefy, the startup out of Lincoln that wants to make group travel easier, has acquired San Francisco competitor Tripeese. Travefy made the announcement Monday morning. Tripeese was founded in 2013 by Wharton and Harvard Business School students Rodrigo Boscolo and Matheus Riolfi. Their trip planner was released in mid-2013 via partnerships with Expedia and HomeAway. read more

6999_61e0b0fee8_small June 30, 2014 by Kate Brosseau

Omaha The Omaha startup scene has branded itself as a collaborative community with a one-for-all, all-for-one mentality. And though Omaha is no stranger to networking socials, hackathons and other events connecting professionals, friends Corey Spitzer, founder and developer at Riff Labs, and Sumeet Jain, founder of dev shop Big Wheel Brigade and Omaha Code School, observed those events seldom help businesses with major breakthroughs.  read more

6989_4676f546a2_small June 30, 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

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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.