Silicon Prairie News

7021_f89a3683d8_small July 5, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Omaha 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

7033_db431c5e30_small July 4, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Omaha                  Today's a day to spend with family and friends—grilling, swimming, firework gazing. You're probably not interested in looking at a computer, at least we hope not. And ... read more

7022_28a360a404_small July 3, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Kansas City "Whether we realize it or not, we're connected to the world and there's some really interesting things going on that people from KC and all over the place are doing," Ilya Tabakh told SPN. "We need to own those stories and participate in the conversation. "We always talk about a global economy and about global issues, but we lose site of how connected we really are. We need to own that and be able to share those stories."  read more

7032_dff23643dd_small July 3, 2014 by Silicon Prairie News

Every week, Silicon Prairie News presents opportunities in the region's tech, startup and creative community. From a contract job to a co-founder role, these positions are submitted by companies and gathered from public postings. To submit a job listing for consideration (free), complete our job board submission form. To feature a job listing (paid), select the duration in the form. Positions submitted by noon each Thursday will be presented in Friday's weekly post. Contact with questions. read more

7031_8bf4344ab3_small July 3, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha On July 6, Omaha, Lincoln and Sioux Falls residents will be unleashed on a respective citywide scavenger hunt for local vinyl music. Their only ally? A series of hints on the Internet. Unfound Sounds is one of Michael Todd's Omaha Code School projects, one he created with Ruby and jQuery. "I needed to build a blog for class, but wanted to build something with a little more creativity and longevity," Todd said. "Hopefully it builds community, too, but I think it's just for fun." read more

July 3, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Des Moines In April, the Technology Association of Iowa's president Leann Jacobsen announced she would be stepping down come the end of August. Now the organization, which has only ever seen one president, has begun the search for Jacobsen's replacement… read more

6962_a3424fd19b_small July 3, 2014 by Guest Contributor

Lincoln (Guest post by David Graff) "As the company grows, this change can be hard for some of your early associates. The company that person first signed up for may not the company they work for now and may not be the type of company they want to work for. As a result, you’ll lose people who don’t want to make this transition, and that’s okay. The important thing is to be honest and recognize this as early as possible. Then, don’t make it an awkward exit." read more

7014_2fbf2b6eee_small July 2, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha Interface School, the web development and design school started by Dundee Venture Capital, is moving from Scott Technology Center in Aksarben to the Wareham Building in North Downtown. Interface will be on the first floor, joining Straight Shot. The accelerator moved earlier this summer to the second floor. 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.