Silicon Prairie News

6993_a541f695ef_small June 24, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Overland Park Overland Park's ABPathfinder is setting off on a three-year journey in a national startup healthcare program. Earlier this month, the startup was accepted into the Startup Health Academy, a three-year nationally-recognized program focused ... read more

6988_eb00e903ac_small June 24, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Kansas City Leap.it founder and CEO Mike Farmer first got to know Brad Feld by driving him to and from the airport for meetings at the Kauffman Foundation, where Feld was a board member. Now Leap.it has closed a $1.1 million convertible note… read more

6992_9e0ba41972_small June 23, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Omaha Laura Weidman Powers, founder of CODE2040, took the stage at KANEKO to tell Big Omaha attendees about how her team is filling the gap between a growing minority population and a growing need for talent in the tech industry. read more

6987_09278a4cc0_small June 23, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha Mike Kolker sees the need for a new event in Omaha. The relationship manager for the AIM Institute, a nonprofit passionate about connecting people with technology, and with each other, says the event is simple: meet, talk, connect. He ... read more

6965_d4dbd328e0_small June 23, 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

6978_0bfa84434e_small June 21, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Iowa City One thing Iowa City has that other Silicon Prairie cities don’t: World class literature, progressive thinking about ecology, an enclave of highly educated artists of all kinds, great bike trails and the Hawkeyes. Oh, plus great events like the Iowa Soul Festival and Creative Week. Other than all of that, nothing. We’re just another tasty slice of the Heartland.  read more

6985_93421f150b_small June 20, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Kansas City In the last 40 years, Kansas City Public Schools have seen 27 superintendents. The schools were under-performing across the board and then in 2012, ultimately lost their accreditation… read more

6983_c2dd7a309d_small June 20, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Omaha Third time Big Omaha emcee Antonio Neves shares what makes the conference unique, while telling attendees to "not let this be the best thing to happen to you." read more

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