Silicon Prairie News

6586_fd6bf1563d_small March 14, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Iowa City From non-descript collections of cables and wires to startup founders holding laptops, the Internet is full of bad business-themed stock photos. And at some point, most entrepreneurs have encountered them. "Stock photos rank among our least favorite things ever," Sculpt's Josh Krakauer told Silicon Prairie News. "But there's almost no way around it. We do so much with photography and refuse to publish anything ... read more

6589_8009920c63_small March 14, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha For four decades, high school students in Omaha have had the opportunity to explore careers like law enforcement, law, ag and other skilled trades by visiting with people in the field. Now, the Omaha Exploring program is adding a track for high schoolers interested in entrepreneurship. "The Exploring program contributes to the healthy development of today’s young adults by providing them with career experiences they need to learn and ... read more

6588_8a49149380_small March 13, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Des Moines Today the Technology Association of Iowa announced the companies that will be present during the third annual i2iowa Investors and Innovators Forum. While the forum will only be open to investors, the afternoon's Pith & Grow… read more

6581_0a74ba85f3_small March 13, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Austin Last week Bawte co-founder and CEO John Jackovin traveled to Austin for South by Southwest Interactive, but before he even set foot in the Lone Star State, Jackovin was looking for opportunities to share his startup with a larger audience. "This was my first SXSW so I went in pretty blind," he said. "I used the SXSW website and ... read more

6573_333e405838_small March 13, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha Three nonprofits have been selected as the student project clients for Interface School, a new web development school that kicks off Monday. Startup Genome, American Heart Association and Delivering Infinite Books on Shelves all have projects students will work on ... read more

6585_dbdb86886f_small March 13, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Omaha As she works to transform current standards for transportation, Heidi Lubin is rapidly becoming a thought leader in a previously male-dominated space. Hailing from Chicago, not only is she a wonderful role model for future female leaders, but also an incredible example of the ingenuity of Midwestern entrepreneurs. As the CEO and co-founder of HEVT, Lubin and her company are working to build the next generation of electric motors ... read more

6545_6777f9c073_small March 13, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha The announcement of a proposed Technology Village at Crossroads near 72nd and Dodge streets in Omaha has brought equal parts excitement and concern from community members worried about density and the health of a dispersed startup community. If some communities use a sniper to take aim at locations for clusters of startups, Omaha seems to be using a shotgun ... read more

6580_32bb266998_small March 12, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Lincoln Powderhook, a free web and mobile service that connects hunters and anglers with places to hunt and fish, is now in all 50 states with more than 535 million acres of public land logged. Recently the Lincoln startup finished using public data from state and federal wildlife divisions to map all of the publicly accessible hunting land in the nation… read more

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