Silicon Prairie News

6968_ef78df146c_small June 16, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha Cousins Cara Heacock and Marcus Ross had a winning combination when they created Discount Salmon, a tabletop card game that won Tabletop Deathmatch. Last week, the pair were announced as the winners out of 500 entries for the game design competition put on by the makers of Cards Against Humanity, the hilariously dark, inappropriate version of Apples to Apples. The creators of the competition also taped the whole thing for a YouTube show. read more

June 16, 2014 by Fred Bauters

Des Moines The deadline for the Iowa Business Plan Competition has been extended, so make sure to get your executive summaries in by Friday. The competition is meant to "stimulate entrepreneurial activity and greater awareness of the resources available to grow entrepreneurs in Iowa… read more

6943_3b27a35b4d_small June 16, 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

6957_26578e2932_small June 15, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Kansas City The ninth Startup Weekend Kansas City wraps up this evening with a closing pitch session that begins at about 4 p.m. at the Center for Advanced Professional Studies in Overland Park, Kan.  read more

6952_18dd4c5cdb_small June 14, 2014 by Guest Contributor

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

6963_44efa0fd80_small June 13, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha Three lucky students took home the top prize at the Interface School graduation Thursday night: $2,000 off tuition and bragging rights for having the best project. Nick Chickinelli, Sam Carlisle and Matt Niblock won for a website they created for nonprofit DIBS, Delivering Infinite Bookshelves. read more

6964_10e0f7927b_small June 13, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha Interface School and First National Bank of Omaha have announced a $70,000 partnership to provide students scholarship money in exchange for working as interns at the bank this fall. The partnership was announced Thursday night at Interface School's inaugural class graduation. read more

6958_ba0558226a_small June 13, 2014 by Megan Bannister & Fred Bauters

Kansas City It's been six months since Omaha editor Jordan Pascale has been on the job, and he reported on a lot in his first few months. We were taken back by all the movement, which got us to thinking, "... read more

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