Silicon Prairie News

6557_b5c0629e50_small March 7, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Austin While we're down at SXSW, we'll be writing about the region's entrepreneurs and covering sessions we think can bring value to the community. All of this wouldn't be possible without our content partner, Pinsight Media+, which ... read more

6566_e0d55185fb_small March 7, 2014 by Katrina Markel

Omaha A local politician hopes involvement in a nationwide app challenge will get Omaha high schoolers' creative juices and spur an interest in coding. Congressman Lee Terry of Omaha recently announced the 2014 House of Representatives Student App Challenge, a contest designed to spark interest in STEM careers among American high school students… read more

6526_3db817b14f_small March 7, 2014 by Fred Bauters

Kansas City Built in 1939, DivvyHQ's office building in Westport has seen a lot of life in its 75 years. What used to be Westport Fire Station 19 became office space and, once Broadway Roasting Company bought it in 2007, partially a roastery and coffee shop. Fortunately, all that history didn't die. The fire poles are still in tact and remodeling work put in by an architecture firm that was a previous tenant gets put to use… read more

6561_d4801ac8e1_small March 7, 2014 by Guest Contributor

Iowa City (Guest post by Roby Miller) Startups are hard work, and most startups fail. Some people compare startups to rollercoasters because of the highs and lows you will inevitably experience. I can tell you firsthand that the lows will keep you from sleeping and the highs will keep you working through the night. Either way, you won't get enough sleep… read more

6559_c82549c7ff_small March 6, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Kansas City In October, Kansas City-based Briefcase teamed up with Rockhurst University's Helzberg School of Management graduate students to take part in its capstone class. Now the startup… read more

6560_c9da6a855d_small March 6, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha The third-annual Midwest Entrepreneurship Conference will return to Omaha April 4-5 and features presentations from more than 10 successful entrepreneurs under 30 who have launched a new business in or shortly after college as well as seasoned entrepreneurs who will share their experiences. Mike Schultz, co-founder of RAIN Group and author of Rainmaking Conversations, is the conference's keynote speaker. Schultz is a world-renowned consultant and sales expert named the ... read more

6550_c2a6458b25_small March 6, 2014 by Caleb Ulffers

Omaha Today we're thrilled to announce the next four speakers joining the 2014 Big Omaha lineup. Kevin Rose (@kevinrose) is the founder of Digg, co-founder of Revision3, Pownce and Milk, and general partner at Google Ventures ...  read more

March 5, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha Two Nebraska accelerators, NMotion in Lincoln and Straight Shot in Omaha, have application deadlines looming. Applications for NMotion, a 14-week summer program with an emphasis on high-growth software and technology-based startups in agriculture, healthcare, education… 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.