Silicon Prairie News

February 25, 2012 by Dusty Davidson

Every day I comb through my Google Reader reading sites like Hacker News and others, and star articles that are especially interesting about startups, entrepreneurship and miscellany. read more

3684_f0bce7c114_small February 24, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Omaha Silicon Prairie News: After stints with more established businesses, you made the jump to a startup a little over a year ago in joining Deal Garden. What drove you to enter the startup world? | Cody Butler: I was one of those guys that quit his more-than-decent-paying corporate job thinking I could start a business and make more money. Turns out having an original idea does not automatically translate into profits. I joined Deal Garden because I had realized that there was a lot I did not know in regards to starting high-growth companies, employing humans and changing the world. … read more

3674_79b531eb4f_small February 24, 2012 by Jeff Slobotski & Brittany Mascio

Omaha We're beyond excited to reveal the new look of Big Omaha with the launch of today's preview website. For us, this marks a collaborative effort from our team and creative partners, and we are thrilled to share the branding pieces behind this year's event. Thanks to Oxide Design, our branding and identity partner, we're pushing things far beyond the pastures and doing something daring this year. Their design work takes the iconic Big Omaha bovine to the next level in a bold and personal way. We hope you enjoy the big twist! In addition to the … read more

3670_763c33405b_small February 24, 2012 by Danny Schreiber

Published Tuesdays and Fridays, Prairie Moves keeps our readers informed about career moves, media coverage, product development and more from the companies and individuals we cover on Silicon Prairie News. If you or your company would like to submit one of the items below for our next Prairie Moves post, please email And if you have suggestions on how we could improve these posts or any of our coverage, please contact … read more

February 24, 2012 by Brittany Mascio

We're excited to bring you our 92nd Opportunities on the Prairie today from all over the region. If you have an opportunity to add, please contact Brittany Mascio at … read more

3681_ee7772a994_small February 24, 2012 by Geoff Wood

It's almost the end of February and we want to take a quick moment to thank the organizations who have stepped up to support the efforts of our online publication. This group has been great to work with and we would really appreciate if you would let them know that you appreciate their support of Silicon Prairie … read more

3675_ab1123c9e4_small February 23, 2012 by Michael Stacy

For a project that's expected to enable uploads and downloads at ultra-fast speeds, Google Fiber has come into focus at a plodding pace. But thanks to reports that surfaced over the weekend and early this week, people are beginning to connect the dots between recent Google activity in two Silicon Prairie hubs. First, several outlets reported over the weekend that Google had submitted an amended application to the Federal Communications Commission for permission to build an antenna farm on the same … read more

3676_17d65293ed_small February 23, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Overland Park SocialVolt, an Overland Park, Kan. startup that makes social media management … read more

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Winners will be announced live on stage at
our August 30 event.