Silicon Prairie News

7060_f9433cbd05_small July 21, 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

7083_d18fc022bb_small July 18, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Des Moines For the second summer, the hallways of Des Moines' Central Campus have echoed with the sounds of students, if only for a few days. The second annual Tech Journey camp wrapped Friday afternoon with a presentation as well as student show and tell open to parents, media and members of the community… read more

7085_96b107ccf3_small July 18, 2014 by Silicon Prairie News

Every week, Silicon Prairie News presents opportunities in the region's tech, startup and creative community. From a contract job to a co-founder role, these positions are submitted by companies and gathered from public postings. To submit a job listing for consideration (free), complete our job board submission form. To feature a job listing (paid), select the duration in the form. Positions submitted by noon each Thursday will be presented in Friday's weekly post. Contact with questions. read more

7079_4ce8c47e73_small July 18, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Des Moines On Thursday evening, the University of Iowa John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center hosted a social hour event for its Des Moines-based Venture School program.  read more

7082_0e2d1a9dd2_small July 18, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Omaha Popexpert founder & CEO Ingrid Sanders shared the unusual story behind the founding of her company with Big Omaha attendees. After years of being career driven, Ingrid did something rare for a highly ambitious person: She stopped. read more

7077_37d0795ee1_small July 18, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Sioux City You're never too old for summer camp—at least, that's what the RXA Technology team would have you believe… read more

7081_68513dc663_small July 18, 2014 by Caleb Ulffers

Kansas City Big Kansas City is headed into its second year, and we want to give a few lucky college students the opportunity to experience Big Kansas City as volunteers. If you are a self-motivated, hardworking student with an interest in the entrepreneurial community of the Midwest, then you are the perfect candidate! read more

7078_535d2d8121_small July 18, 2014 by Guest Contributor

Des Moines (Guest post by Ben Milne) 2013 was one of the hardest years of my life. It wasn’t the hardest but it was challenging. The hardest, was one year as a kid when my dad got Parkinson’s, my mom got sick, my mom’s best friend died and the grandparent who helped raise me withered away like ash with cancer right in front of my eyes. That’s a different kind of hard… read more

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