Silicon Prairie News

6732_977c17a836_small April 21, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Kansas City Kansas City Startup Village will get $40,000 in financial support from local organizations, the group announced Monday. In December, the Sprint Foundation pledged a $20,000 donation, with matching funds from NetWork Kansas, to KCSV. read more

6734_4536e98003_small April 21, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Lincoln AIM CoderDojo is landing in Lincoln. CoderDojo is an unstructured, open-source coding club where mentors introduce young people to programming in a fun, engaging way ... read more

6733_0f0ddf79b9_small April 21, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Omaha “Tank is full. Thermometer ready. @BigOmaha tickets here I come! #hotorcold.” Justin Fennert’s preparation paid off. At 11:39 a.m. Saturday, his arrival at the Hot or Cold location was announced with the sound of snapping twigs as he burst through the woods near Zorinsky Lake. With a high five, he secured two tickets to Big Omaha 2014 ... read more

6730_3018df00a6_small April 21, 2014 by Guest Contributor

Omaha Six weeks, officially half way. It feels like we have been here three months already, but at the same time, like we just started. Long days are starting to catch up with me. I can hardly keep track of the days of the week anymore. My language has changed from English to a weird set of acronyms and terminology I had not heard until recently. I literally code all day, over meals. I even dream about code. But this is what I signed up for, and I'm having a blast… read more

6722_bd9a2b2f49_small April 21, 2014 by Julia Hogren

West Des Moines In August 2011, Des Moines native and University of Wisconsin-Madison senior Brittany Brody founded Fampus, an event-based social platform for college campuses. It quickly took off at seven colleges around the Midwest, including Grand View University, Drake University, Simpson College, Iowa State University, University of Iowa, University of Nebraska at Lincoln and University of Wisconsin-Madison ... read more

6705_d58db380c5_small April 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

April 18, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Des Moines Technology Association of Iowa president Leann Jacobsen announced Friday that at the end of August she will be to stepping down spend more time in her hometown of Spencer, Iowa. Jacobsen, who has held the position for almost nine years, is the only president TAI has ever had… read more

6725_b314ca9020_small April 18, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Lincoln Seven startups—three with a sports emphasis—were selected for NMotion, the Lincoln startup accelerator beginning June 2. This year’s cohort includes local startups Adolade, Digi Widgets, MusicSpoke and Pixobot, along with out-of-state startups Turnstile Cards,, and Athletepreneur who will be moving to Lincoln… read more

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