Silicon Prairie News

3863_ed556c5d96_small March 28, 2012 by Amy Engle

Omaha At this year's Nebraska Summit on Entrepreneurship, one of the three breakout tracks focused on startups, involving five entrepreneurs from a variety of industries. Videos from the track are now available (below) and feature SPN's own Danny Schreiber and Michael Stacy as moderators. … read more

3870_87cd4fd2b0_small March 27, 2012 by Amy Engle

La Vista Continuing our coverage of this year's Nebraska Summit on Entrepreneurship, the full video of Steve Kiene's closing keynote at the Nebraska Summit on Entrepreneurship is now available (above). Kiene, the managing principal of the Lincoln-based software investment fund Nebraska Global, focused his 24-minute presentation on defining an entrepreneur, giving credit to farmers – who he says epitomize what … read more

3873_782017d1fe_small March 27, 2012 by Michael Stacy

San Francisco Sojern, a travel data and media company, today announced it has raised $7.5 million of additional funding, bringing total venture capital raised to date to about $32.5 million. … read more

3846_128aeed292_small March 27, 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 … read more

3865_d9e6faafd0_small March 27, 2012 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines We'll be taking this week off from PrairieCast because our producer is on a call to do his civic duty as a Polk County juror. But below you can find last week's show with John Jackovin of BettrLife and Bawte and Sam Schill of Shoplr and Sigler Companies. PrairieCast is a live podcast, recorded weekly, for which a group of entrepreneurs gather to discuss … read more

3868_87f51c3b05_small March 27, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Lincoln Roundscapes, a Lincoln technology startup and immersive media specialist, today announced it has relaunched as 42, a digital agency and software lab. As part of the relaunch, the company has closed a $1.5 million, multi-year round of ... read more

3866_eb5772ef24_small March 26, 2012 by Danny Schreiber

Des Moines In a personal blog post on Friday, Dwolla technical co-founder and CTO Shane Neuerburg announced that he is no longer working for the Des Moines-based online cash transfer startup. "It has been one heck of a roller coaster ride over the last (almost) 4 years," Neuerburg wrote. "What started as a project in my town home basement in the night time hours after my full time job, turned into a force … read more

3825_1cc242502f_small March 26, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Kansas City The second installment of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation's Google Fiber Speaker Series did little to lower an awfully lofty bar set in the series' first session. John Wilbanks, who's a senior fellow in entrepreneurship at the Kauffman Foundation and an expert on open content, open data and open innovation systems, delivered the second … read more

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