Silicon Prairie News

3914_471d7b5a2f_small April 4, 2012 by Michael Stacy

From KC to IC, and from CoMo to the Big O, we do our best to provide thorough coverage of Startup Weekend when the event takes place in the region (and, sometimes, when it takes place outside the region). We'd like to think that press provides readers who aren't familiar with the event a good idea of what goes into Startup Weekend, a 54-hour crash course … read more

3906_dcf6c01c04_small April 4, 2012 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines Our guest this week was Drew Larson, attorney at BrownWinick, who joined in for a discussion of Ames-based WebFilings, next week's i2iowa event, tomorrow's Startup Job Crawl and the Big Omaha 2012 speaker lineup. We also announced that our next episode on Tuesday, April 10 would be our last regularly … read more

3893_5539879a84_small April 3, 2012 by Brittany Mascio

Omaha We're thrilled to announce four incredible additions to our Big Omaha 2012 lineup: Ayah Bdeir, Ted Rheingold, Philip Rosedale and Joey Primiani. Learn more about the newest speakers below and read about all of our speakers on When visiting the Big Omaha site, you may notice more details and designs since our last update. We're excited to announce that this year's full site is now live. A special thanks to our brand and identity partner, Oxide Design, for their beautiful design and penmanship. Tickets Big Omaha 2012 tickets have sold out … read more

3904_ff638f43c4_small April 3, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Kansas City All this talk about Google Fiber Bars making anyone else hungry? Well worry not; we're here to help curb that appetite with another heaping helping of Gig Bits. TV tussle: As we reported Sunday, Google Fiber put its own unique twist on Google's customary April 1 fun, claiming that Google Fiber was actually a nutritional bar. But not everyone … read more

3887_c9968a68e0_small April 3, 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

3901_d040a68c68_small April 3, 2012 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines Tune in at 2 p.m. CDT for Episode 79 of PrairieCast streaming live from Des Moines. We'll be joined by guest Drew Larson (left), an attorney at BrownWinick, to talk about the latest events and news from the regional startup community. PrairieCast is a live podcast, recorded weekly, for which a group of entrepreneurs gather to discuss current issues in technology and business that relate to the startup community on the Silicon Prairie. PrairieCast is hosted by Andy Brudtkuhl … read more

3899_3308ea0c79_small April 2, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Kansas City Hallmark Cards, a household name in the greeting card industry and one of the region's most established companies, is turning to a startup to help beef up its digital presence. … read more

3898_b34b144471_small April 2, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Austin Nevermind that he was busy participating in one panel and moderating another last month at South By Southwest Interactive in Austin, Texas. Jeff Slobotski, SPN's co-founder and chief community officer, still found time to put on his reporter's hat and go to work. In the midst of a whirlwind few days in Austin, he caught up with Scott Case, CEO of the Startup … read more

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