Silicon Prairie News

3795_a09b45b99d_small March 20, 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 … read more

3829_ed1773f2c5_small March 20, 2012 by Jeff Slobotski & Brittany Mascio

Omaha On Wednesday at 11 a.m., Big Omaha 2012 tickets go on sale! We couldn't be more exited to continue inspiring, educating and celebrating innovation and entrepreneurship through what's already the fourth year of the event. Big Omaha 2012 will kick off the evening of May 9 and conclude the night of May 11. We are humbled that since its first year, Big Omaha has continued to sell out … read more

3819_d353d7ab35_small March 20, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Kansas City The parade of praise from high-profile publications continues for Sporting Kansas City, Livestrong Sporting Park and Sporting Innovations. Kansas City's Major League Soccer franchise and the team's high-tech home stadium and tech-centric spin-off all have received recognition recently in the national media, and it seems to stem in part from the … read more

3826_6d49442cae_small March 20, 2012 by Amy Engle

Since our post about the Silicon Prairie News map in October, we've been working hard and dreaming big about its potential. Beyond being a resource for startups in the region to discover new startups, we've updated each pin to include more information, such as office address (when available), a short description, year founded and Twitter handle. From this we've compiled two Twitter lists, one of Silicon Prairie Startups and one of Silicon Prairie Startup Founders. Following these … read more

3823_ee20fdd584_small March 20, 2012 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines Tune in today at 2 p.m. for Episode 78 of PrairieCast streaming live from Des Moines. We'll be joined by guests Sam Schill of Shoplr and the Sigler Companies (far left) and John Jackovin of BettrLife and Bawte (near left). Discussion topics will include the big takeaways from South by Southwest Interactive and … read more

3824_5955464b43_small March 20, 2012 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines Business Innovation Zone in Des Moines, led by Mike Colwell, holds an educational luncheon for entrepreneurs in Central Iowa. Titled "Business Insights and Networking Luncheon Series," each event features a speaker from the Des Moines community with either expertise or thought leadership in an area that's applicable to people working on building high growth and scalable businesses. … read more

3810_f77410bc67_small March 20, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Des Moines BettrLife on Monday officially introduced its new health and wellness application to the world. The app, produced by a team based in Clive, Iowa, promotes wellness by focusing on what people put into their body. It aims to help users with tasks like grocery shopping, meal planning, meal logging and fitness, and its public beta is now available for free download in the App Store and the Android Market. BettrLife offers tools to help users with: Shopping lists: The app allows users to scan products into … read more

3785_58c4eaa90c_small March 20, 2012 by Amy Engle

Austin With South by Southwest Interactive one week behind us, we've compiled links to articles, blog posts, tweets, photos, audio and video that cover or mention Silicon Prairie-based entrepreneurs and startups that took part in the event. During the five-day festival in Austin, Texas, a number of individuals from the Silicon Prairie participated on panels, competed in the accelerator, attended the awards or threw a party. … read more

The polls are open!

Through August 22, help us decide the winners of our inaugural Silicon Prairie Awards, which will recognize 12 companies and individuals. You can vote once per day per category.
Winners will be announced live on stage at
our August 30 event.