Silicon Prairie News

3854_68b999c2b9_small March 23, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Prairie Village Silicon Prairie News: After working for larger companies like American Century and Cerner, what made you decide to take the startup plunge with Legal Sonar? | Jonathan Fisher: I'm honestly not sure yet. One thing is for sure, it was the craziest decision I've made with my life! Part of it was wanting to be on the leading edge of the information technology revolution, and another part was the pursing a dream. | SPN: A couple months into your tenure at Legal Sonar, what's the most noteworthy challenge that you've worked through and overcome? | JF: Well I had to purchase more pairs of jeans for one ... Somehow I was just able to flip the switch from order to chaos. A corporate environment has lots of structure, process and … read more

March 23, 2012 by Brittany Mascio

We're excited to bring you our 96th Opportunities on the Prairie today from all over the region. If you have an opportunity to add, please register your positions using … read more

3853_ca5ac61a27_small March 23, 2012 by Amy Engle

As a follow up to our recap post in February, the full video (above) of Christian Renaud's Nebraska Summit on Entrepreneurship opening keynote is now available. Renaud, a co-founder of the technology startup incubator StartupCity Des Moines, focused his presentation on the idea of the Silicon Prairie ecosystem and the advantages of being pragmatic Midwestern entrepreneurs. … read more

3838_c1cd7505e7_small March 23, 2012 by Royce Haynes

Overland Park Kansas City Information Technology Professoinals (KCITP) on Wednesday hosted InfoSec Night, an event to highlight information security and its role in consumer electronics. Staged at the Regneir Center on the campus of Johnson County Community College, the event featured a keynote delivered by Symantec CEO Enrique Salem. A hackathon-style session followed Salem's address, and networking among the more than 250 information … read more

3845_f2ccb93408_small March 23, 2012 by Danny Schreiber

Blog more. That's always my first piece of advice to startup founders who ask me, "What can I do to increase our exposure?" On March 30, we'll kick off a new weekly series that aims to do just that. Penned by statup founders who are based in or hail from the Silicon Prairie, our new Founder Friday series will present a weekly guest post focusing on a lesson learned or a best practice utilized. Over the past several months, we've published a handful of guest … read more

3831_e59cd93cf0_small March 23, 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

3847_9bf21c797b_small March 23, 2012 by Brittany Mascio

Omaha Less than three hours remain to purchase our new Prairie Pass, a certified way to guarantee your seat at our two premier events, Big Omaha 2012 in May and Thinc Iowa 2012 in October. A limited number of Prairie Passes – which also give the purchaser a 10 percent discount – are available until 11 a.m. At 11 a.m., we'll release the first batch of 100 Big Omaha tickets. Please make sure to read the new ticket details on our registration page. … read more

3842_56ebec6538_small March 22, 2012 by Geoff Wood

The latest sponsor to support the online efforts of Silicon Prairie News is the Heartland Technology Alliance (HTA), and our whole team is excited to welcome them aboard! HTA is working as … 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.