Silicon Prairie News

3356_95616efafd_small December 22, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

What a year it's been in news for the Silicon Prairie. We're in the process of rounding up our top 10 most read and biggest stories of the year, but as we prepare to publish those we set aside some of them for a little fun, the inaugural SPN 2011 News Quiz. We've done our best to make it tough, but here's a hint: all the answers can be found in our archived content from the past 12 months. We challenge you to take it without looking anything up. The quiz will close to entries at midnight … read more

3345_e2a1b58015_small December 22, 2011 by Jeff Slobotski

Omaha From Analog the Prairie Dog and the Silicon Prairie News team, we want to wish you and yours a wonderful holiday season! Take some time over the next several days to put away all digital devices and spend time with those who are close to you and share how much they've meant to you over the year. Here's to an amazing last few days of 2011, and a 2012 filled with countless achievements amongst … read more

3354_5f95fe6185_small December 22, 2011 by Geoff Wood

In an article featured on on Monday, Anneke Jong of The Daily Muse spotlights seven regions around the country that are burgeoning hubs for startup activity, including our very own Silicon Prairie. Each region has a name that plays off of the "Silicon" in Silicon Valley, which Jong describes as "a metonym for the entrepreneurial spirit that's fueled … read more

3353_a2b2b65d02_small December 22, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Lincoln Nebraska Global on Tuesday announced its latest investment: Beehive Industries, a company that makes infrastructure management software. The deal is the fourth announced in a span of 16 months by the Lincoln-based software investment fund, which was established in 2010 with the goal of launching 10 companies in five years. "Beehive is an excellent fit … read more

3352_f631e0aa99_small December 21, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Like Startup Weekend? Then you might want to jump on board StartupBus. It's a similar competition but much, much faster — like, 60 mph faster. For the third year, StartupBus is holding its extreme startup competition … read more

3351_5e620d7be5_small December 21, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Lincoln Hudl’s crib may not feature a 450-square-foot bed adorned with the Superman logo (a la Shaquile O’Neal's) or an on-site helicopter pad (like 50 Cent's). But, rest assured, the Lincoln-based startup's space has its fair share of creature comforts. Hudl, which makes web-based video and analysis tools for sports coaches, highlights some of those amenities in a video … read more

3349_8b79d13d4c_small December 21, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Kansas City The Gigabit Challenge, a business plan competition being hosted by Think Big Partners to celebrate the arrival of Google's one-gigabit fiber network in Kansas City, revealed its 19 finalists today, whittled down from the 39 semi-finalists announced two weeks ago. To reach this final stage … read more

3348_3684ffbb31_small December 21, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Kansas City A Dallas-area company with a Kansas City co-founder and Kansas City funding just got big backing from a Silicon Valley venture capital firm for its solution to the problem of e-waste. The company, eRecycling … read more

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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.