Silicon Prairie News

3335_8a2c735ad9_small December 19, 2011 by Jeff Slobotski

Omaha Forbes published a story today shedding light on the growing number of startup communities throughout the United States that use "Silicon" in their name.* The Silicon Prairie was among the seven cities and regions featured in the article, "The New Start-up Scene: From Silicon Strip to Silicon Mitten," and we … read more

3338_4a50acba7c_small December 19, 2011 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines Join us at 2 p.m. Tuesday for the last PrairieCast of 2011! Episode 67 will feature Dwolla's Jordan Lampe and Lava Row's Nathan T. Wright. Did you miss last week's show? It was our first with a live studio audience! Check it out here: "PrairieCast with Scott Case, Emma Peterson and Jordan Lampe (Video)". Have you liked PrairieCast … read more

3334_0d4d0695c1_small December 19, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Des Moines Forbes revealed its annual "30 Under 30" feature today, naming Ben Milne, the co-founder and CEO of Des Moines-based Dwolla, to its list for the finance field. In all, 360 "disrupters" across 12 fields, such as media, technology and art, were given recognition for their efforts to "(make) a difference right … read more

3332_47351c05f3_small December 19, 2011 by Brittany Mascio

Every Monday, look for our events post to keep you in the loop on the happenings of the week. From meetups and conferences to workshops and pitch sessions, if it's happening in the Silicon Prairie, you'll find it here. With the holidays upon us, our events calendar is a bit bare. We'll continue with the weekly events posts as events …  read more

3331_7416d88544_small December 19, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Kansas City The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) earlier this month announced it was ranked as the world’s No. 1 university in innovation management research by the Journal of Product Innovation Management, a leading academic journal devoted to the latest research, theory and practice in new product and service development. The rankings will be published in … read more

3329_de1835bf67_small December 18, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Des Moines On Thursday, Dwolla, a payments startup based in Des Moines, closed out one of its most eventful days yet with a meetup to show off its new product feature and bring together its users, supporters and members of the city's tech community. According the Des Moines Register, more than 250 people came out for the event which, as is always part of a Dwolla Meetup agenda, included … read more

3328_8db2b83761_small December 18, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

On heels of Tuesday's StartupIowa launch and our post highlighting Steve Kiene's TEDxLincoln talk on the ingredients of a software ecosystem, this recently released video from LeWeb, "Panel: How European governments support startup ecosystems," caught my attention. Moderated by Sherry Coutu, an accomplished entrepreneur and angel investor … read more

3307_be324b709b_small December 17, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Published Tuesdays and Thursdays (two days late this week), 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 … read more

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