Silicon Prairie News

3324_f33a7f109e_small December 16, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Des Moines With Holiday TechBrew on Tuesday evening and the Dwolla Meetup on Thursday night, it's safe to assume some in the Des Moines startup community slogged through early … read more

December 16, 2011 by Brittany Mascio

We're excited to bring you our 82nd Opportunities on the Prairie today, with positions at Silicon Prairie News (that's us!), Prairie Ventures, Cognitive Match, Borsheims … read more

3321_ed1c07025d_small December 16, 2011 by Royce Haynes

Kansas City If you're familiar with Amazon's Wish List feature, which allows users to add practically any merchandise to their wish list from any website, LivThis built a similar software plugin that aims to provide online shoppers an alternative option for collecting online items all in one place. Kansas City native and LivThis founder Ryan Bennett moved back home after a stint in Silicon Valley to pursue LivThis even stronger … read more

3317_36bc232422_small December 15, 2011 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines If you can't make it to Dwolla's meetup and formal introduction of "Instant" tonight at Vaudeville Mews (212 4th Street) in Des Moines, be sure to join us here to watch it all streamed live. The livestream will begin at 6:30 p.m., when Dwolla's director of communications, Jordan Lampe, takes the stage. He'll be followed by Jeff Russell, president/CEO … read more

3318_a36b47931b_small December 15, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Lincoln Dude, let's go bowling. That, it seems, is a common sentiment right now among Hudl's partners in the college football ranks. Hudl, the Lincoln company that makes web-based video and analysis tools for sports coaches, published a blog post yesterday … read more

3315_0739e98556_small December 15, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Des Moines Stefan and Thomas Hansen can check grandma's gift off their holiday shopping list. The brothers, who together make up Des Moines-based Fresk Interactive, took care of that with the launch of Nannagram, a digital "picture frame" application. With Nannagram, users can push photos via email and Facebook (and soon SMS) to a viewing device like a TV, tablet or smartphone. Nannagram integrates … read more

3314_9fbfc67009_small December 15, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Des Moines Dwolla, the online cash transfer startup based in Des Moines, today introduced a feature to give its users instant access to cash, an alternative to its current two- to three-day waiting period for users to transfer funds into their accounts. Dwolla's CEO, Ben Milne, founded the company in 2008 on the premise of a flat transaction fee, 25 cents, to address … read more

3313_0387c42a19_small December 14, 2011 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines We're unveiling a new feature today called Newsmakers, a video series and podcast taking you behind the headlines with the individuals making news in the Silicon Prairie. Our first newsmaker is Ben Milne, co-founder and CEO of Dwolla, an online cash transfer company based in Des Moines. Just a little more than two years to the day, Milne sat … read more

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