Silicon Prairie News

March 16, 2012 by Brittany Mascio

We're excited to bring you our 95th Opportunities on the Prairie today from all over the region. If you have an opportunity to add, please register your positions using our Job Board Submission … read more

3802_5ff83cb1fb_small March 16, 2012 by Guest Contributor

Austin The home stretch – time to take what we've learned the previous three days and fine tune the machine. | 10 a.m. - Load up the RV and head downtown. This was our first morning to sleep (eight hours of sleep, more than double what most of us had gotten in the prior two weeks). This morning, we are ourselves – leaving the team uniforms, games and prizes to rest for a few hours while we re-discover what it feels like to wear our own skin again. | 10:15 a.m. - Stopped at an event at Texenza Coffee … read more

3796_b612b9586c_small March 15, 2012 by Michael Stacy

The start of the NCAA Basketball Tournament means a two-day epidemic of anemic workplace productivity. Across the U.S. today and Friday, water cooler conversations will linger longer than normal and browser windows will mysteriously disappear when bosses approach. But a handful of Silicon Prairie companies are readily embracing the Madness of March, seizing … read more

3782_d92bbd61fe_small March 15, 2012 by Danny Schreiber

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 … read more

3794_953cf576fe_small March 15, 2012 by Guest Contributor

Austin 1:15 a.m. - Walk in late, drenched with rain, to Gary Vaynerchuck’s Secret Wine Party from Matthew Rosenberg's Fast Society/Cameo house party. Lasers, wine and geeks make for an amazingly awesome combination. | 9:30 a.m. - Christina Aguilera apparently looks … read more

3792_7d13eff34f_small March 15, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Prairie Village Five Elms Capital today announced the launch of the inaugural Flyover 50, an effort to recognize the 50 fastest-growing companies in the middle of the country. "The middle of the country has ridiculously been viewed as a flyover zone," Fred Coulson, managing partner of Five Elms Capital, said in a release. "We think the Flyover 50 will show that there are plenty of reasons to land here." All companies that apply for the contest will be ranked according to percentage of revenue growth, and the 50 fastest-growing will be deemed … read more

3790_3b44f24b57_small March 14, 2012 by Guest Contributor

Austin 8:45 a.m. - It’s day four for the AgLocal team, and we’re already droppin ya’lls and agreeing that Austin is in fact awesomely weird (and uh yes, the locals would like to keep it that way). We’re up early to grab some provisions for a bbq we’re hosting at our Airbnb house. Local rancher Windfall Ranch, is providing natural beef for a cook-out tomorrow, so we need to load up on salsa, guacamole, hot sauce … read more

3789_fd095755b2_small March 14, 2012 by Chris Wolfgang

Omaha For about a year now, Omaha ad agency Phenomblue employees have been seeing what they can do outside their daily tasks of digital advertising. "The agency elects a committee of three team members twice a year to solicit and select ideas and ultimately execute an experiential interactive project," said Joe Olsen, CEO of Phenomblue. Known as Signature Reserve, this committee gives team members … 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.