Silicon Prairie News

3303_7985b6c151_small December 13, 2011 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines There's been a late addition to today's show! Scott Case, CEO of the Startup America Partnership and one of our Thinc Iowa speakers, will join us live at 2 p.m as a bonus guest! Case is in town as part of the StartupIowa launch today. Previously announced … read more

3291_3646ebf695_small December 13, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Published Tuesdays and Thursdays, 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 … read more

3301_517ce6bfbd_small December 13, 2011 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines StartupIowa, the eighth statewide "region" to join the Startup America Partnership, launches today in a closed event at Startup City Des Moines. Startup America … read more

3299_c538490c50_small December 12, 2011 by Guest Contributor

Des Moines (This is a guest post by Drew Larson and Adam Gregg, attorneys at the BrownWinick Law Firm.) It is an undeniable fact that technology has revolutionized the way we live and do business. In fact, a good number of you reading this right now operate a website, have online business operations, or even own a tech company. Many of these online activities could face new legal risks due to … read more

3296_0c818a35bf_small December 12, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Kansas City The Kansas City Star on Sunday took perhaps the most expansive look at Google Fiber in Kansas City that we've seen so far from any media outlet, and it did so from a different vantage point. Where most literature on the arrival of Google's ultra high-speed netwrok in Kansas City has honed in on what it means to the city, the Star story focuses … read more

3295_579b3d5252_small December 12, 2011 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines Join us at 2 p.m. Tuesday for Episode 66 of PrairieCast. Tikly's Emma Peterson is back for a second week and Dwolla's Jordan Lampe returns just two days ahead of Dwolla's big Thursday night meetup/announcement. Did you miss last week's show? Then you missed our new show stinger and graphics. They are impressive - see them here: "PrairieCast with Emma Peterson and Sam DuRegger (Video)". While you're at it, why not give us a "like" on the PrairieCast Facebook page at … read more

3264_a465ed924b_small December 12, 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. To submit an event for consideration, please email … read more

3293_5116221a9c_small December 11, 2011 by Guest Contributor

(This is guest post by Sean Blanda.) At Technically Philly we are in a unique position. Because we have such a specific niche, we are often the first interaction a local company has with the press. Many times we are dealing with first-time entrepreneurs who are responsible for their own marketing and media outreach. Typically, these entrepreneurs are programmers or business majors who don't know anyone in the … read more

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