Silicon Prairie News

3281_b9b3e4ab13_small December 9, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Published Tuesdays and Thursdays (one day 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

December 9, 2011 by Brittany Mascio

We're excited to bring you our 81st Opportunities on the Prairie today, with positions at Silicon Prairie News (that's us!), MindMixer, TD Ameritrade and Contemporary Analysis … read more

3287_4767c7e6e2_small December 8, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Lincoln Steve Kiene and his team at Nebraska Global have a hefty responsibility to carry out: invest the $37.3 million investors have turned over to them to start software businesses in Nebraska. Some of those dollars have been invested, but there's still money to hand out. On top of investing, they've also taken on – and not so much by choice – another responsibility: be a leader in the state's startup community. … read more

3283_124bc985f3_small December 8, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Kansas City Nine days ago, Leap2 jumped into the spotlight with the soft launch of its first product, Leap2 Navigator, a mobile app with a new take on mobile search. Tonight, the company will be holding a "Kansas City Launch Party" at OfficePort, which Leap2 co-founder and CEO Michael Farmer said is as much about thanking the people that have supported … read more

3259_9a89c52b6a_small December 8, 2011 by Jeff Slobotski

Des Moines We are sending out a special Thinc Iowa thank you to the amazing team at Microsoft BizSpark for their support of this year's event, as well as their continued support of our work at Big Omaha and Silicon Prairie News. Microsoft BizSpark is a global program that helps software startups succeed by giving them access to Microsoft software development tools, connecting them with key industry players, including investors, as well as providing them … read more

3273_2e0fcdf21c_small December 7, 2011 by Patti Vannoy

Lincoln For Lincoln-based Nelnet, investing in local startups is part business and part contributing to an "ecosystem" of strong startups and growing businesses in Nebraska. "If we can create a better environment in our community for startups, technology, whatever it is, that's only going to benefit Nelnet," said Ben Kiser, Nelnet's managing director of communication services. Creating a community with more … read more

3282_d253841a50_small December 7, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Lincoln Well, the program is just getting off the ground – and its drones aren't quite there yet – but this will be something to keep an eye on in 2012. On Friday, prof. Matt Waite of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln published a blog post announcing the Drone … read more

3280_767b44d461_small December 7, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Lincoln As a follow up to one of our most-read stories this week, we're posting the full video of the Archrival co-founders taking the stage at the Capital Insights event put on by the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce's Young Professionals Group on November 30. For our recap of Clint! Runge and Charlie Hull's "Charlie Rose style" discussion with Christopher Kingsley … 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.