Silicon Prairie News

3312_d79e103bce_small December 14, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Kansas City Beware, media outlets without monetizable mobile applications: chances are, Kickanotch Mobile has you in its crosshairs. Kickanotch, a Prairie Village, Kan.-based startup that makes native mobile applications … read more

3263_7edfeac49f_small December 14, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Des Moines If you're a regular reader of SPN and you're in Dwolla Moines … er, Des Moines, on Thursday, it's very likely you'll be headed to the Dwolla Meetup. Dwolla Meetups have traditionally served as platforms for the startup's major releases, and this one is promised not to disappoint. "On December 15th," Milne titled a Nov. 3 company blog post, "Dwolla will change as we know it." The changing and celebrating — it's also Dwolla's anniversary – will kick off … read more

3309_d08443e98e_small December 14, 2011 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines One of the best TV shows of all time began each episode with one of the series regulars doing a voice over "Cheers is filmed before a live studio audience," (in my head, it's Cliff Clavin saying it) and for the first time we can claim the same for PrairieCast! In addition to the audience, we had three guests on today's panel, Scott Case of the Startup America … read more

3304_32ef7e592d_small December 13, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha Have you made it to the last stage yet? The one where you guide our mascot, Analog the Prairie Dog, to beat the evil alien spiders crawling out of the Jun Kaneko-inspired heads. (Did you know? Kaneko is the artist behind the venue we hold our Big Omaha event at each year, KANEKO.) The creators of The Silicon Prairie News Game, SlouchCouch, an Omaha indie game development studio, didn't … read more

3305_201ea18b21_small December 13, 2011 by Jeff Slobotski

Omaha We are excited to announce the arrival of Power Protection Products (P3) as a Silicon Prairie sponsor through on-site advertising and our email and RSS subscriptions! CEO Brian Branigan and his team at P3 specialize in the sales … read more

3298_b5a1068231_small December 13, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Washington, D.C. U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Mark Warner (D-Va.) late last week introduced The Startup Act, a piece of bipartisan legislation aimed at jump-starting the economy through the creation and growth of new businesses.The act outlines a five-prong approach to job creation based on the proven track record of entrepreneurs. Those five pro-growth principles are: Reducing regulatory … read more

3302_89c992f92c_small December 13, 2011 by Dusty Davidson

Omaha Hello again. It's been some time since I've contributed to our blog – nearly five months, actually – but I'm looking forward to getting back into the rotation and to kick it off today I have exciting news about my involvement with Silicon Prairie News and another Omaha startup. During this time of year, when I get together with friends and family, they often ask me what it is that I actually do. It's a good question … read more

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

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