Silicon Prairie News

November 25, 2011 by Brittany Mascio

We're excited to bring you our 79th Opportunities on the Prairie today, with positions at Silicon Prairie News (that's us!) Dex One, Ervin & Smith in Omaha, and Integer Group in Des Moines. … read more

3217_647a4bbc53_small November 24, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha On Monday, we asked more than 20 founders and investors running companies based in the Silicon Prairie a short but open question: What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving holiday? We encouraged a succinct answer with a list of three things. By Wednesday evening, we had received 18 contributions, ranging from the health of loved ones to a higher Klout than a colleague. In all, they provide a bit more insight into the risks taken on by entrepreneurs … read more

3214_ab504afa49_small November 23, 2011 by Willis Jackson

Kansas City Last week, we checked in with Tim Jahn and Stella Fayman of Entrepreneurs Unpluggd before they traveled to Kansas City to put on their first event in the Silicon Prairie. The theme for the event, which was held Nov. 15 at Screenland Crown Center and featured Bo Fishback of Zaarly, Tyler Prochnow of Think Big Partners … read more

3215_d60552b6ba_small November 23, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Lincoln A crowdfunding campaign started just over a month ago by four former and current University of Nebraska–Lincoln students has ended in success, raising almost 120 percent of its initial $18,000 goal to begin the manufacturing of the Prop, a patent-pending portable laptop stand. The group behind the invention, MAKE Collaboration, conducted its … read more

3201_3728d43de6_small November 23, 2011 by Brittany Mascio

Des Moines Last week, with the help of 22 startups and related organizations, Silicon Prairie News heldi its first Startup Job Crawl on "Silicon Sixth" Avenue in downtown Des Moines. More than 80 students from … read more

3213_2822c7541a_small November 23, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Overland Park Pipeline, a Kansas-based entrepreneurial fellowship, announced earlier this month that it will unveil its 2012 class — the program's first regional class — and recognize the top entrepreneur from its 2011 class at its Innovator of The Year (IOTY) event … read more

3208_7f64c0016b_small November 22, 2011 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines Lava Row's Nathan T. Wright and Startup City's Tej Dhawan are back for this week's PrairieCast where we talk about Des Moines' Startup Job Crawl, Zaarly's Bo Fishback on the Cover of Entrepreneur magazine, tech blogger turnover, Ben Milne's national TV debut and the unfortunate state of health insurance for startup companies. PrairieCast is a live … read more

3205_c3a98339ab_small November 22, 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

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.