Silicon Prairie News

3728_2a387328b5_small March 2, 2012 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines The official "city badge" for the five winners of foursquare's #VisitUS contest debuted this afternoon and for Des Moines that means a new global look at the Iowa State Fair's famous butter cow. Des Moines entry to the contest was spearheaded by students in Chris Snider's Social Media Strategies … read more

3721_ee740e62ca_small March 2, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Overland Park Silicon Prairie News: Having worked for an agency while running your own business on the side, can you compare and contrast your processes and approach for the two different types of work? Melanie Haas: A lot of small businesses are built on a passion for what they do, but lack the knowledge or experience to reach their customers in the best way, while also being profitable. Often, I find that small businesses need help with other aspects of their business in addition to marketing. I serve as a consultant on a variety of levels, and I'm also a web developer. So on my own, I touch many parts of a business, which I enjoy a lot because I can get creative with solutions to problems and I get to work with some really wonderful … read more

3727_9354ab6012_small March 2, 2012 by Geoff Wood

Today I get the honor of introducing you to our newest online sponsor, Novak Druce + Quigg LLP. Novak Druce + Quigg is a national intellectual property law firm with clients across the globe and offices on both coasts and in Texas. They don't have a physical location in the Silicon Prairie but have taken note of the great ideas building in this part of the country and wanted to show their support. We're very excited to have them read more

3685_17ddd0550d_small March 2, 2012 by Danny Schreiber

La Vista "You might be a Nebraska entrepreneur if you believe in quality before quantity," Steve Kiene (left) told the crowd during his closing keynote at last Friday's Nebraska Summit on Entrepreneurship. In a style reminiscent of Jeff Foxworthy's "You might be a redneck if…" routine, Kiene, the managing principal of the Lincoln-based software investment fund … read more

3720_f8710be580_small March 2, 2012 by Brittany Mascio

Over the last few months, we've seen more and more positions submitted for our Opportunities on the Prairie posts, a series published every Friday that lists a variety of job opportunities, from week-long projects to internships to full-time positions. As we continue to help employers find the best-fit candidates, we're introducing something new to streamline and standardize this process for employers. We've created a Job Board Submission form that will help us to … read more

March 2, 2012 by Brittany Mascio

We're excited to bring you our 93rd 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 … read more

3698_a6bfa5f719_small March 2, 2012 by Brittany Mascio

La Vista More than 70 people joined Silicon Prairie News and Jelecos for our meetup on Feb. 24 immediately following the Nebraska Summit on Entrepreneurship. A record number of close to 600 entrepreneurial-minded folks joined Nebraska Entrepreneur for the day-long conference that featured keynote speeches from Christian Renaud, Mary Ann O'Brien and … read more

3717_8a09483abf_small March 2, 2012 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha Over the past year, the Omaha World-Herald has released a number of noteworthy projects that make use of public data. Now, staff members of the state's most-read daily newspaper and website are inviting the public into their newsroom to hack on that data with them. The inaugural Hack Omaha, a weekend programming competition during which participants will be challenged to turn a local dataset of public government information into … 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.