Silicon Prairie News

3206_96afad11b0_small November 22, 2011 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines Tune in today at 2 p.m. for Episode 63 of PrairieCast, streaming live from the Silicon Prairie News office at the south end of Des Moines' Silicon Sixth Avenue. Today's guests are Nathan T. Wright of Lava Row and Tej Dhawan of StartupCity Des Moines … read more

3204_7732ee9f5b_small November 21, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

In its final issue of 2011, Entrepreneur Magazine features Kansas City's Bo Fishback of Zaarly on its cover for a story on "10 trends that will define opportunity next year." Zaarly, a San Francisco-based startup that Fishback co-founded at Startup Weekend Los Angeles in April, is highlighted in the magazine's second trend, collaborative commerce. "Collaborative commerce is seriously hot stuff in startup circles," Jennifer Wang of Entrepreneur writes. "For proof, we need merely to turn to Zaarly, a San Francisco startup that went from zero to launch in three months, rallying high-profile investors and scoring bucketloads of press for its rocket-like trajectory." … read more

3199_bbae6a3877_small November 21, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Kansas City Following the Kansas City mayors' remarks at Startup Weekend Kansas City on September 12, the two took time for an interview with us about what brought them out to event and, as Kansas City, Mo. Mayor Sly James discussed in his talk, what it means to be "governmental entrepreneurs." "When a business moves to a city, we're excited about it," … read more

3202_90506229e5_small November 21, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Des Moines If Scott Peterson’s family was always on top of its library books, the Des Moines-based software architect might have … read more

3192_9493b7f0c7_small November 21, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Kansas City As we reported earlier this month, a couple of Kansas City-area technology initiatives have joined forces to form a new group that's taking a more regional approach to representing Kansas City's technology interests. That new group, called KCnext - The Technology Council of Greater Kansas City, is a fusion of the Software and Information Technology … read more

3198_214abb8bdc_small November 21, 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 … read more

3197_3ce7a00dc7_small November 20, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Ericsson Multimedia is the source of this week's Sunday Video. Released earlier this month, the 20-minute video features a variety of voices (David Rowan, the chief editor of Wired UK; Caterina Fake, the founder of Flickr; and Eric Wahlforss, the co-founder of Soundcloud are included) sounding off on the unique position the world finds itself in at present. … read more

3195_c3c5f1dad0_small November 18, 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

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