Silicon Prairie News

3186_ec0f23ba6f_small November 16, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Omaha For Omaha-area developer Nathanial Ryan, Fully Croisened is, technically, a side project. But don't let that label fool you. Ryan is passionate about Fully Croisened, which makes custom-branded mobile apps and games. So passionate, in fact, that he had the Fully Croisened logo tattooed on his left shoulder and bicep. As the company's website explains, "To be Fully Croisened, it means you have given something every ounce of effort, you believe in it, and that when completed you are proud enough to stamp your own name on it." By all … read more

3185_a0383d963b_small November 16, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Kansas City From rocking hairband-esque attire at the office to playing the same 83 minutes of film on loop all day, the guys and gals at OneLouder made sure their company lived up to its name on Friday, exceeding reasonable limits of dedication to a mock-rockumentary in observance of "National OneLouder Day." The Kansas City-based developer of social mobile apps … read more

3183_3c2fb1fdcc_small November 16, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha VoterTide, a social media analysis app focused on politics for both Washington insiders and the everyday consumers of news, launched into public beta today. As we first reported on in October, this new company is the product of three experienced entrepreneurs: Jimmy Winter, the brain behind Omaha-based RockDex, Gordon Whitten, the founder … read more

3182_ab52efecc5_small November 16, 2011 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines Our guests for this episode where Emma Peterson, founder of Tikly and Adam Belz, business reporter for the Des Moines Register. Our discussion centered on the many recent events across the Silicon Praiire, such as Startup Weekend Kansas City and the winner Horsebot3k, the upcoming Barcamp Des Moines and tonight's Startup Job Crawl. … read more

3171_a3c51ad17b_small November 15, 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

3179_563911ad55_small November 15, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Lincoln For iPhone-toting Hudl users hoping to pass the time during lengthy pre-game bus rides or looking to squeeze some film study into the few fleeting moments between classes … well, now there's an app for that. Hudl, the Lincoln company that makes web-based video and analysis tools for sports coaches, today released its first iPhone app, which is available for free download in the app store. … read more

3178_0bdb07eff5_small November 15, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Lincoln Invest Nebraska Corporation has announced six finalists for the 2011 East 2 West Venture Competition. These entrepreneurs will pitch … read more

3177_91b8aa24c0_small November 15, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Omaha The Midlands Business Journal has announced its 10th annual "40 Under 40" class, a group of 40 of the greater Omaha area's top entrepreneurs, executives and professionals under the age of 40. The MBJ also named Chris Hughes of Artifact Bag Co. its Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Hughes and this year's 40 Under 40 class will be recognized during an awards ceremony at 7 a.m. Dec. 2 at the Embassy Suites in La Vista (12520 Westport Parkway). Below is a list of all 40 members of this year's class. Frequent Silicon Prairie News … read more

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