Silicon Prairie News

3088_61f57232d2_small October 27, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha It's nothing more than a splash page at the moment, but if I had to cast my vote for what will soon be unveiled by two Omaha entrepreneurs I'd say something interesting is in the works. Earlier this year, RockDex founder Jimmy Winter began applying his startup's technology, a social media monitoring … read more

3089_213e3bab24_small October 27, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Des Moines The fourth speaker in our Video Series: Robbie Vitrano, co-founder and chairman of Trumpet Group, a venture marketing company that is a manifestation of the reinventing of New Orleans. In his talk, Vitrano shared a personal story to show how creativity can be applied in a way that has more impact both in business development and community building. … read more

3086_92bda68523_small October 26, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Omaha Come for the Taylor Swift tickets, stay for the rare stamp auction. Those may not be the exact specifics envisioned, but that's the sort of user engagement pattern Proxibid appears to have in mind with the launch of its new website, Proxibid Tickets. Proxibid, an Omaha-based real auction marketplace, on … read more

3073_7296ca349f_small October 26, 2011 by Guest Contributor

I've often said that getting a technology startup launched has never been easier. So many services, software and … read more

3080_58bc3e365a_small October 26, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Des Moines The third speaker in our video series is Andy Murray, founder and chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi X, a worldwide advertising network for which he oversees marketing and advertising and technology efforts. Also this year, Murray launched Mercury 11, a company that mentors entrepreneurs with disruptive ideas. … read more

3083_98a3579299_small October 26, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Des Moines The second speaker in our Video Series: Paige Craig, co-founder and CEO of BetterWorks, a platform where businesses can quickly create better, more rewarding work environments for their employees. In his talk, Craig focuses on passion and how to build a company, honing in on one of his principals, thinking big and executing small. In the second half … read more

3025_8abcc3464b_small October 25, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

With our inaugural Thinc Iowa in the books, our staff time is freed up for some serious content production. Take this Prairie Moves, for example, it's two weeks worth of goodness – links to funding news, product announcements, media mentions and more. Each time I open my Google Reader to grab the latest headlines from company blogs, Twitter or Facebook, the newsworthy items continue to … read more

3079_da008aa758_small October 25, 2011 by Brittany Mascio

Kansas City Entrepreneurs Unpluggd, an event produced by a duo from Chicago with an aim to create an intimate and engaging environment for entrepreneurs to learn from other entrepreneurs, will take place for the first time in Kansas City on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at the Screenland Crown Center. Themed "How To Find Your First Customers," this edition of the event series will bring together three voices from the Kansas … 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.