Silicon Prairie News

6407_fffef57118_small April 14, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Lincoln opendorse, the Lincoln-based social media startup that pairs athletes and brands for endorsement campaigns, has partnered with NFL Players Inc., the for-profit subsidiary of the NFL Players Association. The platform, which was white-labeled, has been in beta for a few months. The deal was finalized earlier this year and opens the door for all 2,000-plus NFL players to sign up ... read more

April 11, 2014 by Silicon Prairie News

Every week, Silicon Prairie News presents opportunities in the region's tech, startup and creative community. From a contract job to a co-founder role, these positions are submitted by companies and gathered from public postings… read more

6696_49af9cff33_small April 11, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Kansas State University's College of Business Administration is now accepting applications for its inaugural Launch a Business program. The program will deliver courses, research and mentorship to new ventures. Up to 10 high-potential startup ventures or concepts will be selected for participation in the five-session summer program… read more

6695_497f89b835_small April 11, 2014 by Guest Contributor

Des Moines (Guest post by Frank Merchlewitz) A list post! Hooray! It was only a matter of time before I created some good old-fashioned clickbait. Let me start by saying I love Codecademy. I couldn’t have gotten to the level I’m at now without their introductory Javascript course. But as any good web developer will tell you, the best way to learn is by actually building something… read more

6693_9b8763741a_small April 10, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Iowa City This summer eastern Iowa will have more than one accelerator program of sorts. The Iowa Startup Accelerator may kick off later this summer, but the University of Iowa doesn't want students to miss out on the action ... read more

April 10, 2014 by Fred Bauters

Kansas City Think Big Partners announced today on their blog that the group will be moving their operations this fall. Granted, it's only a block away… read more

6688_b9de990553_small April 10, 2014 by Caleb Ulffers

Omaha Our friends at What Cheer—who joined the Pack team in late 2012—created an Omaha-wide hot or cold game where players roam the city, following the website through geo-tracking on their smartphones to receive "... read more

6690_9a376e34c1_small April 10, 2014 by Guest Contributor

Seattle (Guest post by Foster Casterline) At 3:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 27, 14 KU information systems students crammed into our cars and departed for Kansas City International Airport. Ahead of us was a two-day networking adventure to one of the most vibrant technology communities in the world: Seattle. We each had expectations going in, but prepared for two things: lots of rain and an incredible experience ... read more

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