Silicon Prairie News

2325_06256af65d_small May 31, 2011 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines Tune in today at 2 p.m. CDT for Episode 40 of PrairieCast. We'll be joined by guests Brad Dwyer, founder of Hatchlings and John T. Meyer, co-founder of 9 Clouds and Sioux Falls contributor to Silicon Prairie News. PrairieCast is a live podcast, recorded weekly, that features round table-style discussion of the top issues in startup … read more

2322_319c7cfeec_small May 29, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

After taking a break these past two weeks, the Sunday Video Series is back with a timely video for the closing of graduation season. Delivered on May 16 at the Carlson School of Management - University of Minnesota, the video below is the commencement speech of notable Silicon Valley angel investor and entrepreneur Chris Sacca. In his 30-minute speech … read more

2315_4704105f89_small May 27, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Omaha It's true what they all say: any more, it's almost impossible to differentiate between Big Omaha and Paris Fashion Week — well, sans the Goyard-toting Kanye West, but we're working on booking Yeezy for next year — because both events are all about who you're wearing. The buzz around a Parisian runway — "Did you get a look at the latest Versace?" … read more

May 27, 2011 by Brittany Mascio

We're excited to bring you our 55th Opportunities on the Prairie today with positions with, Delinea Design and Rebel Interactive in Omaha, Archrival in Lincoln, Great Plains … read more

2321_e451515a5e_small May 27, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Omaha The Je/Geo-ffs: they're like the Silicon Prairie News version of The Bobs, except that they celebrate Michael Bolton's entire catalogue even more enthusiastically. Yet, despite their oh-so similar names and obvious potential for on-screen chemistry, Jeff Slobotski and Geoff Wood had never teamed up for the Weekly Wrap-Up. Until today. And the course of WWU history was forever changed. There was also a bit of buzz on the WWU regarding a Karaoke … read more

2319_67cae916d9_small May 27, 2011 by Tom Chapman

Omaha I have been to all three Big Omaha events, and they have all been special. However, this one particularly resonated for me on two key themes: positivity and determination. Both of these personal characteristics have been suggested as key components that differentiate entrepreneurs from the general public. Positivity At Big Omaha, we had the opportunity to hear from Marc Eckō, Shervin Pishevar and Ben Huh. These are not irrational people – out … read more

2320_019eb804e7_small May 27, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha There's no doubt about it, Tom Chapman of the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce has been a very important part of our region's expanding entrepreneurial ecosystem. In his role as director of innovation and entrepreneurship at the Chamber, Tom works tirelessly to offer advice to individuals and businesses and connect those whom he thinks would be a good fit for a short meeting or possibly a business deal. We've had the privilege of working closely with Tom on a number of events, sometimes covering the … read more

2318_a454c2c3fd_small May 26, 2011 by Brittany Mascio

Omaha It may have been the burgers, Lucky Bucket beers and baskets of truffle fries that drew a crowd, but more than 40 people came together Wednesday at blanc burgers + bottles to connect with the happenings of the region at the second Silicon Prairie News Meetup. With one official meetup under our belt, this SPN Meetup couldn't have come at a better time. With much to talk about, there were discussions on just about any recent activity going … read more

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