Silicon Prairie News

June 4, 2011 by Dusty Davidson

Every day I comb through my Google Reader reading sites like Hacker News and others, and star articles that are especially interesting about startups, entrepreneurship and miscellany. read more

2334_70f68da2b6_small June 3, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Omaha When I reached out to Nick Bowden for a phone interview Thursday morning, the MindMixer co-founder and CEO was happy to oblige. But it soon became clear that Bowden's a busy man. "Nathan (Preheim, MindMixer's co-founder and COO) and I are at a conference in Madison (Wis.) this whole week presenting the concept and showing people that it's out … read more

2338_b3602d6968_small June 3, 2011 by William Fisher

Omaha (This is a guest post by William Fisher, a partner at Treetop Ventures in Omaha) Interesting question! If you get this question, probably the first thing you need to do is determine the context in which it is asked. Some of my wife's friends call her "angel girl;" definitely a story for a different time. If you take a look at a dictionary for the definition, here is what you get: An-gel [eyn-juhl] n. A typically benevolent celestial being that acts as an intermediary … read more

2336_9bcc2f4dc0_small June 3, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha Mentioned this week Planet Money: "The Indie-Rock Club Behind Omaha's $100 Million Creative Boom," Slobotski's "breaking news": Chick-Fil-A coming to Council Bluffs, Slobotski looking for recommendations: a hole-in-the-wall place for lunch in Omaha, SPN: "Bob Hinrichs reflects on keys to a great entrepreneurial ecosystem," Startup Weekend Omaha happening Sept. 16-18, SPN: "PIPELINE alumni stepping up to help match Kauffman … read more

June 3, 2011 by Brittany Mascio

We're excited to bring you our 56th Opportunities on the Prairie today with positions with and Violet in Omaha and Innova Ideas & Services in Ames, Iowa. read more

2317_47771a8ef5_small June 3, 2011 by Brittany Mascio

Omaha Pulling up a front row seat at the request of Hauser, speaker Philip Kaplan joined attendees for optimal viewing in one of the best seats in the house. Below are a few of the best from our collection from Friday, May 13 (all taken by Malone & Company). read more

2231_6a59f42358_small June 2, 2011 by Kate Ellingson

Lincoln Last week we introduced you to Bob Hinrichs, the technology developer that moved to back to Lincoln last summer after spending years in the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition to what we covered in the first story on Hinrichs, we also visited with him about the keys to creating a strong entrepreneurial ecosystem. Here are Hinrichs' essential elements for a successful ecosystem … read more

2216_ffb414ef35_small June 2, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Kansas City PIPELINE alumni continue to dig into their pockets to help fuel the future of entrepreneurship in the region. PIPELINE president and CEO Joni Cobb said Wednesday that past participants of the Kansas-based entrepreneurship program for innovative, high-growth entrepreneurs have have raised an additional $55,000 since presenting a check for $160,000 to PIPELINE in late April. That brings total alumni donations during the current fundraising push … read more

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