Silicon Prairie News

September 2, 2011 by Brittany Mascio

We're excited to bring you our 68th Opportunities on the Prairie today, with positions from Fat Brain Toys in Elkhorn, Nebraska, Blue Compass Interactive and …  read more

2789_ba37e91463_small September 1, 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 … read more

2795_1f490e9a53_small September 1, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Des Moines If the team at NotifyWorks has its way, cluttered file drawers will no longer be the place that memory of important dates and deadlines goes to die — not if the owners of those file drawers use NotifyWorks first, anyway. NotifyWorks … read more

2790_682cbea7ca_small September 1, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Des Moines Thanks to TableNabbr, Erin Ginkens now travels from Des Moines restaurant to Des Moines restaurant to Des Moines restaurant for different — and far less frustrating — reasons than she did once upon a time. Ginkens is the president of Entrepreneurial Technologies, the Des Moines-based company that today launched TableNabbr, an app that helps potential diners find restaurant openings in real time. When I reached Ginkens by phone yesterday, she had been making the rounds at the area restaurants … read more

2794_04e8db35de_small September 1, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

With more than 3,200 submissions, the competition is as fierce as ever to land a panel at next year's South by Southwest Interactive, but through Friday you have a chance to help out your Silicon Priarie freinds with a quick "thumbs up." To vote for one of the seven "Panels from the Prairie" submissions, two of which … read more

2791_df2c75bb02_small September 1, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Des Moines Edging out second place by more than 500 votes, Matthew Smith of Real Estate Fan Pages is the winner of Central Iowa division of MyEntre.Net's statewide Dream Big Grow Here contest. Smith, the owner of S&G Real Estate Investments, will take home $5,000 from the local contest facilitated by the Business Innovation Zone and move on to compete in the statewide competition for a chance at $10,000. … read more

2787_0fca7c45f6_small September 1, 2011 by Guest Contributor

Ames Many computer science and software engineering majors start looking for internships during their sophomore and junior years. They go to career fairs, usually dressed in a suit and tie, or whatever the female equivalent is, shake hands with and smile at people from large companies and talk about how their coursework is somewhat related to their prospective job or internship with that company. During this process, there are usually awkward moments when the student will realize that he/she has absolutely no knowledge of, or interest in, the product of that prospective labor. I know this because I’ve done it, besides the suit and tie get-up. … read more

2783_41e6e444f0_small August 31, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Des Moines On the heels of last week's unveiling of Proxi, which generated ample media buzz and a flood of beta users, Dwolla on Tuesday announced two new tools designed to enhance the experience for developers working with its API, rolling out Facilitator and an off-site gateway. "One of the big things we've gotta keep concentrating on is how do we get Dwolla transaction … read more

The polls are open!

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.