Silicon Prairie News

2282_352275f1c3_small May 20, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha Mentioned this week: Filming live from blanc burgers + bottles, "Silicon Prairie News Meetup on May 25 at blanc burgers + bottles." Big Omaha recap – Thanks to the many involved! "Introducing William Fisher’s View from the FishBowl: ‘Why me?’ " "Zaarly app now live, offers being posted on the Silicon Prairie" "Join us Monday for … read more

2280_6fd2acbf5b_small May 20, 2011 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines Anna Jones' view of the Des Moines startup community comes from a unique perspective: behind a camera lens. Jones operates her business, Anna Jones | Art of Photography, from Des Moines full-time, documenting everything from babies to weddings to commercial projects. As of December, she's also on her way to establishing herself as the photographer of choice for events throughout the startup community. "This ties in … read more

2271_ad174d3afc_small May 19, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Omaha In introducing United States CTO Aneesh Chopra on May 12 at Big Omaha, tech enthusiast and blogger Robert Scoble painted the picture of what he believes are a few clouds hovering over the nation’s technological landscape. But it wasn’t long before Chopra stepped to the stage and pledged to chase those clouds away. "I’m going to make him happy again," Chopra said. "My job today is to convince all of you that there’s never been a better time … read more

2275_0b531a3070_small May 19, 2011 by Kate Ellingson

Lincoln Have you ever thought about designing your own video game? With Green Bein’ Productions new product, Synch, you can build your own game and then challenge your friends to play it. Deana Ward, vice president of Green Bein’, says that kids and adults love the new product. "Well, the only marketing we … read more

2276_f89e6115a6_small May 19, 2011 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines Following in the wake of yesterday's morning launch, Zaarly activity was brisk throughout the Silicon Prairie. One of the most unique listings was a call for evening entertainment in the Dwolla headquarters in downtown Des Moines. Dwolla fielded several offers for what the startup deemed "Dwollapalooza" and ultimately chose a solo performance by … read more

2269_f60003850c_small May 19, 2011 by William Fisher

Omaha (Editor's Note: Help us welcome William Fisher, a new regular guest contributor to Silicon Prairie News! In his series kicking off today, View from the FishBowl, Fisher will be contributing articles aimed at helping entrepreneurs in our region.) Recently, I was asked by Silicon Prairie News (SPN) to contribute articles on a frequent basis to their readers. In fact, they asked if it would be ok to "syndicate" me on SPN. Given my small town background, I was both honored (syndication…visions of Larry King, Stern or Oprah) and curious…what would I have to offer to readers that are mostly … read more

May 18, 2011 by Brittany Mascio

We're excited to bring you our 54th Opportunities on the Prairie today with positions from Oxide Design, Delinea Design, Bailey Lauerman, Impact Merchandising and … read more

2268_b878126f00_small May 18, 2011 by Willis Jackson

Omaha “You guys caught me at a weird time,” Bo Fishback said. “I am going to be super honest about what we are doing, where we are in the process … we are 9.5 weeks into a startup that we're working on.” That was how Fishback, the CEO and co-founder of Zaarly, opened his presentation at Big Omaha, and it was spot on. Fishback has just recently left the Kauffman Foundation, where he was the vice-president of entrepreneurship … 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.