Silicon Prairie News

2694_d65c4a37e7_small August 12, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Omaha Sometimes, a moment is simply so sublime, so momentous, so transcendent that it's dubbed "too big for words." But this post clearly contains words — probably many more than it needs to, in fact — so the whole too-big-for-words description doesn't apply here. Nonetheless, we think the moment that's the motivation for this post, our 100th Weekly Wrap-Up episode, is pretty noteworthy. So join us this afternoon at 4:30 for our centennial WWU … read more

2696_55c176ce3c_small August 12, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Omaha As anyone who's had the minor misfortune of attending a party at my apartment can attest, I, against my better judgement and others' protestations, enjoy masquerading as a DJ. And, although I possess just one form of low-grade DJ software and zero skill jockeying discs, I get strangely territorial about challengers to my throne at the turntable. Well, I usually do. But at a get-together earlier this summer, I uncharacteristically — but, it should be noted, quite courteously — ceded DJ responsibility … read more

2690_e9653b9f29_small August 12, 2011 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines Oh so close! We couldn't be more excited to drop a sneak peek of the Thinc Iowa website here as an end of the week surprise for you. You'll notice a few added buttons and if you could scroll down, lots more information about what's ahead. The full site is set to launch next week, so stay tuned! We couldn't be more impressed and thankful for the hard work that Matt, Emily, Nate, Ben and the rest of the team … read more

August 12, 2011 by Brittany Mascio

We're excited to bring you our 65th Opportunities on the Prairie today, with positions from Xuba, Sergeant's Pet Care Products in Omaha, ProviderTrust, Firespring, Swanson Russell … read more

2697_c202cfd4d4_small August 12, 2011 by Jeff Slobotski

Omaha Thank you. It's absolutely amazing to look at what we've accomplished together as a community over three years. We at Silicon Prairie News are more committed than ever to continue building as well as highlighting the great work taking place, and we have some exciting things in store over the next several years. For a quick walk down memory lane … read more

2695_d1ef224000_small August 12, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Overland Park RAZ Mobile, a Kansas City-based startup still in stealth mode, has raised $150,000, according to an SEC Form D filing on August 4, "Our intent is to revolutionize mobile fundraising," RAZ co-founder Bradley Kropf said in an email today, "overcoming the significant faults that are prevalent with 'app-based' solutions and carrier-billed short … read more

2588_7fb2c81ddd_small August 12, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Sioux Falls Infographics are all the rage, and in the coming months, the team at 9 Clouds hopes to capitalize on their popularity with the infographics company, Lemonly. Defined by Wikipedia as a "graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge," they've been popping up everywhere lately: news headlines, daily blogs, company blogs, blog categories and business plans. In fact, it's one startup's core purpose … read more

2693_f1100351d8_small August 12, 2011 by Willis Jackson

Kansas City Not too long ago, a Facebook event popped up for a Zaarly-hosted happy hour at their Kansas City office. Since I hadn't yet had the chance to stop by, I thought this would be a great time to make a visit. When I arrived, I found complimentary beverages, snacks and plenty of people having a good time. When speaking with one of the event's organizers, Josh Coleman of Zaarly, I learned that this is … read more

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