Silicon Prairie News

2093_ce4c8dc67f_small April 13, 2011 by Brittany Mascio

Austin From March 11-15, more than 19,000 individuals from around the world gathered in Austin, Texas for South by Southwest Interactive. Recently, SXSW released podcasts of this year's panel presentations, three of which featured panelists from the Prairie. For those of you who missed out on SXSW or those of you who want to relive the… read more

2050_01fe960691_small April 12, 2011 by Christopher New

West Des Moines Justin Schoen won't build your e-commerce website. That is to say that he's not a designer. Though his business is helping businesses market themselves online, don't just assume he's all about web design. "A lot of people ask," Schoen said as he sat in office in Clive, Iowa. It's a point of confusion that the University of Iowa graduate and MBA student is quick to clear up. He has a couple of experienced firms he consults that do design work… read more

2048_309a60c4bb_small April 12, 2011 by Danny Schreiber & Brittany Mascio

Published every Tuesday, 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 And if you have suggestions on how we could improve these posts or any of our… read more

2091_e28c8a41a1_small April 12, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Lincoln Nebraska Global is the winner of the 2011 Walter Scott Award, University of Nebraska president James B. Milliken announced Monday. The award, one of the… read more

2085_4c5c3c2ba2_small April 12, 2011 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines Tune in today at 1:30 p.m. CST for Episode 33 of PrairieCast streaming live from the Webcast One studios. We'll be joined by guests Zach Cox of Pongr and Macy Koch, Simpson College student and organizer of this weekend's Startup Storm. Discussion topics will include the Prometheus Award winners, Big Omaha 2011 sold out, Inkstagram and more. read more

2086_1e32ffe58a_small April 12, 2011 by Guest Contributor

Kansas City (The following is a guest post by Jeff Morris recounting his move from San Francisco to Kansas City to join Zaarly's team as a marketing strategist.) "If my pay-to-be-hired contract seems like a bargain, that is fine with me. I am a single 26-year-old male, I live a very lean lifestyle, and I can afford to place a bet on the most intriguing startup concept I have ever heard." - Opening paragraph of my cover letter to Zaarly. I had offered two months rent… read more

2060_7748069017_small April 12, 2011 by Brittany Mascio

Omaha Jason Schwab doesn't like to shop, yet he is the man behind MiAlio, a personalized, online shopping portal. Schwab (left) created MiAlio to simplify the clutter of the online shopping process and bring products that specifically cater to what he likes and needs directly to him. The site acts as a personalized shopping consultant, taking the experience of gathering… read more

2059_ca2b0e3012_small April 11, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Omaha As a postlude to our eight-post series on the demonstrations that took place at Cornstalks Demo Night on March 31, we once again present our recap of the demo night and links to the eight demonstrations we've… read more

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