Silicon Prairie News

2055_fde497c941_small April 7, 2011 by Jeff Slobotski

Omaha Today, we're thrilled to announce this year's MC and two incredible speaker additions to the 2011 lineup: MC David Hauser of Grasshopper Group and speakers Marc Eckō of Marc Eckō Enterprises (left) and Bo Fishback of Zaarly (left). The response for Big Omaha this year has been overwhelming and incredibly humbling. After releasing Early Bird tickets… read more

April 7, 2011 by Brittany Mascio

We're excited to bring you our 50th Opportunities on the Prairie today with positions from Tripleseat, Rural Media Group (RFD-TV), Jelecos, OmahaMetro, Envoy, Bozell and Oohly … read more

2039_9b7cb21165_small April 6, 2011 by Brittany Mascio

Omaha During his Cornstalks Demo Night presentation, Kimo Scott, the chief engineer at 21CSI, focused on Kaimi, the company's surveillance software system that assists casinos with more than a traditional "eye in the sky" approach to surveillance. Through data fusion and data analysis system, Kaimi utilizes dashboards to show statistics on the gaming patterns of casino guests and next day data for full analysis of what happens on casino floors. read more

2042_fac331b174_small April 6, 2011 by Brittany Mascio

Omaha Sensus Machine Intelligence's VP of engineering Chuck Sloup presented his company's product, an innovative technology solution that integrates utility infrastructure systems and resource conservation, at the March 31 Cornstalks Demo Night. Essentially, Sensus pulls all automated information systems from within buildings together into one control system – a central point to coordinate all actions. Sensus operates based on automated detections… read more

2051_71475a9718_small April 6, 2011 by Royce Haynes

Kansas City Josh Inkenbrandt makes cool stuff. While watching Inkenbrandt's video clips like "Music In Hard Times," "A Day In The Life Of," or "Simply Lemonade" and using his trendy apps like Thriftable or Inkstagram, people may think Inkenbrandt has a ton of time on his hands. However, with a… read more

2026_e3028ffc8b_small April 6, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Lincoln Nebraska Global isn't wasting any time hitting its marks for launching spin-offs. The $20 million Lincoln-based venture capital fund, which endeavored upon its creation last year to create two companies within 18 months and 10 within five years, is making visible strides with the second of those spin-offs, ICORA. The wheels have been in motion…  read more

2043_504862e7ea_small April 6, 2011 by Guest Contributor

Des Moines (The following is a guest post by Brad Dwyer of Hatchlings.) I have found that one of the most important things to do as an entrepreneur is to mix things up every once in a while. Most of the time your new ideas are going to flop, but every once in a while you'll hit a gold mine. At Hatchlings, lots of our most popular (and most profitable) features have been ideas I came up with and threw out there not knowing what to expect. Our revenue is now made up of about 25 percent virtual goods sales and 40 percent membership… read more

2047_c3a32eefa2_small April 5, 2011 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines On this week's PrairieCast Andy Brudtkuhl and I were joined by guests Leann Jacoboson of the Technology Association of Iowa and Dusty Davidson of Silicon Prairie News and Tripleseat. Discussed this week: Prometheus Awards and Pitch & Grow IV happening on Thursday, Big Omaha speakers announced and tickets now on sale, VineMe launches, offering photo 'Timeline for the… read more

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