Silicon Prairie News

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

2082_c7a72d41ab_small April 10, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Before you continue reading, be warned by Dave McClure's own admission: "I know I'm sort of bumming you all out right now." If you're not afraid of to be bummed out (and can tolerate a video with a high volume of curse words), I encourage you to take the next 25 minutes to watch the video below. Once finished, instead of bummed, I imagine you'll be quite… read more

April 9, 2011 by Dusty Davidson

Every day I comb through my Google Reader reading sites like Hacker News and others, and star articles that are especially interesting about startups, entrepreneurship and miscellany. read more

2080_b662bac3ef_small April 8, 2011 by Guest Contributor

Des Moines (This is a guest post written by Jordan Lampe, director of communications for Dwolla.) Chock-full of some Iowa’s biggest names, like Pioneer, Principal and Iowa Health (heck, even governor Terry Branstad dropped by), the aerial- and carnival-themed event was yet another successful platform that displayed Iowa’s growing confidence in its own tech industry. Hosted by Frank Russell (formerly of GeoLearning), the light-hearted event highlighted numerous… read more

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