Silicon Prairie News

2009_b9e03734ef_small March 31, 2011 by Levi Rosol

Des Moines For almost one year now Josh Fleming, Tony Muse and Chris Taulborg have been hard at work building Des Moines' newest startup, VineMe. VineMe is billed as a "social platform that allows the world to crowdsource content by time, tags, places and people." read more

2007_15b2d6e539_small March 30, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Kansas City The speed of startup progress in one of the Silicon Prairie's hubs is about to become significantly swifter. Google announced today that it will build its ultra high-speed … read more

2004_de0ae04cc3_small March 30, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Omaha Give Hollrback this: the Omaha-based startup seems to have a flair for the dramatic. For the second time in two rounds of TechStars' Startup Madness tournament, Hollrback advanced with a win by an oh-so-slim margin. With the narrow victory, Hollrback advanced … read more

2006_073f9f0bf6_small March 30, 2011 by Jeff Slobotski

Omaha The time has come to make a very, very special announcement. Tickets for Big Omaha 2011 are now…live! We're extremely excited to bring you another amazing Big Omaha with many special additions for 2011. This year we've added a half-day of speakers, bringing the total to two days of some of the nation's best and most innovative entrepreneurs on stage… read more

2005_412c41e846_small March 30, 2011 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines On this week's PrairieCast Andy Brudtkuhl and I were joined by guests Christian Gurney of Torsion Mobile and Christopher New of Event1Video and a contributor to Silicon Prairie News. Discussed this week: Archrival's presentation at the Nebraska Summit on Entrepreneurship, TechStars Startup Madness tournament, SmartyPig CEO on working for a Silicon Prairie-based… read more

2003_04d72d8f7e_small March 29, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Kansas City A West Coast-based venture capital firm with operations in San Francisco and Seattle has added a Silicon Prairie location to its stable. Indie Ventures, which focuses on funding and business development for digital media … read more

1969_1e2909d7c3_small March 29, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

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

2001_2781b4cf1b_small March 29, 2011 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines Tune in at 1:30 p.m. CST today for Episode 31 of PrairieCast streaming live from the Webcast One studios. We'll be joined by guests Christian Gurney of Torsion Mobile and Christopher New, video producer and Des Moines contributor to Silicon Prairie News. Discussion topics will include the role of branding in attracting talent to Midwestern states (Archrival's presentation… read more

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