Silicon Prairie News

1989_065b76fe4e_small March 27, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Earlier this month we posted an "AngelList Challenge" to encourage Silicon Prairie-based angel investors to sign up and become active on AngelList, an online community connecting investors and startups. We'll be bringing you an update of that challenge later this week, but for this week's Sunday Video I wanted to encourage you to watch one of the minds behind AngelList, Naval Ravikant, present "The Rise of Angels" at Capital Factory… read more

March 26, 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

1984_9e68b8518c_small March 25, 2011 by Chris G. Shaw

Kansas City If you want a chance to be a part of the next Zaarly or LaunchRock, you should sign up to attend Startup Weekend Kansas City. The event will break up developers … read more

1956_e725df9282_small March 25, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Kansas City Even though Zaarly's left behind its Mobile HQ (a rented RV) following South by Southwest Interactive, the team has continued to keep its development wheels spinning since returning from Austin, Texas. Asked via email when users could expect ... read more

1981_cabcecf735_small March 25, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Austin Leading up to South by Southwest Interactive, we interviewed Bob Weinschenk, an Austin resident and the CEO of Des Moines-based SmartyPig, about joining the company in 2009 and his current role in the startup. Inevitably, the topic of working for a Silicon Prairie-based startup versus working for a startup in the Valley became a point of discussion because he has experience with both. "Having lived in… read more

1982_32b84c9100_small March 25, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha Mentioned this week: New email to reach our editors:, "Five Silicon Prairie startups at SXSW and how they fared," "EdCamp Omaha taking place this Saturday, March 26," "Cornstalks ‘Demo Night’ happening next Thursday, March 31," "Infotec coming back to Qwest Center on April 19-20," Thinc Iowa, and Big Omaha read more

1978_c65b54085a_small March 25, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha While preparing to give my "lightning talk" at last night's Hacks/Hackers Heartland meetup – an Omaha group I encourage you to check out – I noticed that we've made quite a few changes at Silicon Prairie News since our second editor, Michael Stacy, came on board March 1. And as we implement those changes, our activities haven't slowed down. After launching the Kansas City edition on Michael's first day, Michael and I embarked on a… read more

1975_0d00ada17a_small March 24, 2011 by Geoff Wood

Kansas City Nick Seguin, manager of entrepreneurship for the Kauffman Foundation, the Kansas City-based nonprofit that's working to influence entrepreneurship… read more

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Through August 22, help us decide the winners of our inaugural Silicon Prairie Awards, which will recognize 12 companies and individuals. You can vote once per day per category.
Winners will be announced live on stage at
our August 30 event.