Silicon Prairie News

2388_4c59d41a76_small June 21, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Kansas City Videos from the Kauffman Labs Education Ventures Program at The Ewing Muriel Kauffman Foundation are now available on the foundation's website. The Education Ventures Program on June 7 marked the culmination of a fourth-month program in which 23 aspiring entrepreneurs immersed themselves in the Labs’ intensive, hands-on curriculum … read more

2433_e4cdea80fb_small June 21, 2011 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines Tune in today at 2 p.m. CDT for Episode 43 of PrairieCast streaming live from Des Moines! We'll be joined by guests Emma Peterson, founder of Tikly, and Alexander Grgurich, Director of Foundry Coworking and facilitator of this weekend's TEDx Des Moines. Discussion topics will include recent milestones … read more

2416_1ff9979215_small June 21, 2011 by Brittany Mascio

Omaha The folks at Bozell have added a new piece, and potentially many pieces, to the mobile puzzle through their recent work with QR codes. In May, the marketing company paired designers and programmers to create QRinkle, a free QR code generator. … read more

2432_eb7b785536_small June 21, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Reader, beware: you may be all alone. As you peruse this post, the Silicon Prairie News team is holed up in our basement conference room, armed with an electric generator and enough non-perishable food and Diet Mountain Dew to help us survive at least one year. Scores of others across the Silicon Prairie are all but certain to be following suit. That, it appears, is the only hope any of us have in the post-apocalyptic … read more

2425_e660282946_small June 20, 2011 by Jeff Slobotski

Omaha Today we're pleased to share with the you the third video in our Big Omaha 2011 Video Series, brought to you by CoSentry. In the video above, Sarah shares her experiences with emerging entrepreneurs from around the world, which she documented over the last few years for her book, "Brilliant, Cocky, Crazy: How the Top 1% of Entrepreneurs Profit from Global Chaos." In her talk, Sarah said that the greatest barrier to innovation is making … read more

2421_d28c5a9f1b_small June 20, 2011 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines Tune in tomorrow at 2 p.m. CDT for Episode 43 of PrairieCast streaming live from Des Moines. We'll be joined by guests Emma Peterson (left), founder of Tikly, and Alexander Grgurich, director of Foundry Coworking and facilitator of the upcoming TEDx Des Moines. Discussion topics will include … read more

2426_7158f171e2_small June 20, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Lincoln Midway through a phone call last week, Calvin Pappas made an admission about the sometimes disorienting nature of running a startup. "If it weren't for your email, I probably wouldn’t know that today was actually Thursday," said Pappas, a 20-year-old University of Nebraska student and the founder of SelectOut. (For an introduction to Pappas and SelectOut, see our story "Thriving privacy site SelectOut.org puts 19-year-old in high demand".) Details like days of the week may be hazy for Pappas, but one thing is crystal clear: he's exactly … read more

2404_2637533b80_small June 20, 2011 by Brittany Mascio

Omaha Last year when Megan Hunt signed her name to the lease for CAMP Coworking, it was in her interest to get her money back, and quickly. Within six months of opening the collaborative workspace in the Mastercraft building in North Downtown Omaha, she did. And now as CAMP looks to generate profit and celebrate its first full year in business … read more

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