Silicon Prairie News

March 17, 2011 by Brittany Mascio

We're excited to bring you our 47th Opportunities on the Prairie today with positions from Lyconic, Bozell, Swanson Russell, Bailey Lauerman and LinkedIn in Omaha, Nebraska Global… read more

1918_3ea7db7636_small March 17, 2011 by Brittany Mascio

Published every Tuesday (two days late this week), 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… read more

1938_de8a2e2215_small March 16, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Des Moines The new feature Dwolla unveiled at its March 2 meetup — an event from which we streamed video — is now available in the latest version release in the iPhone App Store. Dwolla, a Des Moines-based cash transfer startup, went live today with Spots, a geolocation feature that enables users to find vendors that accept Dwolla. With Spots going live… read more

1936_aafddc93a7_small March 15, 2011 by Michael Stacy

The NCAA men's basketball tournament doesn't tip off until later today, but another type of tournament got under way Monday — and some Silicon Prairie startups are vying for the title. Startup accelerator TechStars is sponsoring a Startup Madness Tournament hosted at Startup Madness, which is billed as a way to find "the next big idea," features 64 startups in a single-elimination… read more

1935_b7cb20398f_small March 14, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Austin When preparing for this year's Silicon Prairie Party Presented by Hollrback, we knew three things had to come into play for success: a cool venue with an open bar, ridiculous freebies on the table and a packed house of awesome South by Southwest Interactive attendees. For number one, we went with a proven venue and staff – the same as our party last year – and choose Lanai Rooftop Lounge. For number two… read more

1906_dce7bedfa4_small March 14, 2011 by Kate Ellingson

Lincoln Previously, we profiled Darcie Krueger, owner of, and shared video from an interview with Krueger. Now, we bring you the third installment of our series on Krueger and SitStay, photos from a tour of the company's Lincoln warehouse. Krueger said that SitStay actually started in her Lincoln home but it grew to be too big. “Eventually we had to move to a warehouse," Krueger said, "and then we outgrew that warehouse in less than a year or two and then moved into this… read more

1933_37ce7c7cc4_small March 14, 2011 by Sponsor Author

Kansas City (Thanks to Social: IRL and its Social Business Summit & Strategy Workshop for sponsoring Silicon Prairie News. This sponsored post was written by the team at Social: IRL.) When it comes web strategy, interactive marketing, and social technologies, Jeremiah Owyang is one of the most respected names in the industry. Partner of Customer Strategy at Altimeter Group, Jeremiah has keynoted at major industry conferences across the US, Europe and Asia. On April 26 Jeremiah will join Lawrence-based new media agency… read more

1932_ffd13c153f_small March 13, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Austin If you're in Austin, I hope you'll be joining us for our Silicon Prairie Party Presented by Hollrback in just a few hours. If you can't make it, check back tomorrow for pictures of the event, which will be posted towards the latter part of the day. In the meantime, below are some of the photos I've snapped so far in around South by Southwest Interactive in Austin. read more

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