Silicon Prairie News

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

1931_84ce67d5f4_small March 13, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Austin In lieu of our usual Sunday Video Series, we encourage you to expereince some of South by Southwest Interactive by tuning into SXSW Live, a streaming video site provided by SXSW. Talks for today are just wrapping up but there are some great ones ahead in the coming day, including Felicia Day of The Guild, Blake Mycoskie of TOMS Shoes and Bruce Sterling, an American science fiction author.  read more

1930_1f4d113953_small March 13, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Austin TechCrunch just broke the news that the highly-anticipated mobile app of South by Southwest Interactive, Zaarly – the startup that raised a $1 million seed round two weeks after it was founded – has now gone live with a beta (update 3:15 p.m.: not yet officially launched, but Zaarly has gone live at SXSW). "We facilitate in-person transactions so it… read more

March 12, 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

1915_f93c34a727_small March 11, 2011 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines Since becoming a part of the Silicon Prairie News team nearly two years ago, and immersing myself in the entrepreneurial and business community of Iowa, I couldn't be more excited to make this announcement today. Coming this October, we will be holding the inaugural Thinc Iowa event in Des Moines, a conference on the common ground between corporations and startups. 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.