Silicon Prairie News

1886_a892c8598c_small March 6, 2011 by Geoff Wood

For this week's Sunday video, we've chosen the final pitch from Foodspotting at the Women 2.0 Startup Weekend held nearly eighteen months ago in San Francisco. The pitch is done in Alexa Andrzejewski who spoke on the entrepreneur panel at last year's Big Omaha. Foodspotting is arguable one of the most successful companies to come out the Startup Weekend model, and was... read more

March 5, 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

1885_b6fde3991d_small March 4, 2011 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines The third iteration of Startup Weekend Des Moines kicked off tonight with an evening of idea generation, voting, lobbying, pizza consumption, inspiration, pitches, and hard work. Not to mention a massive roshambo tournament. The more than 100 participants, speakers, judges and mentors convened in a vacant office suite at the Greater Des Moines Partnership Building whittled... read more

1879_2c8d36aec3_small March 4, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Austin We couldn't be more excited to announce the final details of our party at South by Southwest Interactive: the Silicon Prairie Party Presented by Hollrback on Sunday, March 13th. With the addition of Hollrback as our title sponsor, we have some fun things in the works. Launched out of Omaha this past January, Hollrback is an event-based contact management system. Their involvement in this party will bring a new level of interaction with a portion of our other sponsors – in addition… read more

1882_9cb899f782_small March 4, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha Today we were joined by guest Robert Murphy to help us recap the news of the week and look at upcoming events, such a next Sunday's Silicon Prairie Party Presented by Hollrback at SXSW Interactive. read more

March 4, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

We're excited to bring you our 46th Opportunities on the Prairie today with positions from MindMixer and Yahoo! in Omaha, and Blue Space Creative in… read more

1872_f1dcec87f9_small March 3, 2011 by Brittany Mascio

Omaha (Left, Jimmy Winter at SXSW Music 2010 with celebrity gossip blogger Perez Hilton. Photo courtesy of Winter.) With South by Southwest Interactive fast approaching, Rockdex co-founder Jimmy Winter gave me insight into what to keep an eye out for when he and his team land in Austin, Texas in the coming week. For RockDex, a web-based application providing the music industry with social… read more

1877_d5701257ef_small March 3, 2011 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines This past Tuesday, PrairieCast hosts Geoff Wood and Andy Brudtkuhl were joined by guests Andy Stoll, a social entrepreneur and media producer working to revive the entrepreneurial community in areas of Cedar Rapids devasted by the 2008 floods, and Stefan Hansen of Fresk Interactive who recently debuted the BeerGenius interactive display at El Bait Shop. Discussed this week: Fresk's BeerGenius, TAI Announces 2011 Prometheus Award… read more

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