Silicon Prairie News

2482_bc68b24ff0_small June 29, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Lincoln Lincoln-based venture capital fund Nebraska Global earlier this month announced it has closed its third investment by adding Estate Creditor Claims Clearing House (EC3H) to its partner company portfolio. EC3H, also based in Lincoln … read more

2481_9ead5ab579_small June 29, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Omaha If David Codr’s forthcoming release is a hit, doing business in the music industry could soon be considerably simpler. Codr, from Omaha, is the founder of Musicpage, an online music "community," that goes live tonight at 8 and aims to reduce the legwork necessary for processes across the music industry. "Basically, the foundation or the fundamental principle is to enable … read more

2476_bc9056a6f6_small June 28, 2011 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines On this week's PrairieCast Andy Brudtkuhl and I were joined by guests Mike Colwell of the Business Innovation Zone and Casesmpl and James Eliason of Eliason Media and Uppward. Discussed this week: Casesmpl launches, Dream Big, Grow Here contest announced for 7/1, Uppward expands to any device that includes Facebook … read more

2475_41eac77681_small June 28, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha If you've had keen eyes these past few months, you may have noticed more and more little blue dots with an "O" appearing on the Omaha World-Herald's website … read more

2449_afa07d5cef_small June 28, 2011 by Brittany Mascio

Omaha As of today, the only details on the next version of RockDex have only been teased at by founder Jimmy Winter in the description he submitted in April for Cornstalks Demo Night: RockDex presents a high-level view of your artists' online buzz and a comprehensive picture of growth and scale. Dig into actual conversations and understand what drives exposure and fans' behavior instead … read more

2469_ac13872716_small June 28, 2011 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines Tune in at 2 p.m. today for Episode 44 of PrairieCast streaming live from Des Moines. We'll be joined by guests James Eliason of Eliason Media and Uppward and Mike Colwell of the Business Innovation Zone. Both guests have special announcements to make on the show, so be sure to join us live. Additional discussion topics will include's funding announcement, Amici Espresso as an … read more

2474_8aba73b74d_small June 28, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Kansas City As a follow up to the recap we published yesterday, below you'll find quick links to the speakers, makers and performers who were recorded at the first Maker Faire: Kansas City, which was held this past weekend at Union Station. To learn more about Maker Faire: Kansas City, visit Friday - Opening Night Tim O'Reilly, founder of O'Reilly Media and co-founder of Maker Faire "The Future in One Slide" read more

2463_df99e54105_small June 27, 2011 by Willis Jackson

Kansas City On Saturday, I made it out to the first full-blown Maker Faire put on by anyone other that Make Magazine and O'Reilly Media. O'Reilly Media developed a playbook for organizing and executing the event, and Kansas City was home to the pilot of that program, using the historic Union Station as the venue. The event brought out all kinds of makers, including the Open Source Ecology group … read more

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