Silicon Prairie News

7062_46d01f236f_small July 14, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Boulder Earlier this year when Des Moines-based startup Bawte relaunched its platform to focus more heavily on customer support, former Hatchlings team member George Jurgens posted the product on ProductHunt. At the time, Bawte co-founder John Jackovin says he'd never heard of the site and was surprised when Bawte was quickly voted to the top. read more

7061_8ad819134c_small July 14, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Omaha Proxibid company Divvy, a retailer of new and recertified consumer electronics, announced Monday it has acquired a South Sioux City, Nebraska-based company called Value Recovery Services (VRS). read more

7045_ca00bfbfbd_small July 14, 2014 by Caleb Ulffers

Kansas City We're ready to get dressed up again. It's time to polish the Golden Analogs as we get ready for the third-annual Silicon Prairie Awards on August 21 at the Midland Theatre in Kansas City. It's our way of celebrating all the great companies and individuals who make our communities dynamic. We're ready to take your nominations on the SPN Awards site.  read more

7039_1254c385f2_small July 14, 2014 by SPN Newsroom

Every Monday Silicon Prairie News' editorial team will share some of the interesting regional content we've read as well as SPN's most-read stories over the last week… read more

July 12, 2014 by Silicon Prairie News

Lincoln Prairie Portraits is a weekly set of questions intended to help the community get to know someone from the Silicon Prairie startup scene a little bit better. Prairie Portraits feature a fixed set of questions ranging from career background ... read more

7010_6f548d4c43_small July 12, 2014 by Guest Contributor

Omaha (Guest post by Ryan Downs) A strong culture is arguably the most important element for a business to have sustained success. Scaling a business is not easy. The demands on employees are heavy. There are surprises and setbacks along the way. Things don’t always go as planned.  read more

7059_656e593253_small July 11, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Omaha “Your idea sucks. It’s probably really bad.” These are the words of encouragement Alexis Tryon, co-founder of Artsicle, chose to share with to the Big Omaha crowd at KANEKO this year. “If it’s anything like mine,” she continued, “it’s probably terrible. And if you’re lucky, someone is willing to pay for it.” Not to worry - Tryon thinks you should do it anyway. read more

July 11, 2014 by Silicon Prairie News

The SPN job board is sponsored by Hudl. Hudl is looking for great designers, developers and project managers. Know one? Hit them up: Every week, Silicon Prairie News presents opportunities in the region's tech, startup and ... read more

The polls are open!

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.