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6 o’clock
August 29th, 2013
Hoyt Sherman PlaceDes Moines, Iowa

The Silicon Prairie Awards is a startup community celebration like none other. Held to honor 12 companies and individuals for their outstanding products, strong leadership and noteworthy contributions to the community, all—from startup founder to startup enthusiast—are invited to attend.

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Keynote Speaker Dave Knox Co-founder, The Brandery
CMO, Rockfish

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Voting begins August 6

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In the weeks leading up to the event, the Silicon Prairie community plays a role by nominating companies and individuals as finalists and selecting the winner of each category.

1 Nominate Closes July 26 Nominate a company
or individual
2 Vote August 6 - 21 Vote for one or all categories
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August 29, Hoyt Sherman Place

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    6-7 p.m. Opening Reception
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    7-9 Awards & Community Celebration
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    9-10 Closing Reception

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The Silicon Prairie Awards are awesome. Glad to see exceptional Midwest startups (normally-too-humble) celebrating their work and being recognized.” Shane Reiser, Dwolla
A spectacular evening at the Silicon Prairie Awards. We're proud to sponsor this outstanding event.” Centennial Bank
Recognizing talent and accomplishments is something that perhaps occurs far too infrequently within tech.” The Next Web
It’s an opportunity to build out the Midwest entrepreneurial ecosystem.” Jay Byers, Greater Des Moines Partnership
Dwolla, Goodsmiths take home hardware at first Silicon Prairie Awards” Des Moines Register
Lawyers were chatting with startups, sponsors were clinking glasses with executives and even David Cohen, CEO of TechStars, was making his way through the crowd.” Allison Way, Think Big Partners
Here are the 12 winners of the first-annual Silicon Prairie Awards” The Next Web

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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.