Silicon Prairie News

Posts by Danny Schreiber
5996_36c7b3d92d_small August 19, 2013 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha Four years ago I launched a series on Silicon Prairie News called "Opportunities on the Prairie." Now just referred to as the "SPN Job Board," the series' goal was to share a roundup of all local startup jobs. Looking back on the series, it's astounding to think of the many folks who reached out to SPN to say "thanks" for connecting them with a new job or future employee. With that … read more

5980_cab88b5b84_small August 14, 2013 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha More recurring educational events have popped up in Omaha over the past year, each providing entrepreneurs a different dose of advice for their startup or small business. Three groups—Mastercraft Advisors, AIM and Cornstalks—still have ongoing events, with plenty of opportunities ahead to learn about business aspects such as banking, raising money or marketing... read more

5979_27f936da36_small August 14, 2013 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha A meetup group that launched in Lincoln less than a year ago has already inspired a duo in Omaha to start it up here. And starting it up is no surprise: it's at the core of the group that calls itself Ladies Who Launch. "It is just what Omaha needs," Beka Doolittle (far left), owner of ecommerce site, said in a press release. "This is a very refreshing opportunity … read more

5977_03f251d640_small August 12, 2013 by Danny Schreiber

Sioux Falls It's back-to-school time, and education tech startup Montesorrium has more apps—instead of books—on their mind. This is thanks to a deal the three-year-old Sioux Falls company sealed Friday with San Francisco app maker Y Media Labs, the team behind apps for brands such as Lonely Planet and Sesame Street. "Y Media has been instrumental in our success, and we've charted … read more

5942_5fd9196ef9_small July 26, 2013 by Danny Schreiber

Is it too late to give a nod to a Kansas City company for Startup of the Year? An Iowa City founder for Startup Executive of the Year? Or a University of Nebraska senior for Student Entrepreneur of the Year? Nope—the deadline to nominate an individual, company or organization for a Silicon Prairie Award has been extended through the weekend. Now until 11:59 p.m. Sunday, you can give … read more

5936_418ffa326a_small July 25, 2013 by Danny Schreiber

Lincoln Demo Day. Startup Weekend. Tech Crawl. Startup Olympics? Yup, Lincoln is getting its entrepreneurs off their keyboards and behind the steering wheels of go-karts for the Startup Olympics. The inaugural games will be one of more than a dozen events over a nine-day period in September that make up Lincoln Startup Week, a celebration of the city's startup culture... read more

5898_9f14bc5809_small July 24, 2013 by Danny Schreiber

Lincoln Hurrdat is headed in a new direction. The nearly three-year-old social media agency founded by former Nebraska football players is splitting in two. Co-founder Adi Kunalic is sticking with the agency—now a team of 10 supporting around 50 brands—and co-founder Blake Lawrence is stepping out to spearhead opendorse, a product born at Hurrdat. "We got to a point where the opportunity had become … read more

5932_9ad6794de1_small July 23, 2013 by Danny Schreiber

In anticipation of our Silicon Prairie Awards next month, this week we're highlighting the software, Internet and mobile startups that call our region home. Today's focus is on companies based in Nebraska. (Stay tuned for lists of Iowa and Kansas City-area startups.) With these lists, we hope you'll take time to learn more … read more

5925_6d22978e93_small July 22, 2013 by Danny Schreiber

Fargo Nebraska startups could soon get a boost from their neighbors from the north––more specifically, North Dakota. "With the second fund, we are making a concerted effort to add Omaha, KC, Des Moines... read more

5893_5fddc7b452_small July 9, 2013 by Danny Schreiber

Nominations for the second annual Silicon Prairie Awards are now open. Taking place August 29 in Des Moines, the awards will recognize 12 companies and individuals for their outstanding products, strong leadership and noteworthy contributions to the community between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013. The goal of these awards is to celebrate the region's startup community... 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.