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5415_0f1a289fb6_small March 19, 2013 by Danny Schreiber

Austin CNN last Saturday premiered its roundup of more than a week's worth of coverage of this year's South by Southwest Interactive in Austin, Texas. "The annual SXSW festival is where the tools developed in Silicon Valley and elsewhere are turned into the culture of today," said CNN producer Josh Rubin, the host of the 30-minute special. That "elsewhere" … read more

March 18, 2013 by Danny Schreiber

Des Moines Plains Angels, a Des Moines-based consortium of angel investors established last June, has invested about $750,000 in three Iowa businesses, the group's co-founder Mike Colwell told the Des Moines Register. Carroll-based Agren, a 17-year-old agriculture consulting company ... read more

5418_8d2ff0639c_small March 18, 2013 by Danny Schreiber

Portland Over the next three months, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, startup RecBob hopes to pick up its game. The team behind a recreational sports management app is one of 10 companies chosen to participate in the inaugural Nike+ Accelerator that kicked off today in Portland, RecBob founder John Schnipkoweit said Sunday. "They are giving the 10 companies the first access to (its FuelBand) API to look at that data … read more

5421_f4e2b7c533_small March 18, 2013 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha In two weeks, What Cheer's John Henry Müller, the Omaha designer behind the grassroots campaign "I live in Omaha," will jump in a moving truck with his family and head west to San Francisco. After living in the Midwest their entire lives, Müller said today on his website that it's now time for he and his wife to "explore and gain new perspectives." The announcement comes four months after Müller and his team at What Cheer decided to close … read more

5420_88ea5a07f4_small March 18, 2013 by Danny Schreiber

Divshot, a team that came together at Startup Weekend Kansas City last April, isn't slowing down. After building a prototype in its first 48 hours of existence, three months later it went on to win a Los Angeles pitch competition in July. The next month, it entered San Monica startup accelerator Launchpad LA. Today, less than a month after graduating from the accelerator, it announced it closed a $1.1 million … read more

5404_e6a12b89d8_small March 15, 2013 by Danny Schreiber

Des Moines With today's news that Dropbox acquired Mailbox—check out the Wall Street Journal for the full story—we're re-releasing our video of the San Francisco startup's co-founder, Gentry Underwood, speaking at our Des Moines event this past October. "I think one of the best examples out there right now of a startup that focuses is Dropbox," … read more

5405_b668cba91f_small March 15, 2013 by Danny Schreiber

Lincoln The third Nebraska Code Camp has arrived. It kicked off this morning—a day earlier that last year—with a variety of workshops. Tomorrow's action starts at 9 a.m., and keynote speaker Ted Neward takes the stage at 9:15. The event, which takes place … read more

March 13, 2013 by Danny Schreiber

Lincoln Hurrdat founder and CEO Blake Lawrence on Tuesday received the "New Company Entrepreneur Award" at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Distinguished Entrepreneur Awards, part of the EntrepreneuringDays@UNL event. Lawrence graduated from UNL in 2009 and went on to … read more

5363_8c9488867c_small March 9, 2013 by Danny Schreiber

Austin More than 27,000 people have descended on Austin, Texas for the 19th annual South by Southwest Interactive. And that's just registered attendees, according to ABC News. To help those from the Silicon Prairie find each other in the Lone Star State, we've rounded up the region's presence at SXSW. We've also assembled a Twitter list of attendees – tweet @SiliconPrairie to be added. … read more

5370_9b067e4859_small March 8, 2013 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha A LinkedIn message between two Omahans nine months ago resulted in an announcement today of an $11.2 million acquisition. The company making the acquisition, Scottsdale, Ariz.-based … read more

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