Silicon Prairie News


Megan Bannister started off at Silicon Prairie News as a freelance writer before joining the team full-time as the Des Moines editor in March 2013. In May, she graduated from Drake University with dual degrees in journalism and anthropology. When she's not at work, she enjoys running, blogging and drinking excessive amounts of coffee. Megan is thrilled to continue working with SPN to expand her knowledge of startups across Iowa and help facilitate the growth of the Silicon Prairie.

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.