Silicon Prairie News

Thinc Iowa
4738_52f394732f_small September 18, 2012 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines It's hard to believe, but we're just three weeks out from our second annual Thinc Iowa conference. Our team is heads down, working hard to execute the small details that go into putting on our Silicon Prairie Series events. We do our best to make sure everything fits into the overall experience: from the parties to the speakers to the venue. As we look forward to the event kicking off October 9, however, we're most excited about the things that will happen that … read more

4708_ffe319699f_small September 17, 2012 by Brittany Mascio

Des Moines During the two and a half days of our Thinc Iowa event, Oct. 9-11, the parties play into the full conference experience. From the opening party Tuesday to the closing party Thursday, they're just as integral to an attendee's experience as what happens in our main venue, The Temple for Performing Arts. Highlighted below are the four local venues where we will host our parties – two of which are open … read more

4641_eeab234cac_small August 23, 2012 by Geoff Wood & Brittany Mascio

Des Moines Today we're adding to our speaker list by welcoming three more phenomenal individuals to our Thinc Iowa slate. One has been named by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the 100 people "changing the world in a positive way," one led the team that created what LifeHacker dubbed the "best to-do app for iPhone," and the other has been recognized by Fast Company as one of the Most Influential Women in Technology. Press accolades aside, we want to introduce you to Avner Ronen, Gentry Underwood and Tara Hunt. Ronen is the CEO and co-founder of Boxee, "a new way to think about TV." The Boxee team builds software and hardware that allows users … read more

4594_544a6b51cc_small August 15, 2012 by Brittany Mascio

Des Moines Join us in Des Moines, October 9-11, for our two and a half day conference on innovation and entrepreneurship. With more than a dozen nationally recognized speakers and hundreds of attendees coming in from across the country, Thinc Iowa brings connections, collaborations and celebrations. Our season ticket holders have already claimed … read more

4541_3efe7569fc_small August 10, 2012 by Geoff Wood & Brittany Mascio

Des Moines With this year's Thinc Iowa conference expanding by a day to include two full days of speakers, we're excited to welcome more than a dozen nationally known speakers to the event stage. These individuals will share more than their background and expertise in startups, investing and mentoring. They'll also share meals, parties and an experience with you, the Thinc Iowa attendee. Let's first give a … read more

4478_f37533d346_small July 19, 2012 by Geoff Wood & Brittany Mascio

Des Moines As of this moment, Thinc Iowa 2012 is real. That's what makes days like today so special – we get to let the community in on what we've been up to the past few months. The first step, along with our partners Performance Marketing (PM) and Shift, is the debut of the preview site for PM and Shift have come up with a fun, hand-drawn blackboard design (above) with a traditional feel … read more

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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.