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3233_3f58db643c_small November 29, 2011 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines Not one, not two, but three guests on this week's PrairieCast. When he heard that the "stop online piracy act" (SOPA) was on our discussion list for the week, BrownWinick's Drew Larson couldn't wait to drop his knowledge of the subject on our audience. Actually, that's not true. After learning that Larson was planning a seminar to address the topic … read more

3230_7471fbdb30_small November 29, 2011 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines Join us at 2 p.m. today for Episode 64 of PrairieCast streaming live from our offices in downtown Des Moines. Our in-studio guests are Sam DuRegger (far left) of Charming Beard Productions and Tej Dhawan of Startup City Des Moines (photos by Anna Jones/Ikonix via Discussion topics include what's next for Silicon Sixth, this weekend's Barcamp Des Moines, the current internet … read more

3223_1aa6d79328_small November 28, 2011 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines This week on PrairieCast will feature the return of Charming Beard's Sam DuRegger and the second straight week of Startup City's Tej Dhawan. Join us live at 2 p.m. to participate in the show. We'll be talking about what's next for Des Moines' tech corridor, Michael Arrington's thoughts on the whiners in Silicon Valley, the latest internet censorship debate and more. … read more

3211_9a01a5cea7_small November 25, 2011 by Guest Contributor

Des Moines (The following is a guest post by Chris Draper of Meidh Corporation) The newly minted "Silicon Sixth Avenue" is exactly what our city, county and state have been clamouring for: a high density of young, technology enabled risk takers. With nationally renowned start-ups bookending a Silicon Valley-style incubator, this new technology corridor is … read more

3201_3728d43de6_small November 23, 2011 by Brittany Mascio

Des Moines Last week, with the help of 22 startups and related organizations, Silicon Prairie News heldi its first Startup Job Crawl on "Silicon Sixth" Avenue in downtown Des Moines. More than 80 students from … read more

3208_7f64c0016b_small November 22, 2011 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines Lava Row's Nathan T. Wright and Startup City's Tej Dhawan are back for this week's PrairieCast where we talk about Des Moines' Startup Job Crawl, Zaarly's Bo Fishback on the Cover of Entrepreneur magazine, tech blogger turnover, Ben Milne's national TV debut and the unfortunate state of health insurance for startup companies. PrairieCast is a live … read more

3206_96afad11b0_small November 22, 2011 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines Tune in today at 2 p.m. for Episode 63 of PrairieCast, streaming live from the Silicon Prairie News office at the south end of Des Moines' Silicon Sixth Avenue. Today's guests are Nathan T. Wright of Lava Row and Tej Dhawan of StartupCity Des Moines … read more

3202_90506229e5_small November 21, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Des Moines If Scott Peterson’s family was always on top of its library books, the Des Moines-based software architect might have … read more

3190_86cea43c20_small November 17, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Des Moines Brian Hemesath wasn't far removed from the lecture halls of Iowa State University, where he graduated in 1999 with a computer engineering degree, when he took a chance by going to work for a telecom company, Raviant Networks, in 2000. " 'Give it a year,' " Hemesath recalls being told, " 'and you'll either be richer than hell or be out of a job.' "And it was a year and a week to the day that I was in … read more

3188_a91e7488c6_small November 17, 2011 by Brittany Mascio

Des Moines Wednesday night more than 80 students from 12 colleges put down the books, printed off their resumes and geared up for a hike down "Silicon Sixth" Avenue for our inaugural Startup Job Crawl in downtown Des Moines. Our goal for the event was to provide an avenue for students to introduce themselves to the budding entrepreneurial scene and experience what exists in Des Moines. … read more

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