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3003_73f1c45735_small October 14, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Des Moines The Cedar Rapids .NET Users Group and Iowa .NET User Group are teaming up to host the eighth Iowa Code Camp from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at Des Moines Area … read more

3007_02d457b9f5_small October 13, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Des Moines A group gathered at the BitMethod office tonight was served an early look at the vision of the two-year-old web mobile and web app development company to re-imagine and rebuild the point-of-sale system for independent restaurants and retailers. Though neither I nor another Silicon Prairie News contributor was present, the unveiling of what's being called Change app hit the Twitter stream and a tweeted link to its website reveals more of … read more

3006_eb7dc6edfb_small October 13, 2011 by Brittany Mascio

Des Moines At 8 p.m. on Thursday, October 20 prepare to break the first steps on the Thinc Iowa "common ground" at the Des Moines Social Club for the Thinc Iowa Opening Party presented by T8 Webware, a Cedar Falls-based financial services website strategy firm. This first event of the Thinc Iowa circuit is open to the public and party-goers will be greeted by the Silicon Prairie News team, Thinc Iowa volunteers … read more

3004_ba0fcbc5c9_small October 13, 2011 by Guest Contributor

Des Moines (This is a guest post by Camille Wolfe of Performance Marketing, our Des Moines-based design and identity partner for Thinc Iowa.) Before Thinc Iowa was Thinc Iowa, it was an idea in search of an identity. Performance Marketing was delighted to be part of that creative process from the beginning. Of course, before we could give it a name, we had … read more

2914_de0dea2fd3_small October 13, 2011 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines Mike Colwell, director of the Business Innovation Zone in Des Moines, holds a monthly educational luncheon for entrepreneurs across Central Iowa. Called the "Business Insights and Networking Luncheon Series," each luncheon features a speaker from the community with either expertise or thought leadership in an area that's applicable to people working on building high growth and scalable businesses. … read more

2997_42e350f4d6_small October 12, 2011 by Guest Contributor

Des Moines (This is a guest post by Ben Milne.) I went through a few other abrasive titles to this prior to landing on this one. For those of you that don't know me, my inner dialogue is typically a little more obtuse, especially when I'm excited about something. I've been at ground zero and this idea of fusing startups with corporations is why I didn't go broke. It actually happens! Two years ago I was in a small town working on the last company I founded. It was doing more than $1M in annual sales. I had no venture investors, I had no partners, and quite frankly it was the way since I was ~22... None of you knew my name or what I was doing and that's not all … read more

2996_42eb1e2315_small October 12, 2011 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines Episode 59: The one where we talk about FDR's VP, Henry A. Wallace – This week on PrairieCast, Erin Ginkens (left, photo from of Entrepreneurial Technologies joined us in studio and Nick Seguin (photo from of the Kauffman Foundation skyped in admist the fun that is Chicago Ideas Week. We talk about several serious … read more

2986_370e619310_small October 11, 2011 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines Tune in at 2 p.m. for Episode 59 of PrairieCast streaming live from the Silicon Prairie News office in Des Moines. We'll be joined by guests Erin Ginkens of Entrepreneurial Technologies and Nick Seguin of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Discussion topics will include the Thinc Iowa speaker schedule, Nebraska Global's recent capital raise and Bo Fishback's guest post. Did you miss … read more

2991_863d3b4494_small October 11, 2011 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines The region's newest technology startup incubator is officially a go thanks to a 3-2 vote this morning by the Polk County Board of Supervisors to provide the final piece of financing. Polk County, which twice delayed the vote in recent weeks, is the fifth funding entity to back StartupCity Des Moines. They join the City of Des Moines, the Corporation for Economic Development, Iowa Department of Economic… read more

2988_96e4782a45_small October 11, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Des Moines Tweet it from the rooftops: Twitter and Des Moines-based Twittad have settled their squabble surrounding the trademark of the term "tweet." Twittad CEO James Eliason confirmed via email on Monday that his company, a platform for sponsored advertisements on Twitter, has reached an agreement with Twitter over the trademark of "tweet." Twittad, which previously held the trademark, agreed to transfer it in exchange for Twitter dropping its lawsuit against Twittad … read more

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