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2857_4501b45a3a_small September 15, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Des Moines The Technology Association of Iowa is hosting its fifth Pitch & Grow event from 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sept. 29 at the Des Moines Social Club (400 Walnut St.). In traditional Pitch & Grow fashion, entrepreneurs will pitch their business to a group of peer CEOs, CIOs, business development experts, industry professionals and business-savvy people. … read more

2844_c848ae5160_small September 14, 2011 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines Episode 55: The one where we talk football and startups – This week on PrairieCast our guest is David Graff, CEO and co-founder of Hudl, the Lincoln-based sports technology venture that now provides video software to more than one third of all high school sports teams in the US. Graff is one of our most anticipated guests for the show and we took advantage … read more

2847_ae3096baeb_small September 14, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Des Moines When Erin Ginkens opened the current chapter of her career five years ago by leaving a job to launch her own business venture, she did so with what she believed was a pretty good idea of how the story would play out. "I thought that I was going to market a billing program I had written for attorneys," said Ginkens, president of Des Moines-based Entrepreneurial Technologies. "(But) as soon as I got out into the world, my panic about no longer having a paycheck completely took over my desire to market my product." So the plotline she … read more

2840_00dcde6950_small September 13, 2011 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines As Hank Williams, Jr. has been known to say, "Are you ready for some startup technology related to football?!" OK, maybe that's not what ol' Hank says on Monday Night Football but it's the topic of today's PrairieCast as we welcome guest David Graff, CEO of Lincoln-based Hudl today at 2 p.m. CDT. We'll be asking Graff about Hudl's founding at the University of Nebraska, signing their first NFL … read more

2831_86c13c907d_small September 13, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Des Moines Robert Reich's rescheduled speech at Drake University came at a fortuitous time. Reich, a political economist and the former Secretary of Labor under President Bill Clinton, was scheduled to visit Des Moines and Iowa City in February but had to reschedule on account of illness. So Reich, a professor at the University of California, Berkeley visited Iowa last week, delivering one talk … read more

2834_aa08db2496_small September 12, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Des Moines Over the weekend, Dwolla co-founder Ben Milne and Entrepreneurial Technologies' James Armstead created Dollar Thoughts, a website that features user-submitted short statements and allows visitors to vote each statement up or down and share on Facebook or Twitter. With the implementation … read more

2833_3a29cf2c29_small September 12, 2011 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines As you likely know, it's officially football season on the Silicon Prairie. So what better time to have the CEO and co-founder of one of the region's most successful sports-related startups as our guest on PrairieCast? Hudl's David Graff (left, photo from will join us live on Tuesday at 2 p.m. to fill us in on everything the Hudl team is doing as well as talk through the news of the week. If you missed last week's episode with our guest Ben Milne of Dwolla, it's not too late check it out now: PrairieCast with Ben Milne (video). Also, PrairieCast video is now being syndicated … read more

2809_8580626cd7_small September 7, 2011 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines Episode 54: The one where we gave away Startup Weekend Tickets – This week on PrairieCast our guest was Ben Milne, CEO and co-founder of Dwolla, who made his way down the stairs of the Midland Building to join us for the third time on the show. We talked about Dwolla's latest technology releases and Milne's upcoming travels to conference in Europe … read more

2804_4f1766394f_small September 6, 2011 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines Kick off your short Labor Day work week the right way with episode 54 of PrairieCast coming to you live at 2 p.m. CDT. Our guest will be Ben Milne, (left, photo by Anna Jones) CEO and co-founder of Dwolla, who is making his way six entire floors down in the Midland Building to join us on the show for the third time. We'll be talking about Mike Naugton's guest post about startups versus internships, a big milestone for Battle Bears and the winner …  read more

2795_1f490e9a53_small September 1, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Des Moines If the team at NotifyWorks has its way, cluttered file drawers will no longer be the place that memory of important dates and deadlines goes to die — not if the owners of those file drawers use NotifyWorks first, anyway. NotifyWorks … read more

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