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7096_32bb3e8bd8_small July 25, 2014 by Guest Contributor

Kansas City (Guest post by Nick Bowden, MindMixer co-founder and CEO) It feels strange to be considered by some in the "prairie" as the old guard of startups, but we'll take it. I suppose it means we have done at least one thing right: stay in business. As we approached the birthday and my anniversary, I did something I rarely do: reflect a bit on the four years. What's worked? What hasn't? read more

7103_0505148ac0_small July 24, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Kansas City How do you disrupt a multibillion dollar industry? Particularly one that is dominated by a small number of major players? For Neil Blumenthal and Warby Parker, the answer to the eyewear market is layered. read more

7104_ea08a815e4_small July 24, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Kansas City It may have been a few years since Google announced that Kansas City would become the first in the country to receive Google Fiber, but local community leaders are still trying to figure out the best ways to harness its power. read more

7099_f07a79d43f_small July 23, 2014 by Kate Brosseau

Kansas City They say experience is the best teacher, and for Brendan Reilly, that quip resonates in more ways than one. As founder and CEO of Kansas City-based Eon Sports VR, Reilly has created a virtual world where athletes practice their mental and physical game. Although simulators and virtual reality technology are nothing new in the gaming industry, Reilly seems to have finally given athletics a reason to step off the field and into an on-field experience, without turf, equipment or brain-rattling hits. read more

7101_9af779083d_small July 23, 2014 by Silicon Prairie News

Kansas City Think Big Coworking is opening its doors to everyone this Thursday and Friday for KC Co-llide Day and SPN will have a part in it. From 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day the goal will be to get as much of the KC entrepreneur community together in one place as possible. read more

7069_60f0a3c4f6_small July 21, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Kansas City You might not find cupcakes at your typical user group meeting or hackathon, but at Kansas City Women in Technology's next event, the sweet treat will be the attendee's "coding fuel." KCWiT invites KC-area mothers and their daughters to join them for Coding & Cupcakes, a three-hour event to teach coding and website building.  read more

7087_0ae6af16e2_small July 21, 2014 by Fred Bauters

Kansas City It's about that time. You can only procrastinate a few hours more. Nominations for the Silicon Prairie Awards end at midnight tonight. We've already had hundreds of flattering votes of confidence roll in, but if you haven't had a chance to vouch for a co-worker or colleague, now's the time. Or spread the word to have others weigh in. The clock is ticking. read more

7081_68513dc663_small July 18, 2014 by Caleb Ulffers

Kansas City Big Kansas City is headed into its second year, and we want to give a few lucky college students the opportunity to experience Big Kansas City as volunteers. If you are a self-motivated, hardworking student with an interest in the entrepreneurial community of the Midwest, then you are the perfect candidate! read more

7068_ba21fe953c_small July 16, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Kansas City On June 24, Diana Kander's novel "All In Startup" finally hit shelves and to say its reception was warm seems to be an understatement. Among a number of other lists, Kander's book was named to this week's New York Times best seller list, in the nonfiction category of "Advice, How-To & Miscellaneous." The book also appeared on the Wall Street Journal's list of best sellers in the nonfiction category.  read more

7045_ca00bfbfbd_small July 14, 2014 by Caleb Ulffers

Kansas City We're ready to get dressed up again. It's time to polish the Golden Analogs as we get ready for the third-annual Silicon Prairie Awards on August 21 at the Midland Theatre in Kansas City. It's our way of celebrating all the great companies and individuals who make our communities dynamic. We're ready to take your nominations on the SPN Awards site.  read more

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.