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5977_03f251d640_small August 12, 2013 by Danny Schreiber

Sioux Falls It's back-to-school time, and education tech startup Montesorrium has more apps—instead of books—on their mind. This is thanks to a deal the three-year-old Sioux Falls company sealed Friday with San Francisco app maker Y Media Labs, the team behind apps for brands such as Lonely Planet and Sesame Street. "Y Media has been instrumental in our success, and we've charted … read more

August 12, 2013 by Megan Bannister

Sioux Falls Sioux Falls, S.D.-based visual marketing firm Lemon.ly today announced the launch of iOS app Full. Want to start exercising more? Bike to work? Call your mom once a week? The app allows users to set monthly goals and visually track their progress through its "stoplight indicators." … read more

5920_4c80612533_small July 18, 2013 by Frank Merchlewitz

Sioux Falls Six South Dakota companies have been selected to to participate and compete in the 2013 Accelerator Program at the South Dakota Technology Business Center... read more

5848_9964cfca74_small June 24, 2013 by Frank Merchlewitz

Sioux Falls In August 2010, a startup team from Sioux Falls got an unexpected message from Apple founder Steve Jobs. "The kids and parents will prove you right," he wrote. "Keep going." "And he was so right," said Bobby George, who co-founded app production company Montessorium with his wife, June. Since then, their apps have been featured... read more

5824_e076048240_small June 14, 2013 by Frank Merchlewitz

Sioux Falls It's a challenge that many entrepreneurs face: Having a vision for a new mobile app, but lacking the technical know-how to bring the idea to fruition. Happy Tapper founder Carla White calls these people "ideapreneurs," and she's written a whole book for them. White got the idea after completing her first product, Gratitude Journal, in 2008 when iOS apps first came on the market. Back then it wasn't as simple as turning to a guidebook for assistance: They didn't exist. "Everything was a challenge pretty much for everyone who was creating apps," White told Silicon Prairie News. "We were all trying to figure it out together. … read more

5521_8207365f86_small April 4, 2013 by Danny Schreiber

Sioux Falls With Opening Day just days away, Major League Baseball called on a Midwest design firm last Friday to create an infographic that would celebrate baseball's big day. "The challenge was could we turn around an infographic by Tuesday afternoon even though we wouldn't get the data until Tuesday morning," Lemonly founder John Meyer said … read more

5446_fb0afdfc2e_small March 22, 2013 by Guest Contributor

Sioux Falls (Guest post by June and Bobby George.) It's difficult to describe how we work together. It's more of an intuition, or a posture, than anything else. Nonetheless, we thought we'd share a few thoughts on the process, how we envision our collaboration, charting out the strengths just as much as the weaknesses. We'll also sprinkle in a little bit of the "why," which is, in many respects, the driving catalyst … read more

5372_d2bddfcd43_small March 12, 2013 by John T. Meyer

Sioux Falls Hugh Weber created OTA Sessions based on a simple belief. "People of this region are just as creative, innovative and entrepreneurial as New York City or Silicon Valley," Weber said. "However, we face challenges of disconnection from each other and from the rest of the world's thought leaders. On Friday, Weber his team are set to hold the fourth annual OTA Sessions in Sioux Falls, S.D. Named to … read more

5295_3500b18863_small February 21, 2013 by Danny Schreiber

Sioux Falls Two years after an appearance in an Apple ad on the small screen, the app of a Sioux Falls startup is now featured in a billboard campaign by the California company. "We couldn't be more pleased to discover that Montessorium's Intro to Letters app was featured in the new Apple iPad campaign," co-founder Bobby George said on the company's blog last week. Bobby and his wife, June, co-founded Montessorium in 2010. Today, the company is four people strong and on its fourth app, each inspired by the Montessori approach to learning. "We always feel so fortunate, and humbled, to work with the amazing folks at Apple," George said in an email … read more

5239_3a1406f9b4_small January 30, 2013 by John T. Meyer

Sioux Falls You launched your website. You've spent months pouring over the wireframes, analyzing every pixel of design and patiently waiting for every line of code to be developed. Now what? This feeling is exactly what the new Now What? Conference in Sioux Falls, S.D. hopes to answer for attendees in April. Now What? is a one-day conference designed to help … read more

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