Silicon Prairie News

7129_12c998a7e8_small July 29, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Urbandale BirdDogHR isn't a startup. In fact, the Urbandale, Iowa-based company is almost 16 years old. But over the past few years, the company has developed a more entrepreneurial focus.  read more

7093_3fd5d4463e_small July 29, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Kansas City More than 140 members of the committee gathered earlier this month for the inaugural Demo Day for Kansas City urban education incubator The Lean Lab… read more

7126_91d340e54a_small July 28, 2014 by SPN Newsroom

While entrepreneurs are hard at work building, this individual or company selflessly gives time to advancing their startup community. And the finalists are… read more

7125_058ab05a39_small July 28, 2014 by SPN Newsroom

This lawyer, accountant, marketer or other service provider made things happen for startups, simple as that. And the finalists are… read more

7124_0e0c7eb17e_small July 28, 2014 by SPN Newsroom

They don't just provide funding. They brag about their companies and connect them to the people who will make things happen. And the finalists are… read more

7118_d7eba9f04a_small July 28, 2014 by SPN Newsroom

This student or student-led company—undergrad or younger—is getting noticed and makes everyone question what they did at that age, either by building a company or leading entrepreneurial activity. And the finalists are… read more

7123_3cd1e7142d_small July 28, 2014 by SPN Newsroom

This team member, freelancer or consultant made a mark on a startup's product by providing an amazing user experience or beautiful design. And the finalists are… read more

7122_b811236ba7_small July 28, 2014 by SPN Newsroom

They could be a developer, engineer or programmer on staff, or they could be a freelancer. But a startup's product wouldn't have been quite the same without them. And the finalists are… read more

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