Silicon Prairie News

6437_92ed979ba1_small February 3, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Des Moines With the year's number one flower purchasing holiday just around the corner, the search is on for the perfect Valentine's Day bouquet. But sometimes ordering flowers online isn't reliable. Maybe the bouquet you selected didn't end up looking like its picture or it didn't get to the recipient on-time. Enter Bloomsnap, one of Des Moines newest startups... read more

6429_9839a47297_small January 30, 2014 by Fred Bauters

Kansas City Ever have trouble craning your neck to find stats or the score while you're at a sporting event? How about figuring out where the heck the restrooms are? Or even just where you can grab some grub? Those are just a few of the ways fans can feel disconnected during a game. Fortunately for some fans... read more

6423_dc318ddb0e_small January 30, 2014 by Fred Bauters

Kansas City has kept its foot on the gas over the last year. In May it was accepted into the Points of Light Civic Accelerator—winning a $50,000 investment in September for being selected by its peers as the top for-profit company—and in June received a $175,000 grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. That momentum continued ... read more

6417_6c18b1ddf4_small January 27, 2014 by Julia Hogren

Des Moines If you’re a parent, there’s a good chance you like to share moments in your kids’ lives. But in today’s multi-faceted, technology-driven world, that process can quickly become time-consuming and complicated. Zachary Kreger, his wife Brooke Sanders and her twin sister, Emily Sanders, wanted a platform that was simple, easy and attractive to use instead ... read more

6391_ae4ce929df_small January 24, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Lincoln Two Lincoln SaaS companies, merged at the beginning of the year, will offer even more services to nonprofits ... read more

6403_263a0ecd75_small January 23, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Lincoln A Lincoln pediatrician's office has been gamified to encourage employees. Gear Five Studio, a Lincoln-based software company that wants to optimize health care by creating positive and fun work environments, turned its app, AMPT, over to Complete Children's Health this month ... read more

6382_8ebb12df31_small January 22, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Des Moines When Dustin Hemesath and his wife got married in 2007, they decided to help celebrate her father's 60th birthday on RAGBRAI in lieu of a honeymoon. There was just one problem. "I hate biking," Hemesath told Silicon Prairie News. "I hate it. So riding RAGBRAI wasn't necessarily on the top of my list." ... read more

6396_7739e7a4da_small January 21, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Lincoln SynerScan Technologies, a healthcare software startup, is changing its name. The Lincoln-based company will rebrand under the name Nobl, which CEO Brett Byman says reflects the startup and healthcare's mission... read more

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