Silicon Prairie News

6726_c6ff1058db_small April 21, 2014 by Fred Bauters

Wichita A few hours southeast of Kansas City a group of community leaders are taking steps to build Wichita's entrepreneurial ecosystem. Those steps move forward in a big way Tuesday with the first ICT Unconference taking place at the Wichita ... read more

6734_4536e98003_small April 21, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Lincoln AIM CoderDojo is landing in Lincoln. CoderDojo is an unstructured, open-source coding club where mentors introduce young people to programming in a fun, engaging way ... read more

6709_f429eb07ca_small April 17, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha Omaha Code School is ready for round two. Applications opened Thursday for its second class, which will run from July 28 through Oct. 17. The first class of developers is set to finish in a month, May 16. "We want to be a benefit to the community year round," Code School instructor Sumeet Jain said. "We're going to need a lot more than 13 graduates [to fill the need for developers in the community]." ... read more

6712_488cc27e3d_small April 17, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Des Moines They say that victory is sweet, but in Phil James' case, it was also pretty spicy. Yesterday amateur competitive eaters and community members gathered at East Village's Tacopocalypse for the second Change Challenge… read more

6715_a1b271f72e_small April 16, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Lincoln Two Lincoln startups are among the best places to work in the second-largest city in Nebraska. Hurrdat earned third-place honors among small companies while Hudl placed second among medium-sized companies. About 100 companies were nominated for the awards, which were determined by a workplace survey designed by Omaha's Quantum Workplace ... read more

6701_d037529d6f_small April 15, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Iowa City Next month, 3 Day Startup will bring its weekend-long event to Iowa. The international organization, focused on building entrepreneurial communities on college campuses, will select 40 students from around the region to participate in the first Iowa-based 3 Day Startup event. The event is 4 p.m. on Friday, May 2 to 10 p.m. Sunday, May 4, at the University of Iowa's Pappajohn Business Building. While 3 Day Startup is only open to accepted participants ... read more

April 15, 2014 by Fred Bauters

Kansas City Tech Cocktail is coming back to town tonight for its Kansas City Mixer & Startup Showcase at Boulevard Brewing Company from 5:30-8:30. Watch pitches from 10 startups while also networking with other investors and entrepreneurs in the ... read more

6700_a6e600b6c8_small April 14, 2014 by Katrina Markel

Grinnell This week two Grinnell College students hope to introduce their peers to startup culture through Pioneer Weekend, a three-day event that begins Friday evening at the Iowa college ...  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.