Silicon Prairie News

6355_9e7223496a_small January 7, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Over the next two months, entrepreneurs from both sides of Iowa will be able to participate in Startup Weekend as two towns host the weekend-long events... read more

6288_aeb378e722_small December 3, 2013 by Megan Bannister

Des Moines While many competitions and courses teach entrepreneurs to build business plans, the University of Iowa's John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center for the second time will offer a program that helps early-stage companies take things one step further ... read more

6287_bbb4780182_small December 3, 2013 by Sarah Darby

Columbia Internship hunting just became easier in Columbia, Mo. The REDI Downtown Incubator will host an open house and intern fair tomorrow, Wednesday, Dec. 4, for students and community members ...  read more

6278_2297ebf17f_small November 27, 2013 by Megan Bannister

Kansas City The eighth Startup Weekend Kansas City was anything but "for the birds." On the contrary, an avian endeavor took top marks at the weekend-long event. A social game called Pijjin—where players help lost "pijjins" find their way home—took first place after the competition's final presentations on Sunday Nov. 17 at Kansas City Community College ... read more

6275_035e4b75a4_small November 25, 2013 by Megan Bannister

Lincoln Next month more than 3 million students from 150 countries will come together for more than 21,000 events with one simple mission: teaching people to code. As part of Computer Science Education Week—held internationally... read more

6268_e65f549231_small November 22, 2013 by Megan Bannister

Iowa City Beginning in January, the University of Iowa's John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center will host an intensive, nine-week developer boot camp. The Dev/Iowa Bootcamp is designed to turn students into professional web developers through 50 hours of training per week, running from January 13, 2014, to March 14, 2014 ... read more

6264_00344669f5_small November 21, 2013 by Fred Bauters

Kansas City Today, the tables are turned for startups and small businesses. They get to be on the receiving end of pitches from Kansas City-area corporations as part of KCnext's Reverse Pitch from 3–5 p.m. at the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Board Room in Union Station. Five companies will pitch specific product ideas to entrepreneurs for the possibility of partnerships and to identify talent. Each corporate presenter will have 15 minutes to state their case, and the whole event will be available via live stream, which you can watch right here on SPN ... read more

6257_5515d7afa7_small November 19, 2013 by Fred Bauters

Kansas City Two Silicon Prairie startups entered the Get in the Ring finals Monday night along with six other companies. They ended the night tops in the country. EyeVerify CEO Toby Rush, presenting in the smartphone biometrics startup's hometown of Kansas City, had the crowd behind him from the first bell, winning the overall competition and fan favorite ... read more

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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.