Silicon Prairie News

3298_b5a1068231_small December 13, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Washington, D.C. U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Mark Warner (D-Va.) late last week introduced The Startup Act, a piece of bipartisan legislation aimed at jump-starting the economy through the creation and growth of new businesses.The act outlines a five-prong approach to job creation based on the proven track record of entrepreneurs. Those five pro-growth principles are: Reducing regulatory … read more

3264_a465ed924b_small December 12, 2011 by Brittany Mascio

Every Monday, look for our events post to keep you in the loop on the happenings of the week. From meetups and conferences to workshops and pitch sessions, if it's happening in the Silicon Prairie, you'll find it here. To submit an event for consideration, please email … read more

3287_4767c7e6e2_small December 8, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Lincoln Steve Kiene and his team at Nebraska Global have a hefty responsibility to carry out: invest the $37.3 million investors have turned over to them to start software businesses in Nebraska. Some of those dollars have been invested, but there's still money to hand out. On top of investing, they've also taken on – and not so much by choice – another responsibility: be a leader in the state's startup community. … read more

3280_767b44d461_small December 7, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Lincoln As a follow up to one of our most-read stories this week, we're posting the full video of the Archrival co-founders taking the stage at the Capital Insights event put on by the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce's Young Professionals Group on November 30. For our recap of Clint! Runge and Charlie Hull's "Charlie Rose style" discussion with Christopher Kingsley … read more

3266_92ef35b4a0_small December 6, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Kansas City The Gigabit Challenge, a competition being hosted by Think Big Partners to celebrate the arrival of Google's one-gigabit fiber network in Kansas City, announced its 39 semi-finalists today chosen from a field of 113 submissions. … read more

3261_537f823637_small December 5, 2011 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines Once again, Barcamp Des Moines took over the Des Moines Central Public Library on Saturday for the 2011 iteration of the event. More than 80 participants converged in the meeting room suite for presentations from 18 speakers in three tracks: Technology, Creative and Entrepreneurship. The event was bookended by a social the evening … read more

3255_acc4f429f3_small December 5, 2011 by Patti Vannoy

Lincoln In January 2010, Archrival founders Clint! Runge and Charlie Hull agreed: they were bored. "Things are going pretty well," they said. "What should we do to shake things up?" Two weeks later, Runge had a voicemail from Jeffrey Dachis, which ultimately led to Dachis Group acquiring the youth marketing firm in November 2010. On Wednesday, Runge and Hull reflected on Archrival's history … read more

3244_381d87029c_small December 2, 2011 by Jeff Slobotski

Omaha As we hit the homestretch of 2011, we'll continue to take time to celebrate the accomplishments of the Silicon Prairie community on Silicon Prairie News, but we're already deep in planning our events of 2012. We're very excited for what's in store for our fourth annual Big Omaha – we'll kick it off the evening of Wednesday, May 9 and wrap it up the night of Friday, May 11. … read more

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Winners will be announced live on stage at
our August 30 event.