Silicon Prairie News

3207_750b9acace_small November 25, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Although the title of this post includes the words "Black" and "Friday," no ear-splitting descriptions of "partyin' partyin'... YEAH!" are contained herein. As far as we're concerned, the only thing that's "gotta get down" today is the price of merchandise. Yes, it's Black Friday, the day that drives droves of day deal-crazed shoppers to stores — of the brick and mortar and online varieties — in search of the season's best bargains. … read more

3214_ab504afa49_small November 23, 2011 by Willis Jackson

Kansas City Last week, we checked in with Tim Jahn and Stella Fayman of Entrepreneurs Unpluggd before they traveled to Kansas City to put on their first event in the Silicon Prairie. The theme for the event, which was held Nov. 15 at Screenland Crown Center and featured Bo Fishback of Zaarly, Tyler Prochnow of Think Big Partners … read more

3213_2822c7541a_small November 23, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Overland Park Pipeline, a Kansas-based entrepreneurial fellowship, announced earlier this month that it will unveil its 2012 class — the program's first regional class — and recognize the top entrepreneur from its 2011 class at its Innovator of The Year (IOTY) event … read more

3199_bbae6a3877_small November 21, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Kansas City Following the Kansas City mayors' remarks at Startup Weekend Kansas City on September 12, the two took time for an interview with us about what brought them out to event and, as Kansas City, Mo. Mayor Sly James discussed in his talk, what it means to be "governmental entrepreneurs." "When a business moves to a city, we're excited about it," … read more

3198_214abb8bdc_small November 21, 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 … read more

3188_a91e7488c6_small November 17, 2011 by Brittany Mascio

Des Moines Wednesday night more than 80 students from 12 colleges put down the books, printed off their resumes and geared up for a hike down "Silicon Sixth" Avenue for our inaugural Startup Job Crawl in downtown Des Moines. Our goal for the event was to provide an avenue for students to introduce themselves to the budding entrepreneurial scene and experience what exists in Des Moines. … read more

3184_14727eea5d_small November 17, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Kansas City As we wrap up our coverage of the fourth Starutp Weekend Kansas City – look for a couple more interviews to come by week's end – we're excited to release the full video of the final Sunday pitches. The pitches, judged by Kathy Walker of OPENAIR Equity Partners, Joel Wiggins of ECJC, Carrie Royce of Red Nova Labs, Clay Patterson of Cerner Corporation and Danny Schreiber … read more

3178_0bdb07eff5_small November 15, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Lincoln Invest Nebraska Corporation has announced six finalists for the 2011 East 2 West Venture Competition. These entrepreneurs will pitch … 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.