Silicon Prairie News

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

3175_48ffd2bdc2_small November 15, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Kansas City Over lunch on Saturday at Startup Weekend Kansas City, Kansas City, Kan. Mayor Joe Reardon and Kansas City, Mo. Mayor Sly James stopped to meet some of the participants, deliver remarks on entrepreneurship, innovation and Google Fiber in Kansas City as well as open themselves up to a 20-minute Q&A. We've captured their 10-minute remarks on video (above) and have a one-on-one … read more

3170_81e77a2042_small November 14, 2011 by Michael Stacy

In 123 countries around the world and several cities across the Silicon Prairie, today marks the start of the fourth annual Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), sponsored by the Kansas City, Mo.-based Ewing Marion Kauffman Foudation. Globally, more than 25,000 partner organizations will host 40,000 events in a week-long … read more

3139_c8d18f85b7_small November 14, 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 on the Prairie, you'll find it here. … read more

3168_a48fc284ea_small November 13, 2011 by Geoff Wood

Kansas City Final presentations have wrapped up and the top spot at Startup Weekend Kansas City goes to Horsebot3k.  read more

3167_d1c3709ecc_small November 13, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Kansas City s the final pitches are set to get underway at 4 p.m., take a few minutes to check out the work of the teams and some pictures from the final day of Startup Weekend Kansas City. Live-streaming Pitches – Tune in for the final pitches at 4 p.m. by visiting our post "Startup Weekend KC final pitches live-streaming at 4." Each team will have five minutes … read more

3166_6f3cf12c2f_small November 13, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Kansas City Kicking off at 4 p.m., tune in here to watch the 12 Startup Weekend Kansas City teams pitch their ideas to a panel of five judges. Each team will have five minutes to pitch what they've come up with and built over 54 hours. Expect to see demos of new products, logos of new companies and business models of new players in the market. Judging the competition will be Kathy Walker of OPENAIR Equity … read more

3165_b032c6c48e_small November 12, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Kansas City The coffee has been poured and the laptops are heating up, the second day of Startup Weekend Kansas City is well underway with 12 teams building out the ideas pitched Friday night. Following the pitches, the more than 30 individuals that pitched ideas held up or their idea on a poster board for a voting session – if a participant liked … 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.