Silicon Prairie News

4977_c2ec316297_small November 6, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Silicon Prairie students and recent graduates interested in learning to design and develop will have an opportunity through Friday to qualify for two years of free online instruction in those disciplines. Treehouse, a company that provides a series of web-based videos and quizzes to help people learn how to design and develop for the web and for iOS, is giving away 5,000 scholarships for two years … read more

4963_adb3e46e08_small November 6, 2012 by Paige Yowell

Overland Park In just three years, an idea for a social media management tool has morphed into a company that helps businesses monitor and manage the risks of social media accounts. Overland Park, Kan.-based SocialVolt now has more than 300 clients, most which are businesses within regulated industries, such as financial firms. “Our job is to help companies do social in a way that … read more

4975_68c10b3891_small November 6, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Kansas City The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation has announced a lineup of 24 startups slated to present Monday at the second Startup@Kauffman Demo Day, an event that will serve as the official opener for Global Entrepreneurship Week in Kansas City. It will be the second such event hosted this year by the Kauffman Foundation, following a Demo Day in June that kicked off One Week KC. The 24 startups, which represent … read more

4947_6214c5e60e_small November 5, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Kansas City The Mid-America Regional Council on Thursday announced the formation of KC Digital Drive, the latest iteration on a plan by civic leadership from both sides of the … read more

4968_6714539de8_small November 5, 2012 by Danny Schreiber

Kansas City Zaarly on Saturday rolled out the latest iteration of its online marketplace to users in Kansas City, the fourth city to receive the revamped version. The new approach, called Storefronts, deviates from Zaary's original request model – "I'd pay blank for blank" – by putting the service providers who respond to the requests up front. "It was just really … read more

4955_66bcad1691_small November 2, 2012 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha Omaha-based companies The Foundary and Saddle Creek Records pressed play on a partnership Tuesday that has the home furnishings flash sales site featuring merchandise from the indie record label. "The event adds a new lifestyle element and also gives us the ability to team up with a local company," Emily Jetter, a marketing specialist … read more

November 2, 2012 by Kelsey Supenski

We're excited to bring you our 125th Opportunities on The Prairie today from all over the region. If you have an opportunity to add, please register your positions using our Job Board Submission form … read more

4961_739508d56c_small November 1, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Prairie Village InvenQuery, a Prairie Village, Kan. startup that provides technology to help retailers of unique merchandise handle inventory, point-of-sale and e-commerce, today announced $650,000 in Series A funding from Dundee Venture Capital of Omaha. That investment, coupled with $450,000 in angel funding … 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.