Silicon Prairie News

October 26, 2012 by Kelsey Supenski

We're excited to bring you our 124th 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

4932_b22c99376f_small October 25, 2012 by Michael Stacy

San Francisco MindMixer, an Omaha startup that makes a web-based platform for community engagement, is in the homestretch of the inaugural Code for America Accelerator, which concludes with a Demo Day on Tuesday in San Francisco. The accelerator, run by San Francisco-based nonprofit Code for America, is a four-month program designed to give tech-based … read more

4931_a70a9e1c45_small October 25, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Austin Just more than two weeks remain for startups to apply for the fifth annual SXSW Interactive Accelerator. Applications are due Nov. 9 for the Accelerator, a competitive pitch event featuring 56 startups with innovative new products and services, which takes place March 11-13 during South By Southwest Interactive in Austin, Texas. Forty-eight companies will be chosen to participate March 11-12 in the main Accelerator event, which features six categories: social technology, innovative web, news technology, health technology, mobile technology and entertainment and gaming technology. Eight more startups will compete in the Accelerator … read more

4921_848a3835bb_small October 25, 2012 by Danny Schreiber

Des Moines The Technology Association of Iowa has announced the finalists of its fifth annual Women of Innovation Awards, which honor women leaders in science, technology … read more

4925_8bf9baf09d_small October 24, 2012 by Paige Yowell

Kansas City A national angel network recently relocated its headquarters from Nashville, Tenn., to Kansas City, Mo.. In addition to … read more

4922_51dc1ec391_small October 24, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Kansas City Brad Feld spoke earlier this month at Thinc Iowa, and we will release full video from Feld's talk sometime next week. But for those who didn't catch the former and can't wait to see the latter, we have something to hold you over, courtesy of the Kansas City, Mo.-based Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and its signature Sketchbook Series. Feld, a … read more

4919_f8e5b79ad5_small October 24, 2012 by Danny Schreiber

Kansas City The organizer of Compute Midwest, a Kansas City IT Professionals event that will take place Nov. 8-11 in Kansas City, has announced that the event's hackathon Nov. 10-11 will be held in Google's Fiber Space, a showroom and event space offering visitors an early glimpse of Google Fiber. Hackathon competitors will be given access to a 300 Mbps … read more

4916_b6f493ad6e_small October 23, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Omaha Two Omaha entrepreneurs are out to change the face of fundraising with TAGG, a web-based tool they hope will drive donations by "connecting people's passions to their pocketbook." Holly Baker and Leslie Fischer founded TAGG (which stands for Together A Greater Good) with dual goals: Enable charitable causes to raise money more easily and help local companies generate business. Visitors to TAGG's website can browse deals from local vendors … 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.