Silicon Prairie News

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

4953_9c0fb5c358_small November 1, 2012 by Danny Schreiber

Kansas City A Kansas City, Kan. house shared by three startups will be one of the first to receive Google Fiber in the Kansas City area. "We're working with a small group of pre-selected customers to test out everything before we officially launch to our customer installation program," Google Fiber spokesperson Jenna Wandres said in a phone interview Wednesday. Among those customers is startup co-founder Matthew Marcus, the owner of a home in Hanover Heights, the first Fiberhood chosen to receive Google's … read more

4951_0bfd0544ee_small October 31, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Mountain View As Zapier wrapped up its three-month stint in seed accelerator Y Combinator earlier this year, the founders of the Columbia, Mo.-born startup fielded ample advice on how to handle funding. "We heard, 'Get fundraising done as fast as possible. Don't worry about it. You want to finish it, and … read more

4950_20929ce5a1_small October 30, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Kansas City For a segment of television viewers, the Twitter conversation about what's on TV has become entertainment equal to — or greater than, some would argue — the television programming that inspires it. Take, for instance, the presidential debate on Oct. 22: During the 90-minute event, debate-related conversation accounted for some 6.5 million tweets, including more than 105,000 tweets per minute at the apex of activity. It's with those sorts of staggering statistics in mind that OneLouder, a Kansas City, Mo.-based … read more

4942_07b1125f02_small October 30, 2012 by Danny Schreiber

Lincoln The Drone Journalism Lab, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln endeavor that we reported received a Knight Prototype grant in June, has published its first drone-assisted stories. Using a small, unmanned aerial vehicle, the lab produced a video (above) and written report on this year's drought in Nebraska. "It was fun getting out there and doing actual journalism instead of talking about it," the lab's … read more

4949_122afa3b04_small October 30, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Ames Championship Productions, an Ames-based company that specializes in instructional video and literature for sports coaches, helped release a new iPad app earlier this month as part of the company's efforts to develop new channels for distributing its trove of instructional content. Championship Productions teamed with Justin Labagh, the men's basketball coach at the City College of San Francisco, and San Francisco-based developers to create iPracticeBuilder, an iPad app that allows coaches to build and store … 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.