Silicon Prairie News

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

4840_dbcae7aeda_small October 23, 2012 by Chris Wolfgang

Omaha “It was just a great idea that had to happen,” Patrick Kwete, a University of Nebrsaka at Omaha bioinformatics student, said of his brainwave of January 2011. Expat Care, a software system designed to facilitate easier communication about treatment results between doctors across the globe, was incorporated last summer. While talking with doctors and med students at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Kwete heard repeatedly that the issue of personalized health care is complex. Individual case studies … read more

4908_47ee000dc6_small October 22, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Des Moines Iowa's capital city will host its second Startup Weekend of 2012 Nov. 16-18. Startup Weekend Des Moines, a weekend-long education in launching a high-growth business, will take place once again at StartupCity Des Moines (317 6th Ave.). During the event, teams devote a weekend to building the foundation of a business. It begins Friday evening with participants coming together and delivering minute-long pitches of ideas for startups. Attendees then spend Saturday and Sunday working in teams to … read more

4888_0d104dde68_small October 22, 2012 by Paige Yowell

Lincoln A class at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is attempting to show advertising students the ins and outs of running an agency by providing real world experience, with real clients and real bills to pay. The main goal of Jacht Club, the student-run agency, is to teach students across campus about the business side of advertising. After just two years of operation, Jacht Club now boasts several paying clients, including Iguana’s Bar in Lincoln, NBC Bank and the Nebraska Shrine Bowl. Students must … 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.