Silicon Prairie News

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

4809_eca941cb68_small October 30, 2012 by Danny Schreiber

Lincoln Invest Nebraska, a 10-year-old private, nonprofit corporation known for its regular business plan competitions, is now funding early-stage startups thanks to the leadership of its first CEO and a pair of contracts with the State of Nebraska. The May 2011 passage of Gov. Dave Heineman's Talent and Innovation Initiative put Invest Nebraska in charge of part of the Nebraska Innovation Fund, a new, state-financed fund aimed at helping entrepreneurs. The state's department of economic development also tapped the organization to manage an Angel Sidecar Fund, which emerged as a result of funding from … read more

4926_144b20824d_small October 29, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Lincoln Don't Panic Labs fielded and consistently passed on offers for consulting work for some time following its launch in late 2010. But eventually Don't Panic Labs, the technical arm of Lincoln-based software investment firm Nebraska Global … read more

4928_957ec7ffb9_small October 26, 2012 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha A trio with ties to Silicon Prairie News has revealed its next endeavor, Flywheel, a startup offering premium WordPress hosting and soon a management product. SPN co-founder and CEO Dusty Davidson teamed up in early August with Rick Knudtson and Tony … read more

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

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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.