Silicon Prairie News

6961_ba00c75a39_small June 13, 2014 by Silicon Prairie News

Every week, Silicon Prairie News presents opportunities in the region's tech, startup and creative community. From a contract job to a co-founder role, these positions are submitted by companies and gathered from public postings. To submit a job listing for consideration (free), complete our job board submission form. To feature a job listing (paid), select the duration in the form. Positions submitted by noon each Thursday will be presented in Friday's weekly post. Contact editor@siliconprairienews.com with questions. read more

6942_7d02c40ac2_small June 12, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Des Moines It's been six months since Omaha editor Jordan Pascale has been on the job, and he reported on a lot in his first few months. We were taken back by all the movement, which got us to thinking, "What have been the key storylines for each region?" Each has had a unique story, and over the next three days we'll run through some of those storylines—Nebraska yesterday, Iowa today and Kansas City on Friday. read more

6953_e3bd65179c_small June 12, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha When Corey Anand, a startup founder out of Chicago, was asked to join Straight Shot, an accelerator in Omaha, he was ready to get out of his element. "I've never been to Omaha, but this was three months out of my life that I could be heads down and work on my company," Anand said Wednesday night after the accelerator shared its second class of seven ecommerce and SaaS startups. read more

6934_1187eec84f_small June 11, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha It's been six months since Omaha editor Jordan Pascale has been on the job, and he reported on a lot in his first few months. We were taken back by all the movement, which got us to thinking, "What have been the key storylines for each region?" Each has had a unique story, and over the next three days we'll run through some of those storylines—Nebraska today, Iowa on Thursday and Kansas City on Friday. read more

6946_a6794371e9_small June 11, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Des Moines Last year Tony Kioko and a team of other local IT professionals did what, at the time, seemed impossible. They created a nonprofit—Tech Journey—to help empower Des Moines students with limited access to resources to take an interest in technology. read more

6949_82c0ed926e_small June 10, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Kansas City It's not every day Nathan Benjamin gets an email from a documentary director, let alone one working on a project for ESPN's "30-for-30" documentary series. In fact, at first he says he didn't pay the message much mind. The email inquired about a 7,200-square-foot reclaimed gym floor—a piece that was once listed on his company's site, but had since been sold. read more

6945_69a6bc46cc_small June 9, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha BuyNow Worldwide, an Omaha-based startup, has raised $355,000 in seed funding from Foundry Group's Angels and Invest Nebraska. Founder and CEO Shaz Khan told SPN the funds will help reach more publishers and advertisers to increase BuyNow's reach, maybe open a New York office and help rebrand the startup's image. BuyNow is a mobile-commerce app that enables consumers to instantly purchase advertised products or services off of any multimedia ad by sending a text message.  read more

6944_4f1e498614_small June 9, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Des Moines About a month ago, Geoff Wood proposed a plan for what could become central Iowa's new "entrepreneurial center of gravity" following the fast-approaching end of StartupCity Des Moines in September. Now it looks like all systems are go with the new space, to be named Gravitate. Located in the Midland Building, just blocks from StartupCity's current location, Wood wrote in a blog post Monday that construction will begin to ready the space for its Sept. 1 opening sometime this week. read more

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