Silicon Prairie News

4722_58e290744c_small September 17, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Omaha After rolling through Des Moines on Tuesday, the Silicon Prairie News Startup Job Crawl hit Omaha on Wednesday. More than 80 crawlers and representatives from 17 Omaha and Lincoln companies were on hand at the Mastercraft Building in North Downtown Omaha for the city's second rendition of the event. We made an effort throughout the evening to visit with a variety of crawlers — a group comprised … read more

4712_96b562d983_small September 17, 2012 by Paige Yowell

Des Moines Jay Namboor and Darryl Jose, the founders of Des Moines-based iapps24, are seeking to replace the traditional business card with Proferral, a recently released app designed to facilitate networking and professional recommendations. The app, now available for download in the App Store … read more

4664_954e415fcf_small September 14, 2012 by Chris Wolfgang

Omaha Contemporary Analysis (CAN), a four-year-old B2B analytics company in Omaha, launched Portal, an online data-exchange interface for its clients, last week. “Customers don’t always have data that’s in perfect shape,” said Matt Crowl, a navigator at CAN. While face-to-face collaboration has been the tried-and-true way to bring a new client’s data into workable condition, that method of sorting through a … read more

September 14, 2012 by Brittany Mascio & Kelsey Supenski

We're excited to bring you our 119th 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 … read more

4726_e388bc354d_small September 13, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Mission Woods On the heels of last week's news that his company raised a $9.1 million round led by Union Square Ventures, Pollenware CEO Sandy Kemper sat down with Bloomberg TV for an interview that aired Wednesday. During the course of a three-minute clip from that interview, Kemper touched on topics that include the USV funding, the genesis of Pollenware and the … read more

4725_a20e03db95_small September 13, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Kansas City The final tally from the Google Fiber rally is in. Google this afternoon announced that 180 "fiberhoods" in Kansas City, Kan. and Kansas City, Mo. will be wired for its new, ultra high-speed internet service. The Hanover Heights fiberhood in Kansas City, Kan. is … read more

4721_a40fe73187_small September 13, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Cedar Falls Banno on Wednesday unveiled an upgraded version of Grip, its application designed to help users make financial decisions on the go. Banno CEO Wade Arnold and engineer Ben Metz showed off the overhauled app at FinovateFall 2012 in New York. Banno, a Cedar Falls-based company that makes mobile applications, websites and personalized payment card services, first introduced Grip last year at the same event. The original version of Grip enabled consumers to aggregate all … read more

4692_1d482701af_small September 13, 2012 by Paige Yowell

Omaha When we caught up with Phenomblue back in March, the Omaha-based brand experience agency's Signature Reserve committee had recently unveiled its Daydreamer project. With the release last month of a video about that project, we figured it was an ideal time to check in on Daydreamer. Signature Reserve, Phenomblue's think tank for special in-house … read more

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