Silicon Prairie News

4695_0175a2ddb9_small September 7, 2012 by Brittany Mascio

We'll kick off the fall editions of the Startup Job Crawl on Tuesday in Des Moines and hold our event in Omaha on Wednesday. Registration is still open for both startups and students. If you're a student looking to explore internship options, an advisor wanting to provide your class with new opportunities or a startup searching for incredible talent, join us next week for an event that connects startups and students. Many of the participating startups are looking to meet and hire great talent … read more

September 7, 2012 by Brittany Mascio & Kelsey Supenski

We're excited to bring you our 118th 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

4699_b16173fe23_small September 6, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Omaha By now, a dozen golden prairie dogs have found new homes in the offices of startups, investors and service providers across the region. With the inaugural Silicon Prairie Awards squarely in the rearview mirror, we've shared winners' reactions, video of the ceremony, coverage of David Cohen's keynote and much more from the Aug. 30 event. But the Awards was … read more

4696_e3cca5173e_small September 6, 2012 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha At the midway point of his keynote speech at the Silicon Prairie Awards on Aug. 30, TechStars founder and CEO David Cohen got the crowd inside the Joslyn Art Museum's Witherspoon Concert Hall involved. "If you love it (in the Midwest) … stand up," Cohen said. "If you don't think you're going to be (in the Midwest) in 20 years … sit down." Cohen then asked those who are not active entrepreneurs to sit down. He followed with another … read more

4697_1469290264_small September 6, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Kansas City Launch KC appears to be just about go for, um, launch. Said to be a strategic initiative aimed at attracting tech entrepreneurs and professionals to the Crossroads Arts District and throughout downtown Kansas City, Mo., Launch KC will be officially unveiled next week. A press conference regarding the initiative is scheduled for 3 p.m. Monday on the rooftop of the Barkley (1740 Main St.). The event is open to the public. Monday's slate of scheduled presenters includes Sly James, the mayor of Kansas City … read more

4690_194bdaf384_small September 6, 2012 by Paige Yowell

Kansas City Kansas City startup PlanetReuse has been selected as one of 12 recipients of a $250,000 grant from the Chase and LivingSocial program Mission: Small Business. The company, which we last covered in June, was chosen from a pool of close to 70,000 applicants from across the U.S. During the application process, owners of businesses that had been operating for at least two years with less than 100 employees were required to answer … read more

4693_46a44ccedb_small September 6, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Mission Woods Pollenware (C2FO), a Mission Woods, Kan. company that calls itself the "global market for working capital," on Wednesday announced it has raised a $9.1 … read more

4661_60548809c9_small September 5, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Columbia Startup Weekend will make its second appearance in middle Missouri Sept. 28-30. Startup Weekend Columbia … read more

The polls are open!

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.