Silicon Prairie News

4310_947261667d_small June 14, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Kansas City Think Big Partners will begin accepting applications Friday for the first class of its Think Big Accelerator, a 14-week program that aims, per a press release, to help tech-focused, early-stage startups and entrepreneurs launch their businesses "faster, stronger … read more

4291_bce1d15d88_small June 13, 2012 by Kate Ellingson

Lincoln FileBound co-founder Rex Lamb describes his company as “a little Nebraska company no one knows about.” But the numbers paint a different picture. The company's Lincoln headquarters house 55 employees, and FileBound also has offices in Denver and Tampa, data centers in Chicago and San Francisco and a team of 13 developers in India. Some 250 resellers in the U.S. sell FileBound's products … read more

4306_f1cea8aadb_small June 13, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Kansas City Question: What's better than getting together with your favorite entrepreneurial friends for libations and the chance to show off your vast knowledge of subjects ranging from startups to pop culture? Answer: The chance to win some fantastic prizes while doing all that, of course. You'll get that chance at our next Kansas City meetup. We're hosting the first Silicon Prairie News Pub Quiz next week as part of One Week KC. Our event gets underway at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Monk's Loft, the upstairs event space at The Beacon (5031 Main St.) in Kansas City, Mo. Located just a stone's throw south of the Country Club Plaza … read more

4302_0f8c517b64_small June 13, 2012 by Paige Yowell

Lincoln Brandon Dupsky doesn’t know much about programming, but as an ecommerce entrepreneur, he saw that Lincoln needed a space for app developers to get to know each other. So he started Nebraska Mobile, a meetup group for local app creators to network and collaborate. On May 24, about 24 entrepreneurs, computer science students and local business owners from Lincoln, neighboring Crete and Omaha … read more

4300_a99ade69ff_small June 13, 2012 by Sarah Binder

Iowa City The entrepreneurial spirit of a Startup Weekend is coming soon to a farm in Iowa. FarmHack: Iowa, a project of the National Young Farmers' Coalition, will bring small farmers together to connect and solve problems. They'll convene in Mechanicsville and Iowa City, June 20-21. "I've always been an entrepreneur," presenter Grant Schultz said. "I think a lot of people … read more

4297_227bc77f84_small June 12, 2012 by Danny Schreiber

Kansas City "I did not expect to have a lot of traction at all," Rodrigo Neri said around noon today, a little more than 12 hours after releasing Syte, an open-sourced personal website that offers social integrations. "I was just hoping a few people would use it." Neri, who's had success attracting more than a million users to his app myHomework … read more

4298_84c7767b86_small June 12, 2012 by Michael Stacy

San Francisco We reported on Dwolla's latest release of FiSync on the same day that Ben Milne unveiled the upgraded financial services product at Finovate Spring 2012 in San Francisco. But our introduction of FiSync just didn't pack quite the same punch as a presentation from Milne, the fast-talking co-founder and CEO of the Des Moines-based payments startup. Fortunately, Finovate recently released … read more

4295_790af62916_small June 12, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Lincoln Kyle Murphy hopes something that started as a subject of casual conversation with colleagues and grew into an informal lunch group can eventually become a regular resource for UX designers in Lincoln and Omaha. Murphy (left), the vice president of user experience at Hudl, recently helped launch a UX Meetup in Lincoln. The group will hold its second gathering from 6-9 p.m. Thursday at the offices of Nebraska Global (151 N. 8th St., Suite 300) in Lincoln's Haymarket district. Murphy perceived a need for the group after years of talking with other designers and developers about the disciplines involved in user experience. … read more

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Winners will be announced live on stage at
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