Silicon Prairie News

4282_9320c5108f_small June 11, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Kansas City It's a week so chock-full of entrepreneurial activity that it can't be contained to just seven days. One Week KC, a series of events designed to inspire, educate and connect Kansas City entrepreneurs, kicks off June 18 and runs through June 26, featuring nine days of events aimed at celebrating and raising the profile of Kansas City's … read more

4288_7653b29d9e_small June 11, 2012 by Danny Schreiber

Des Moines Business Innovation Zone in Des Moines, led by Mike Colwell, holds an educational luncheon for entrepreneurs in Central Iowa. Titled "Business Insights and Networking Luncheon Series," each event features a speaker from the Des Moines community with either expertise or thought leadership in an area that's applicable to people working on building high growth and scalable businesses. … read more

4285_4638929cb1_small June 10, 2012 by Danny Schreiber

San Francisco Following Apple's World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) opening day in Moscone West on Monday, Omahans and other Silicon Prairie people attending the event – or happen to find themselves in San Francisco for whatever reason – are invited to a meetup three blocks northwest at the Press Club of San Francisco (20 Yerba Buena Lane) from 6-9 p.m. PDT. The event, "Omahans and Expats," is organized by Rahul Gupta … read more

4266_3da05911a3_small June 8, 2012 by Danny Schreiber

Kansas City Over the past three weeks, Ken Miner, the director of national accounts at Overland Park, Kan. startup Front Flip, has been reaching out to friends for help – online and offline. In April, Ken's wife Kris (left) was diagnosed with Stage 4B Large Cell Lymphona, a very intrusive form of cancer that carries a life expectancy of 1-3 years. Doctors called for immediate, aggressive treatment, prescribing a stem cell and bone marrow transplant. The path to the … read more

June 8, 2012 by Brittany Mascio

We're excited to bring you our 106th Opportunities on The Prairie today from all over the region. If you have an opportunity to add, please register your positions using our … read more

4267_093bd33af2_small June 7, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Lincoln Were you aware that the NFL's notorious "Spygate" scandal served as impetus for Hudl to beef up the security protecting its video? Or that Hudl's clients include teams from 20 sports? Hudl's Matt Mueller shared that information and more during a radio spot Wednesday morning with Jack & John In the Morning on Lincoln news talk station KLIN. One day after Hudl announced its acquisition of APEX Sports Software, Mueller, Hudl's vice president of business development, took to the airwaves for a 15-minute visit with KLIN's Jack Mitchell and John Bishop. Mueller has worked at Hudl, the Lincoln company that makes web-based video analysis and coaching tools for sports, almost as long as the company has been around. … read more

4268_a7e0c80d2e_small June 7, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Kansas City The latest installment of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation's animated Sketchbook Series illustrates one of the Kansas City, Mo.-based foundation's own programs. In the Sketchbook video, which is entitled "Go Fast, Grow Fast" and was released on Friday, Kauffman FastTrac president Alana Muller describes the organization … read more

4265_88f2ee8a71_small June 6, 2012 by Danny Schreiber

Kansas City The winner of the inaugural Hack the Midwest event is already showing that 24 hours can deliver a product that not only works, but also one that's polished enough one to gain press and users. "The response has been phenomenal," said Michael Bleigh (left), who built Qup (pronounced "queue up"), an app that sends email notifications for new videos on Netflix Instant. Bleigh, a fellow at Washington D.C.-based Intridea and a Kansas City resident … read more

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Winners will be announced live on stage at
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