Silicon Prairie News

4653_108bbd1dfd_small August 27, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Kansas City Immediately following Google's announcement last month of its plan for rolling out Google Fiber in the Kansas City area, a steady stream of people began expressing a desire to relocate to the City of Fountains to gain access to the ultra high-speed internet service. Now, one website is out to make that relocation process easier. Kansas City Hacker Homes … read more

4582_a610dccd0a_small August 24, 2012 by Annie Sorensen

Kansas City Strengthening communities, no matter the method, is what lies at the core of Kansas City, Mo.-based startup Luminopolis. Founded in late 2003 by Jase Wilson, Luminopolis set out to improve communities by helping them design, develop and maintain online solutions. Since then, Luminopolis has worked with more than 100 clients, including the City of Kansas City, Missouri, the Kansas City Chiefs and Massachusetts Institute … read more

4585_91763073c0_small August 24, 2012 by Brittany Mascio

Are you a student actively looking for the must-have fall internship? Are you a startup looking for talent? Either way, you're in luck. We're starting the school year with back-to-school editions of the Startup Job Crawl, the event that brings talented college and university students together with the startup community to create powerful connections and discover opportunities here on The Prairie. The events will take place in Des Moines on Sept. 11 and in Omaha on Sept. 12 … read more

August 24, 2012 by Kelsey Supenski

We're excited to bring you our 116th 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 Submission … read more

4645_94a3e59ac0_small August 23, 2012 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha One week from today, more than 400 entrepreneurs, investors, creatives, professionals and others will gather at the Joslyn Art Museum on the edge of downtown Omaha for our inaugural Silicon Prairie Awards. At the event, 12 companies and individuals will be recognized for their outstanding products, strong leadership and noteworthy contributions to the community the past year. A limited number of tickets still remain. All, from startup founders to … read more

4640_ce86f8e625_small August 22, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Kansas City Sporting Innovations will spend $20 million renovating a historic Kansas City, Mo. building to become its new headquarters and plans to create 120 new jobs in Kansas City over the next three years. Company officials announced that news today alongside Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon in a press conference at the Kauffman Center for Performing Arts. … read more

4639_61c13461a2_small August 22, 2012 by Danny Schreiber

Though the four finalists for our Silicon Prairie Ambassador awards reside outside of the region, that hasn't stopped them from supporting its startup community this past year. At our inaugural Silicon Prairie Awards event on Aug. 30, one these four finalists will be recognized as the year's Silicon Prairie Ambassador. In anticipation of that celebration, we're providing overviews of the four contenders for each of our 12 Silicon Prairie Awards. The finalists — 48 in all — are the result of public nominations in July and input from our selection committee earlier this month. A public vote will help determine the winners of the awards, so cast your ballot for the Silicon Prairie Ambassador below, or visit the awards page to vote on all 12 categories. … read more

4638_7b2335d1fc_small August 22, 2012 by Danny Schreiber

Each of the four finalists for the Silicon Prairie Community Champion award plays a different part in the region's startup community – there's a CEO of a mentorship program, an entrepreneur in residence at a VC firm, a mentor in residence at an incubator and an entrepreneurship director of a chamber of commerce. But through their unique roles, all four finalists had a major hand in the growth of the Silicon Prairie. At our inaugural Silicon Prairie Awards event on Aug. 30, one these four finalists will be recognized as the year's Silicon Prairie Community Champion. In anticipation of that celebration, we're providing overviews of the four contenders for each of our 12 Silicon Prairie Awards. The finalists — 48 in all — are the result … 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.

Vote!