Silicon Prairie News

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

4260_8cf27a0a85_small June 5, 2012 by Bob Specht

Kansas City If you were to guess the location of some Kansas City and the Midwest’s best developers and designers over the weekend, a golf course may not be your first choice, unless you knew about Hack The Midwest. Saturday morning nearly 100 hackers filed into the clubhouse of the Heartland Golf Club and set up shop to participate in the inaugural rendition of the 24-hour hackathon. The event kicked off with breakfast and API talks by representatives from MapQuest, SendGrid, Mashery, Dwolla and … read more

4257_830831ddcc_small June 5, 2012 by Danny Schreiber

Today we welcome to the Silicon Prairie News team three new faces that will be spending the next 12 weeks with us. But unlike interns in years past that we've housed in our Omaha office, our interns this summer are based in cities throughout the Silicon Prairie. … read more

4255_ced0271acf_small June 5, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Lincoln The high school sports offseason is, it appears, prime shopping season for Hudl. For the second offseason in a row — and the second time inside a calendar year — Hudl has purchased its largest competitor. The Lincoln company, which makes web-based video analysis and coaching tools for sports teams, today announced it has acquired APEX Sports Software of Lower Burwell, Penn. Hudl paid cash, giving up no equity in the deal. No APEX employees will join the Hudl team, which currently stands at 54 employees. Today's news comes just 11 months after Hudl's July 2011 purchase of Digital Sports Video (DSV), which at the time was the second-largest player … read more

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