Silicon Prairie News

7086_9b48224653_small July 21, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Previously applications for the annual "Get in the Ring: The American Startup Clash" pitch competition were limited to American citizens. But that's no longer the case.  read more

7060_f9433cbd05_small July 21, 2014 by SPN Newsroom

Every Monday Silicon Prairie News' editorial team will share some of the interesting regional content we've read as well as SPN's most-read stories over the last week… read more

7083_d18fc022bb_small July 18, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Des Moines For the second summer, the hallways of Des Moines' Central Campus have echoed with the sounds of students, if only for a few days. The second annual Tech Journey camp wrapped Friday afternoon with a presentation as well as student show and tell open to parents, media and members of the community… read more

7085_96b107ccf3_small July 18, 2014 by Silicon Prairie News

Every week, Silicon Prairie News presents opportunities in the region's tech, startup and creative community. From a contract job to a co-founder role, these positions are submitted by companies and gathered from public postings. To submit a job listing for consideration (free), complete our job board submission form. To feature a job listing (paid), select the duration in the form. Positions submitted by noon each Thursday will be presented in Friday's weekly post. Contact with questions. read more

7079_4ce8c47e73_small July 18, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Des Moines On Thursday evening, the University of Iowa John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center hosted a social hour event for its Des Moines-based Venture School program.  read more

7077_37d0795ee1_small July 18, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Sioux City You're never too old for summer camp—at least, that's what the RXA Technology team would have you believe… read more

7076_f7abf7bbc5_small July 17, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha 1 Million Cups Omaha-Lincoln has shared founding stories, success stories, post-mortems and Wednesday, an acquisition story from Craig Walter of It's Deductible, a tax software startup acquired by the makers of TurboTax in 2003… read more

7051_9f82de9a8b_small July 17, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Lincoln Nearly every startup has had to pivot in some form or another. A tweak here or there. But two entrepreneurs from Florida taking part in the NMotion Accelerator in Lincoln have made a pretty drastic change: creating a company that helps athletes become entrepreneurs to creating an app for on-demand lawn care. Co-founders Mike Fingado and Brian Dzingai figured out early in the program the first idea wasn't something they'd be able to launch and scale quickly enough.  read more

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