Silicon Prairie News

3176_dea0494b6b_small November 15, 2011 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines PrairieCast Episode 62 is coming to you live today at 2 p.m with guests Emma Peterson of Tikly and Adam Belz of the Des Moines Register. We'll be talking about Horsebot3k's big win at Startup Weekend Kansas City, tomorrow's Startup Job Crawl in Des Moines and Dwolla blowing up the national media scene. Did you miss last week's show? No problem! Check out the archive at "PrairieCast with Sam DuRegger and Jordan Lampe (Video)". Don't forget to subscribe to the new PrairieCast video feed in iTunes so you can take it with you on the go. While you're at it, why not give us a "like" … read more

3175_48ffd2bdc2_small November 15, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Kansas City Over lunch on Saturday at Startup Weekend Kansas City, Kansas City, Kan. Mayor Joe Reardon and Kansas City, Mo. Mayor Sly James stopped to meet some of the participants, deliver remarks on entrepreneurship, innovation and Google Fiber in Kansas City as well as open themselves up to a 20-minute Q&A. We've captured their 10-minute remarks on video (above) and have a one-on-one … read more

3173_bd399a9962_small November 14, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Kansas City Horsebot3k, an Amazon review analyzer, took home the top prize at the fourth Startup Weekend Kansas City, a 54-hour event in which more than 100 participants formed teams and attempted to take an idea from concept stage to a prototype with a business model and then pitch it on Sunday evening. Bold Predictions, an app that timestamps users' … read more

3170_81e77a2042_small November 14, 2011 by Michael Stacy

In 123 countries around the world and several cities across the Silicon Prairie, today marks the start of the fourth annual Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), sponsored by the Kansas City, Mo.-based Ewing Marion Kauffman Foudation. Globally, more than 25,000 partner organizations will host 40,000 events in a week-long … read more

3163_3b62c09f8d_small November 14, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Des Moines Surveying the employment landscape last year in search of his next opportunity, Shawn Harrington found something he could really sink his teeth into with eDossea, a secure, online file-sharing network for the dental industry. “Looking at the (dental) industry, how there was a need for better communication, it just made sense,” Harrington said in a phone interview last month. “I believed in it — what the company was trying to do, what eDossea’s … read more

3139_c8d18f85b7_small November 14, 2011 by Brittany Mascio

Every Monday, look for our events post to keep you in the loop on the happenings of the week. From meetups and conferences to workshops and pitch sessions, if it's happening on the Prairie, you'll find it here. … read more

3168_a48fc284ea_small November 13, 2011 by Geoff Wood

Kansas City Final presentations have wrapped up and the top spot at Startup Weekend Kansas City goes to Horsebot3k.  read more

3167_d1c3709ecc_small November 13, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Kansas City s the final pitches are set to get underway at 4 p.m., take a few minutes to check out the work of the teams and some pictures from the final day of Startup Weekend Kansas City. Live-streaming Pitches – Tune in for the final pitches at 4 p.m. by visiting our post "Startup Weekend KC final pitches live-streaming at 4." Each team will have five minutes … read more

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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.