Silicon Prairie News

3164_b2ac434ddc_small November 11, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Kansas City More than 100 entrepreneurs, designers, developers, marketers and business people have gathered on the southern edge of Kansas City for the fourth Startup Weekend Kansas City. Taking place at the Cerner Innovations Campus, a health care information technology company, this Startup Weekend carries a bit more pressure as it helps kick off … read more

3158_81b27e6429_small November 11, 2011 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines Barcamp Des Moines will return to the Des Moines Central Public Library on Dec. 3. The half-day unconference last year attracted 75 people, who participated in three tracks: technology, creativity and entrepreneurship. Starting the day with a blank slate, 16 topics were chosen that ranged from "Living a Creative Life" to "Seed Investing" to "Online Civility." Like last year, Barcamp this year will kick … read more

3161_d4820a628b_small November 11, 2011 by Brittany Mascio

Iowa City Tune in here starting at 10 a.m. to follow the live blog of TEDxIowaCity, the local, independently organized … read more

November 11, 2011 by Brittany Mascio

We're excited to bring you our 77th Opportunities on the Prairie today, with positions at Corporate 3 Design, Deal Garden and Anderson Auto Group; Thought District in Lincoln; Integer … read more

3159_a10cb3ca80_small November 10, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Lincoln TEDxLincoln just got under way and will run until 6 p.m., featuring a full afternoon of speakers and videos. There's a live broadcast of the event streaming right courtesy of NET Nebraska. View the live stream here. If you're looking for company while watching the live stream, an off-site viewing party is taking place at the Lincoln Community Foundation … read more

3155_6eb6bc6295_small November 10, 2011 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines Three firsts in this week's episode: Sam DuRegger of Charming Beard Productions joined us as a guest, we celebrated a guest's birthday on the show and the same guest made a quick exit moments later (due to what turned out to be some first-time pregnancy jitters — it happens to the best of us). It was a fun show, and we discussed Scott Case's … read more

3157_c0d5f953ec_small November 10, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Kansas City Starting at 10 a.m. today, the Brainzooming Group and the Social Media Club of Kansas City are set to release the findings from their brainstorming session for the Building the Gigabit City initiative. The initial brainstorming session, which took place on Oct. 3, focused on how Kansas City can leverage the ultra high-speed internet that Google Fiber … read more

3143_f26687de12_small November 10, 2011 by Royce Haynes

Kansas City The Kansas City Area Development Council (KCADC) had its annual luncheon, Fast KC, last Friday and shared progress on regional commerce and plans for the future of Kansas City region. The progress report indicated Kansas City has fostered significant job creation, with the expansion of companies like Cerner boosting the regional economy. Bill Taylor, co-founder of Fast Company and recent author of Practically Radical, was Fast KC's keynote speaker. Taylor delivered a talk about innovation and leadership in business. The speech centered around … 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.