Silicon Prairie News

3134_d792a96379_small November 4, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Kansas City The Kansas City Area Development Council (KCADC) and the Software and Information Technology Association of Kansas (SITAKS) announced today they are combining forces to create KCnext —The Technology Council of Greater Kansas City. The announcement marks a new beginning for the three-year-old SITAKS, as it joins with KCADC to establish a new regional technology council with members … read more

3133_1c859002ad_small November 4, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Like wildfire or something else that makes for less trite similes but spreads in equally speedy fashion, coworking spaces and incubators seem to have swept across the Silicon Prairie in recent months. From Sioux City to Cedar Rapids, from the DSM to KCMO, there is, at present, a proliferation of the places opening their doors on the Prairie. Now, for the startups and entrepreneurs involved in several of those spaces in Iowa, there are even more open doors. … read more

3130_a4d533dcaa_small November 4, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Kansas City Kickanotch Mobile, a Prairie Village, Kan.-based mobile media application and ad network solution, today announced a $1.1 million Series A round led by 42 Ventures of Salt Lake City … read more

November 4, 2011 by Brittany Mascio

We're excited to bring you our 76th Opportunities on the Prairie today, with positions at Corporate 3 Design and Swanson Russell in Omaha and Cramer Dev in Iowa City, Iowa. read more

3125_4cfbdb7fff_small November 3, 2011 by Brittany Mascio

Kansas City Kansas City will be one of 21 cities participating in Startup Weekend Nov.11-13. The 54-hour event, during which participants build ideas into web or mobile applications that could form the basis of credible businesses, returns to the city as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week sponsored by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Startup Weekend, now an affiliate of the Kauffman Foundation (see our post "Kauffman Foundation brings Startup Weekend … read more

3129_f94099f232_small November 3, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Lincoln A team of Nebraska designers is earning high marks — or even, we dare say, "mad props" — for its new laptop stand, The Prop. Nicholas Pajerski and Justin Brouillette, who work together with a group called MAKE Collaboration, created The Prop, a portable stand composed of two interlocking pieces of inexpensive, lightweight plastic, in response to their frustration over a lack of good laptop … read more

3127_f9462398bd_small November 3, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Kansas City A pair of nonprofit organizations that play a prominent role in promoting entrepreneurship on the Silicon Prairie — and across the globe — will now do so in even closer conjunction. The Kansas City, Mo.-based Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation today announced that Startup Weekend is now an affiliate of the foundation. Seattle-based Startup Weekend, which runs a global series … read more

3126_115b0f9d35_small November 3, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Washington, D.C. Lincoln-based software investment fund Nebraska Global is among some 50 companies receiving recognition today in Washington, D.C. for its role in A Billion + Change, a national campaign to mobilize skills-based and pro bono volunteer services to help build the capacity of nonprofit organizations to effectively meet community needs. Nonprofit, business and government leaders are gathered … 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.