Silicon Prairie News

7099_f07a79d43f_small July 23, 2014 by Kate Brosseau

Kansas City They say experience is the best teacher, and for Brendan Reilly, that quip resonates in more ways than one. As founder and CEO of Kansas City-based Eon Sports VR, Reilly has created a virtual world where athletes practice their mental and physical game. Although simulators and virtual reality technology are nothing new in the gaming industry, Reilly seems to have finally given athletics a reason to step off the field and into an on-field experience, without turf, equipment or brain-rattling hits. read more

7101_9af779083d_small July 23, 2014 by Silicon Prairie News

Kansas City Think Big Coworking is opening its doors to everyone this Thursday and Friday for KC Co-llide Day and SPN will have a part in it. From 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day the goal will be to get as much of the KC entrepreneur community together in one place as possible. read more

7098_8976edfb62_small July 23, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Lincoln Beehive Industries has filled a $2.5 million Series A investment from St. Louis-based Advantage Capital. The Lincoln-based startup provides infrastructure management and mapping software to utilities, city government and construction companies… read more

7071_66677d197f_small July 22, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Prairie Village It's not quite back-to-school season yet, but Kansas City-based startup career finding Briefcase is getting a new look and a few new ways to interact with its users.  read more

7092_bb932c5822_small July 22, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Lincoln It's been more than three years since Nebraska passed a law creating a tax incentive for investors to back startups. But the Nebraska Angel Investment Tax Credit has a problem. Granted, it's a good problem. Each year, more investors are pulling the trigger to fund startups and take the tax credits. So much so that the annual $3 million fund has run out faster and faster. In 2012, its inaugural full year, the funds were gone by mid-July. read more

7069_60f0a3c4f6_small July 21, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Kansas City You might not find cupcakes at your typical user group meeting or hackathon, but at Kansas City Women in Technology's next event, the sweet treat will be the attendee's "coding fuel." KCWiT invites KC-area mothers and their daughters to join them for Coding & Cupcakes, a three-hour event to teach coding and website building.  read more

7084_0a85a0ec84_small July 21, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha A new startup program focused on executing a business model canvas and lean principles aims to help early-stage startups figure out if their idea is viable. The new 10-week entrepreneurial endeavor, Aksarban Innovation Initiative, is using the Lean LaunchPad to help five startups: MultiMechanics, Techno FYI, Discovery Collective, Innovative Wellness and another undisclosed company. They're about halfway through the program. read more

7087_0ae6af16e2_small July 21, 2014 by Fred Bauters

Kansas City It's about that time. You can only procrastinate a few hours more. Nominations for the Silicon Prairie Awards end at midnight tonight. We've already had hundreds of flattering votes of confidence roll in, but if you haven't had a chance to vouch for a co-worker or colleague, now's the time. Or spread the word to have others weigh in. The clock is ticking. read more

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