Silicon Prairie News

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

7068_ba21fe953c_small July 16, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Kansas City On June 24, Diana Kander's novel "All In Startup" finally hit shelves and to say its reception was warm seems to be an understatement. Among a number of other lists, Kander's book was named to this week's New York Times best seller list, in the nonfiction category of "Advice, How-To & Miscellaneous." The book also appeared on the Wall Street Journal's list of best sellers in the nonfiction category.  read more

7070_1be4ac9674_small July 15, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Des Moines Now with only a few swipes, and a tap or two, Google Glass wearers around the country can pay merchants using Dwolla. But the Des Moines-based payments startup isn't the one behind the development. The Members Group (TMG), a Des Moines-based financial services company that provides payments processing solutions, announced the Google Glass app—called See2Pay—during its Executive Summit in Lake Tahoe, Calif., on Tuesday.  read more

7067_71ca2056c7_small July 15, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Lenexa It's happened to the best of us. You've just settled into the couch for a night in front of the TV and the technology struggles begin. Whether it's the combination of three different remote controls or the routine of stretching and bending to get the remote control to communicate with the receiver box, the process is daunting. read more

7036_aecda37090_small July 14, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Des Moines It had become a common occurrence for Bob Rehkemper and his partners at Gourley, Rehkemper and Lindholm law firm in Des Moines. He'd be at a bar with friends or colleagues and the topic would invariably shift to his profession as a criminal defense attorney specializing in DUI and OWI. Immediately, everyone wanted to know what to do if they were pulled over by law enforcement. So Rehkemper and his partners got creative.  read more

7062_46d01f236f_small July 14, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Boulder Earlier this year when Des Moines-based startup Bawte relaunched its platform to focus more heavily on customer support, former Hatchlings team member George Jurgens posted the product on ProductHunt. At the time, Bawte co-founder John Jackovin says he'd never heard of the site and was surprised when Bawte was quickly voted to the top. read more

7061_8ad819134c_small July 14, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Omaha Proxibid company Divvy, a retailer of new and recertified consumer electronics, announced Monday it has acquired a South Sioux City, Nebraska-based company called Value Recovery Services (VRS). read more

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