Silicon Prairie News

7041_821b12e9d0_small July 8, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha Nathan Preheim realizes most people are probably thinking, "What the hell?" right now. That's because Preheim, co-founder and COO of MindMixer, arguably one of the region's most successful startups, has stepped down. His new gig? COO of Kugler Vision, an Omaha ophthalmology practice. He'll be in charge of on-boarding patients, training new hires, optimizing work flow, marketing and sales. read more

7034_af297629bc_small July 8, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Iowa City Earlier this year, ClusterFlunk expanded its platform to more than 50 universities across the country. Now the company is growing its investor connections across state lines to the Windy City. The Iowa City-based startup announced Tuesday it closed a $1 million round of funding led by Chicago-based venture capital firm Lightbank. Local early-stage fund, Built by Iowa, also contributed to the round.  read more

7037_e6ef573206_small July 7, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Lincoln In the past 25 years, walk-in traffic at banks has dropped 90 percent. And with that decline, so has the opportunity to talk with customers. read more

7038_aea060b7ba_small July 7, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha 1 Million Cups Omaha is making a move to the Wareham Building, 1624 Mike Fahey St., in North Downtown this week. The startup presentation and networking event on Wednesday mornings is leaving the University of Nebraska at Omaha's Mammel Hall, where it began last October. Organizers hope the move will be more convenient and bring out more attendees. read more

7026_ffafbe7071_small July 7, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Sioux City Sioux City, Iowa, might not be an expected place for a thriving entrepreneurial community, but RXA Technology—a mobile development company based in the city—is helping foster just that through a one-night event.  read more

7017_be3672552a_small July 7, 2014 by SPN Newsroom

Every Monday Silicon Prairie News' editorial team will share some of the interesting regional content we've read as well as SPN's most-read stories over the last week… read more

7033_db431c5e30_small July 4, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Omaha                  Today's a day to spend with family and friends—grilling, swimming, firework gazing. You're probably not interested in looking at a computer, at least we hope not. And ... read more

7022_28a360a404_small July 3, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Kansas City "Whether we realize it or not, we're connected to the world and there's some really interesting things going on that people from KC and all over the place are doing," Ilya Tabakh told SPN. "We need to own those stories and participate in the conversation. "We always talk about a global economy and about global issues, but we lose site of how connected we really are. We need to own that and be able to share those stories."  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.