Silicon Prairie News

6658_0ed2f0c8c5_small April 1, 2014 by Megan Bannister & Jordan Pascale

Kansas City When the world jumped from dial-up to broadband, it changed the way we worked. In time, many hope Google Fiber, with Internet speed 100 times faster than current services, will do the same. But day-to-day, the implications of Google Fiber are not as great as Kansas City Startup Village co-leader Matthew Marcus says he envisioned… read more

6656_c0b67e3f73_small April 1, 2014 by Fred Bauters

Kansas City Diana Kander sees it time and time again, and it's painful. The senior fellow at the Kauffman Foundation mentors a lot of early-stage companies through her work with the Foundation and the University of Missouri-Kansas City's Bloch School and E Scholars program. Each startup kept getting stuck in the same spot: they didn't know how to practice lean principles and properly do customer development ... read more

March 31, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Kansas City EyeVerify last week won the Angel Capital Association's 2014 Luis Villalobos Award, which recognizes the most ingenious and innovative idea recently financed by angel groups that are ACA members. Winners are chosen based on innovation, creativity and ingenuity of ... read more

6575_3cfb749880_small March 31, 2014 by Megan Bannister & Jordan Pascale

Kansas City There was no phone call. No congratulations. No dramatic reveal. It was winter of early 2011. Former Kansas City, Kan., Mayor Joe Reardon remembers a long, exhausting day of negotiations. At the end, there was nothing left to negotiate. All of Google’s questions were answered and their requests were met. And that was it… read more

6627_3e7551de76_small March 31, 2014 by SPN Newsroom

Every Monday Silicon Prairie News' editorial team will share some of the interesting regional content we've read over the last week… read more

6651_fca77218ca_small March 28, 2014 by Fred Bauters

Kansas City Your ticket to an exclusive club just arrived. Seven of the 10 startups in the Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator powered by Techstars, located in Kansas City, are looking to hire ... read more

6650_439b10ade1_small March 28, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Lincoln State leaders and members of entrepreneurial groups will meet for a roundtable in Lincoln on April 2 to talk about how the government can foster entrepreneurship. The Council of State Governments and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation have partnered to present a lunchtime session and roundtable discussion for Nebraska state policymakers at the Capitol from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Room 1126. read more

6647_46b12db8ed_small March 28, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Des Moines The Iowa Economic Development Authority announced Friday that eight Iowa startups received awards through various innovation programs, including Des Moines startup Emploi.us.  Emploi.us was awarded a $50,000 loan from the Iowa Innovation Acceleration ... read more

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