Silicon Prairie News

7005_ff79a2a17c_small June 26, 2014 by Carson Vaughan

Lincoln Garrett McAuliffe, VP of Engineering for Zillow, an online real estate database, predicts most web traffic within a year will come from touch wave devices and talked about the challenges associated with developing software for multiple operating systems… read more

7001_d9d0bc0cd5_small June 26, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Des Moines It's not often that a group of thirty-something middle schoolers is relatively silent, especially on a warm summer day. But in the upper classrooms in Drake University's Carnegie Hall the only sounds that can be heard are the clicking of keyboards and the occasional shuffling of chairs… read more

7002_fc403711bb_small June 26, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Kansas City Since its inception in 2006, Pipeline president and CEO Joni Cobb says the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation has been a supporter and "intellectual partner" of the entrepreneurial leadership organization. read more

6995_d14a03901e_small June 25, 2014 by Megan Bannister & Jordan Pascale

Last year we compiled lists of companies from each region you should be following on Twitter in anticipation of our annual Silicon Prairie Awards. It worked so well that we decided to update those lists this year, but this time, we're widening the playing field a little bit… read more

6986_ff4ce8e75c_small June 25, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha It’s 5:05 p.m. on a Monday at SkyVu’s office in Aksarben, but Ben Vu’s day is not over. He’s in his office, a video camera over his shoulder and an iPad in hand… read more

6998_27a1dc553f_small June 25, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Lincoln Justin Wilcox learned the hard way how to fail fast.  He worked for Microsoft for five years, helping to create technology behind its Vista operating system before venturing out on his own with Nimbus, a health startup he created ... read more

6996_e231224c7e_small June 24, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha Dusty Reynolds is shifting roles at the Omaha Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber's director of entrepreneurship and innovation and one of the well-respected leaders of Omaha's startup community is stepping down from his position to shift his focus to RaceNote, his own startup that's starting to take off… read more

6993_a541f695ef_small June 24, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Overland Park Overland Park's ABPathfinder is setting off on a three-year journey in a national startup healthcare program. Earlier this month, the startup was accepted into the Startup Health Academy, a three-year nationally-recognized program focused ... read more

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Winners will be announced live on stage at
our August 30 event.