Silicon Prairie News

883_c1f29fd623_small May 8, 2010 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines Three years ago, the Iowa Legislature noted an opportunity for the state to move ahead in the advanced manufacturing, information technology and bioscience industries. To take advantage of that opportunity, they created the Innovation and Commercialization Division within the Department of Economic Development. Its mission is “to grow Iowa’s economy… read more

750_1c41dcd875_small March 24, 2010 by Dusty Davidson

Omaha Mike McCarthy is the founder of McCarthy Capital, an Omaha-based private equity firm. Prior to the 2010 Young Professionals Summit, Joe Olsen of Phenomblue sat down with Mike to talk about business skills, entrepreneurship… read more

December 21, 2009 by Danny Schreiber

Lincoln Before Omaha-based SkyVu Pictures received national attention with its first iPhone app, Battle Bears, it had the attention of a small group of angel investors in its home state. The group, Nebraska Angels, is made of up about 35 ... read more

December 8, 2009 by Dusty Davidson

Omaha Last week, the Omaha World-Herald ran a story on the Scott Technology Center (pictured above) describing its partnership with the Innovation Accelerator. We're very excited about the Innovation Accelerator (which has been in the works for some ... read more

August 31, 2009 by Jeff Slobotski

Omaha After hearing information about the exciting things happening at UNeMed Corporation we were able to align an interview with Drs. Michael Dixon and James Linder and learn more about UNeMed as well as what is in the works. If you ... read more

February 19, 2009 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha A two and half year weekly commute from Nebraska to Chicago likely means you either love the former or can’t pass up an opportunity in the latter. For John Gustafson, managing director and founder of Ideation Ventures, it ... read more

December 1, 2008 by Dusty Davidson

Omaha Recently, Silicon Prairie News got a chance to connect with Andrew Hyde.  Hyde is the founder of four companies including: Startup Weekend, Endoze Design and VC Wear. He is an entrepreneur, avid community organizer and designer based in Boulder ... read more

The polls are open!

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.