Silicon Prairie News

6489_ef9421afa2_small February 15, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha Prairie Portraits is a weekly set of questions intended to help the community get to know someone from the Silicon Prairie startup scene a little bit better. Prairie Portraits feature a fixed set of questions ranging from career background and personal perferences to, perhaps, off-the-wall questions on YouTube videos and entrance music. read more

6463_7f72b8d502_small February 8, 2014 by Fred Bauters

Kansas City Celebrity doppelgänger: During the 2008 Summer Olympics people would think I was Shawn Johnson, especially since I was attending Iowa State at the time and she was from Des Moines... read more

6444_6e6654b49e_small February 3, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Lincoln Paul Jarrett's opinion of the Pipeline entrepreneurship program changed quickly. At the beginning, talked into it by friends and mentors, Jarrett went to the first interview in jeans and was surrounded by entrepreneurs with suits and briefcases. "I've never owned a briefcase in my life," he said. But by the end of it, after he was accepted and went through the year-long program, Jarrett was all in—and all nerves ... read more

6421_9e5db9fd41_small February 1, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Des Moines Best meal I’ve had in Des Moines: Last summer, I helped coordinate a pigroast at my friend Bryan’s acreage in West Des Moines. Jason Kapela from Louie’s Wine Dive Restaurant was our chef, Goldie’s Ice Cream Shoppe catered the sides and Confluence Brewery provided the beer. The only problem was that we didn’t have many leftovers. read more

6412_a12f8cad30_small January 25, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Kansas City Something most people don’t know about me: In third grade I was the founder of a product called the “Recycle Buddy” that helped citizens sort recyclables for Omaha’s brand-new curbside program. The product was manufactured locally and distributed through local retailers. read more

6388_7e66b2a44b_small January 21, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Iowa City If you think Anthony Marlowe's name looks familiar, you're probably right. Over the last decade, there have been countless stories about Marlowe's business-process outsourcing company TMone, which was acquired by Jacksonville, Fla.-based Enhanced Recovery Company earlier this year. He's been named one of Inc.'s "25 Youngest CEOs from the Inc. 5,000 list" and he just became the co-owner of a NASCAR team ... read more

6386_eeb7be09ed_small January 18, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Kansas City If money wasn’t an object, my next company would be… teaching women in developing countries about entrepreneurship or booking speakers for a conference series. Hopefully both.  read more

6350_e5d7c348ea_small January 4, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Cedar Rapids Best meal I’ve had in Cedar Rapids: Southwest grilled chicken with corn salsa, sweet potato, and corn bread—at my parent’s house. Dad’s a great cook! 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.