Silicon Prairie News

6330_a1af19fa77_small December 28, 2013 by Jordan Pascale

Lincoln Something most people don’t know about me: I sometimes wonder what would happen if you gave cats their own ecosystem. Would there become billions of equal cats or one vest-wearing cat to rule them all? Hence ... read more

6339_e88d09d968_small December 23, 2013 by Jordan Pascale

Kansas City Albert Tong's career path is a mix of skill and serendipity. Out of college at the University of Michigan, he fell into a job that combined his two passions—computers and health. The Detroit area-native found himself at Cerner, the Kansas City-based health IT company, in 2005... read more

6334_55738093b8_small December 21, 2013 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha If money wasn’t an object, my next company would be… a video/photography studio that specifically works with nonprofits, musicians and grassroots organizations. read more

6314_3a9a8c5cc7_small December 14, 2013 by Megan Bannister

Des Moines I do what I do because… I enjoy it and so far people still pay me to do it. In my own small way, I see it as freeing people from traditional application development and helping them to be more efficient and accelerate innovation. read more

6305_bb7fb45cf7_small December 8, 2013 by Fred Bauters

Kansas City Best place in Kansas City no one knows about: At the very far end of the main hall at Union Station, there’s a room that showcases a year-round model train exhibit. I’ve been to Union Station dozens of times (even for my wedding reception), but just recently discovered it ... read more

6277_c67a862353_small November 30, 2013 by Megan Bannister

Des Moines Best place in Des Moines no one knows about: If you don't know about the Bicycle Collective in the East Village, check it out. Great source for used bikes, bike parts or bench space to work on your rig... read more

6260_06bf38e103_small November 23, 2013 by Megan Bannister

Omaha I do what I do because… of the people, community, and constant ideation. It’s intoxicating to be surrounded by incredible visionaries who want to leave the world better off than they found it. They’re all action-oriented catalysts who are on their way to sparking positive change. Any opportunity where I can help build entrepreneurial capabilities in people and connect various networks and resources to those who need it is time well spent and something I’m very passionate about... read more

6239_a878ff284d_small November 16, 2013 by Megan Bannister

Des Moines Des Moines would be better if… more people were willing to pave their way, versus settling for the 9-to-5. Des Moines creatives should stop settling and not be afraid of their genius. "We want you on that wall! We need you on that wall... 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.