Silicon Prairie News

7096_32bb3e8bd8_small July 25, 2014 by Guest Contributor

Kansas City (Guest post by Nick Bowden, MindMixer co-founder and CEO) It feels strange to be considered by some in the "prairie" as the old guard of startups, but we'll take it. I suppose it means we have done at least one thing right: stay in business. As we approached the birthday and my anniversary, I did something I rarely do: reflect a bit on the four years. What's worked? What hasn't? read more

7106_5abb160c4c_small July 24, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha Pack's new iOS app is perfectly described in the App Store title: "Pack: Cute dog photos in your pocket." The social media site for dog lovers has had a mini app before (read more about Pack Snack, the app ... read more

July 22, 2014 by Silicon Prairie News

A USDA official will be in Lincoln July 31 for a seminar on Small Business Innovation Research federal grants. The event is from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln's East Campus ... read more

7090_077b44833c_small July 21, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Last week the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) awarded five startups grants or loans from the Demonstration Fund, including two Iowa tech startups. read more

7078_535d2d8121_small July 18, 2014 by Guest Contributor

Des Moines (Guest post by Ben Milne) 2013 was one of the hardest years of my life. It wasn’t the hardest but it was challenging. The hardest, was one year as a kid when my dad got Parkinson’s, my mom got sick, my mom’s best friend died and the grandparent who helped raise me withered away like ash with cancer right in front of my eyes. That’s a different kind of hard… read more

7074_a31e57bb52_small July 17, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Las Vegas Yesterday myEDmatch was named the education technology winner of the V2Venture pitch competition at SXSW V2V in Las Vegas. Out of more than 200 applicants, myEDmatch—a job-matching site for educators that connects schools and teachers based on missions—pitched against five other finalists innovating in the education space. read more

July 12, 2014 by Silicon Prairie News

Lincoln 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 ... read more

7010_6f548d4c43_small July 12, 2014 by Guest Contributor

Omaha (Guest post by Ryan Downs) A strong culture is arguably the most important element for a business to have sustained success. Scaling a business is not easy. The demands on employees are heavy. There are surprises and setbacks along the way. Things don’t always go as planned.  read more

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