Silicon Prairie News

March 19, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Iowa City Organizers announced Wednesday that, in an effort to foster entrepreneurship in Iowa, a statewide Dream Big Grow Here pitch-off will be held May 15 in conjunction with EntreFEST… read more

March 19, 2014 by Fred Bauters

St. Louis TopOPPS, the St. Louis-based startup intent on optimizing sales pipelines for companies, has received $700,000 in seed funding, including $250,000 from venture capital firm Cultivation Capital and the rest from its founder, Jim Eberlin, and private investors. ... read more

March 19, 2014 by Fred Bauters

Kansas City Think Big Partners on Tuesday announced Sarah Snyder as the newest partner at the company, which produces events and hosts an accelerator and co-working space. She started in 2010 as a volunteer and then come on full time first ... read more

March 12, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Pack, the social network for your dog, doesn't have a full-fledged app just yet, but it's got the next best thing: "one minute of happiness when you need it." Snack by Pack is a bite-sized app that delivers some of Pack's best dog photos straight to your pocket once a day… read more

March 7, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Austin Des Moines startup Bawte gained some national recognition Friday when co-founder John Jackovin took second place in the ReleaseIT at SXSW pitch competition. “It’s always a good idea to pitch ... read more

March 5, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha Two Nebraska accelerators, NMotion in Lincoln and Straight Shot in Omaha, have application deadlines looming. Applications for NMotion, a 14-week summer program with an emphasis on high-growth software and technology-based startups in agriculture, healthcare, education… read more

March 5, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Kansas City Earlier this week, Digital Sandbox KC announced it has helped 19 early-stage tech startups raise roughly $7 million in follow-on funding, surpassing its investment goal six months earlier than planned. Digital Sandbox was originally funded through $1 ... read more

February 26, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Lincoln Former Husker QB Taylor Martinez's latest mobile game, Wobble Wobble, will be released for iOS and Android later this week. The game is simple to play, but hard to master, Martinez said, and that it will be the next Flappy Bird. The game uses the phone's accelerometers to keep ... read more

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