Silicon Prairie News

6399_9ae955f845_small January 30, 2014 by Sponsor Author

Omaha Not all that long ago, 810 S. 169th Street was home to an upscale restaurant, bar and nightclub called Prestige World Class—not to be confused with Prestige Worldwide—where West Omahans would have nice dinners, buy a top-shelf drink or host a wedding rehearsal ... read more

January 28, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha Omaha-based design firm Oxide Design Co. has been featured in AIGA's "100 Years of Design," a collection of significant contributions to graphic design over the past century. The interactive site was launched this week ... 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

6419_9a74b57307_small January 24, 2014 by Guest Contributor

Mountain View (Guest post by Wade Foster) I've written before about how we manage Zapier as a remote team. But one point that is constantly brought up is how co-located teams have an easier time building culture vs. remote teams. In fact, I've even had co-located teams tell me their culture problems were solved by simply buying a foosball table. Though I challenge the truthiness of that statement, I don't think there's a quick path to building company culture, especially for a remote team... read more

6404_b0bd0a0c9d_small January 23, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Des Moines Know an Iowa startup or company that has made a major difference in tech this year? There are only a few days left ... read more

6390_c98ae33f78_small January 20, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha The Omaha-based accelerator Straight Shot opened applications for its second class Monday. This time, organizers hope to focus on more meaningful mentorship... 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

6380_331620d1ea_small January 15, 2014 by Fred Bauters

Kansas City Front Flip's team might just be doing back flips today. The Kansas City-based loyalty marketing company—that serves brands like Bud Light and franchise groups from McDonald's and KFC—today announced it has ... read more

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