Silicon Prairie News

February 24, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Lincoln 100+ people making it happen at the JumpStart Challenge — Brian Ardinger (@ardinger) February 22, 2014 More than 100 tech entrepreneurs gathered in Lincoln Saturday to find out the problems they will solve in the first ... read more

February 24, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Des Moines With 18 days to go, Des Moines startup Bevometer is working toward a $5,000 Kickstarter goal that will help fund its first batch of product orders. A former 1 Million Cups Des Moines presenter, the startup created a device resembling a koozie… read more

February 21, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha It's a different kind of code school—a home code school. Paige Yowell of the Omaha World-Herald tells the story of how Burch Kealey brought his kids and neighbor's kids into his home every week to teach them how to code on Raspberry Pi machines… read more

February 19, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Google announced today via its official blog that over the next few months it will begin work with nine metro areas—34 cities in total—across the country to determine what it would take to connect them with Google Fiber… read more

February 18, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Des Moines The Technology Association of Iowa announced Monday that Drive Capital co-founder Chris Olsen will be the keynote speaker at the organization's third annual i2iowa. Earlier this month, the Columbus, Ohio-based venture capital firm announced ... read more

6493_e7d5f4da45_small February 17, 2014 by SPN Newsroom

Omaha It's no secret that our editorial team loves hearing about what's going on in the Midwest tech and startup community. But, try as we might, we're not always able to cover every company or report each development a startup may have. That's where the Weekly Recap comes in... read more

February 14, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha Flywheel, the Omaha-based WordPress hosting site for creatives and designers, is spreading the love this Valentine's Day. They're allowing users to share their love for designers that make our world more beautiful. They launched Friday in honor of Valentine's Day where they’ll be aggregating love notes from people who finish the sentence “I <3 designers because….” read more

February 13, 2014 by Megan Bannister

St. Louis Time is running out to apply for Arch Grants' annual Global Business Plan Competition, a startup competition that awards $50,000 grants to startups located in St. Louis or those willing to relocate there. Last year the nonprofit ... read more

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