Silicon Prairie News

February 10, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Two Silicon Prairie startups gained national recognition today when Fast Company released its 2014 list of "The World's Most Innovative Companies" online. Kansas City's AgLocal... read more

February 7, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Lincoln Lincoln's Southeast Community College is celebrating National Entrepreneurship Week with an event on Feb. 19 showcasing its Entrepreneurship Center, located at 285 S. 68th Street. The free, public event will be held from 4:30-6:... read more

February 7, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Kansas City It's that time of year again: The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation's fifth-annual State of Entrepreneurship Address is set for 11 a.m. CST on Feb. 12. The address will be streamed live from the National ... read more

February 5, 2014 by Fred Bauters

Kansas City ABPathfinder CEO Jeff Blackwood just stepped into two new roles that will build on his startup's vision of helping those with autism. He's been elected as vice president of the Autism Society–The Heartland, the Society's ... read more

February 5, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha AIM, a non-profit that promotes using technology to empower people, is offering a new educational program that teaches kids to code. AIM CoderDojo classes will soon be available in Omaha, Kearney, Neb. and Council Bluffs, Iowa. The ... read more

6450_57b13dad92_small February 5, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Des Moines For the third year, early stage startups looking for investors have another means of introduction: i2iowa, an annual "investors and innovators forum" presented by the Technology Association of Iowa. The morning will consist of educational sessions and during the ... read more

February 4, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Calling all Iowa college students: Applications for the annual Pappajohn New Venture Student Business Plan Competition are now open. Sponsored by John Pappajohn and Equity Dynamics Inc., the competition is open to all full-time college or university ... read more

February 3, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Kansas City Next month the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce's lunch program, Access for Entrepreneurs, will return for another season. From March through December, entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to engage with senior-level executives from an array of ... read more

The polls are open!

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.