Silicon Prairie News

January 30, 2014 by Fred Bauters

Columbia Located smack in the middle of Missouri, Influence & Co. has been making a name for itself in content marketing and thought leadership by building brands. Now, Forbes is taking notice. The Columbia, Mo.-based startup, which has grown to 45 employees since it was founded in 2011, was ranked No. 72 on the publication's list of America's Most Promising Companies... 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

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

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

January 9, 2014 by Fred Bauters

Kansas City Digital Sandbox is providing proof-of-concept resources to six more early-stage companies, appropriating the last of the initial funds from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's two-year grant announced September 2012... read more

6359_551892a4dd_small January 7, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Earlier this week Global Entrepreneurship Week president Jonathan Ortmans blogged about the rise of cities, and along with those cities, a move for more efficient and effective local policies about entrepreneurship ... read more

January 2, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Lincoln The startup scene in Lincoln saw some major growth in 2013. So big that it was among the Lincoln Journal Star's top business stories in 2013. The Journal Star said the growing support system for Lincoln's startup community has helped accelerate the boom... read more

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