Silicon Prairie News

December 4, 2013 by Megan Bannister

Omaha This semester Creighton University students got creative when it came to the focus of their semester-long app design projects. From an app to help prevent drunk dialing to one that rates Creighton campus bathrooms and another that serves as a mobile version of the university's newspaper, a variety of apps will be on display Thursday during the second annual Argy Bargy showcase... read more

6290_03100be331_small December 3, 2013 by Fred Bauters

Kansas City A month after announcing it secured seed funding from a local investor, Kansas City-based prediction startup Knoda today released its first application for the iPhone. Users can make predictions about any future event—the result of an MLB game or the name of a celebrity couple's baby—in a friendly, competitive environment where other users weigh in on whether it will be right or wrong ... read more

November 27, 2013 by Megan Bannister

A number of Silicon Prairie teams are getting ready to rumble as voting for the Global Startup Battle is officially up and running as the teams prepare to go head-to-head in the worldwide competition. The tied winners of ... read more

November 22, 2013 by Fred Bauters

Lawrence This morning, Silicon Prairie News CEO Regan Carrizales will moderate a panel on social entrepreneurship at the University of Kansas School of Business beginning at 10:30 a.m, which will be live streamed on the School's site. ... read more

November 21, 2013 by Megan Bannister

Pinterest founder Ben Silbermann—who grew up in Des Moines—and Virgin Group founder Richard Branson will host a live Google hangout today at 11 a.m. CST. The conversation will focus on Silbermann and ... read more

November 20, 2013 by Megan Bannister

Kansas City As Launch KC celebrates its one-year anniversary, the tech and entrepreneurial communities are invited to spend an evening celebrating the program's first year. The initiative launched last year and aimed to attract tech entrepreneurs and companies ... read more

November 18, 2013 by Megan Bannister

Omaha While Startup Weekends took place the past few days in Des Moines and Kansas City, a different sort of business-building event was hosted this weekend in Omaha. Twenty-seven students from Creighton University, the University of Nebraska at Omaha ... read more

November 18, 2013 by Fred Bauters

Kansas City Kansas City biometrics startup EyeVerify has made it a long way—one of eight finalists from a pool of 283 entrants—in the U.S. version of Get in the Ring, but the company still needs one final ... read more

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