Silicon Prairie News

6561_d4801ac8e1_small March 7, 2014 by Guest Contributor

Iowa City (Guest post by Roby Miller) Startups are hard work, and most startups fail. Some people compare startups to rollercoasters because of the highs and lows you will inevitably experience. I can tell you firsthand that the lows will keep you from sleeping and the highs will keep you working through the night. Either way, you won't get enough sleep… read more

March 5, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha Two Nebraska accelerators, NMotion in Lincoln and Straight Shot in Omaha, have application deadlines looming. Applications for NMotion, a 14-week summer program with an emphasis on high-growth software and technology-based startups in agriculture, healthcare, education… read more

March 5, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Kansas City Earlier this week, Digital Sandbox KC announced it has helped 19 early-stage tech startups raise roughly $7 million in follow-on funding, surpassing its investment goal six months earlier than planned. Digital Sandbox was originally funded through $1 ... read more

6531_fc00e5f4b7_small March 1, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Des Moines Entrance song if I was a wrestler: This is one of the hardest questions I’ve ever been asked. I could definitely have new one for every match, but let’s start serious with Johnny Cash's "God’s Gonna Cut You Down." read more

6521_fab61d0e1c_small February 26, 2014 by Guest Contributor

Kansas City (Guest post by Matt Angell) Kirk Hasenzahl and I started RareWire in 2010 with a mission of simplifying and improving the app creation process. We developed a simple language that makes it easy for designers, web developers and front-end programmers to build truly native mobile apps. In the past three and a half years, we have built hundreds of apps and developed a robust engine that produces native iOS and Android apps. But it all started when Kirk and I met ... read more

February 26, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Lincoln Former Husker QB Taylor Martinez's latest mobile game, Wobble Wobble, will be released for iOS and Android later this week. The game is simple to play, but hard to master, Martinez said, and that it will be the next Flappy Bird. The game uses the phone's accelerometers to keep ... read more

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

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