Silicon Prairie News

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

6504_b0c7290d8e_small February 22, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Lincoln Something most people don’t know about me: I tried living left-handed for a few months. Brushing teeth, putting in contacts, mouse, pretty much anything but writing. I got decent at most things eventually. It was interesting to see how even a stubborn, old brain like mine can pick up new skills if needed. 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

6489_ef9421afa2_small February 15, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha Prairie Portraits is a weekly set of questions intended to help the community get to know someone from the Silicon Prairie startup scene a little bit better. Prairie Portraits feature a fixed set of questions ranging from career background and personal perferences to, perhaps, off-the-wall questions on YouTube videos and entrance music. read more

6467_09674d9ee5_small February 14, 2014 by Guest Contributor

Lincoln (Guest post by David Chait & Chris Davis) Any entrepreneur can attest that a startup is all-consuming. From endless hours working to infinite hours thinking through your company, startup life is life. As such, there is nothing more important than a strong team that motivates, complements and challenges each other—and, of course, has fun ... read more

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