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3144_47994219dd_small November 10, 2011 by Brittany Mascio

Kansas City The Entrepreneurs Unpluggd series will hold its first Kansas City event from 6-9 p.m. on Nov. 15 at the Screenland Crown Center (2450 Grand Blvd). Limited tickets remain … read more

3079_da008aa758_small October 25, 2011 by Brittany Mascio

Kansas City Entrepreneurs Unpluggd, an event produced by a duo from Chicago with an aim to create an intimate and engaging environment for entrepreneurs to learn from other entrepreneurs, will take place for the first time in Kansas City on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at the Screenland Crown Center. Themed "How To Find Your First Customers," this edition of the event series will bring together three voices from the Kansas … read more

3075_dbfff55df1_small October 24, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Kansas City Zaarly, the peer-to-peer marketplace that lets users offer to buy goods and services around them, has closed a $14.1 million Series A funding round, bringing its total funding raised to $15.1 million. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers' iFund and Sands Capital Ventures led the round. Also contributing were CMEA, Venture51, CrunchFund (founded by early Zaarly investor Michael Arrington), Marc Eckō (personally) and Artists … read more

3010_aafabda646_small October 14, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Omaha "So I’ve been around so many startups that I’ve seen a lot of moments," Fishback says. "You know, I’ve said many times to people from the idea someone has an idea to the time they start a company, it’s almost universally one year. I don’t know why. That’s just, like, law of averages or whatever. But it takes a year. This was really different than that. … read more

2972_147f2fbdef_small October 11, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Published Tuesdays and Thursdays, Prairie Moves keeps our readers informed about career moves, media coverage, product development and more from the companies and individuals we cover on Silicon Prairie News. If you or your company would like to submit one of the items below for our next Prairie Moves post, please email editor@siliconprairienews.com. And if you have … read more

2957_305971eb86_small October 8, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

As Thinc Iowa nears (now just 12 days away), our staff resources have been moved around for event planning and execution and unfortunately for our readers, this means our content volume and deadlines take a hit. Expect fresh stories daily, but look to Prairie Moves to keep you in the loop on the activities of our region's entrepreneurs and startup companies when we don't have time to produce a full post. And if you were wondering how Prairie Moves … read more

2967_683853384c_small October 7, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha Next week, tune into Silicon Prairie News for a one-week video series of backstage interviews with our Big Omaha 2011 speakers. Produced by our Big Omaha photo and moving images partner, Malone & Company, this series gives you never-before seen insight into the experiences, strategies and philosophies of these inspiring entrepreneurs … read more

2956_37e64ce7e6_small October 4, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Kansas City Zaarly announced a redesigned website Monday, rolling out changes that its Kansas City-based CEO Bo Fishback said improve the entire user experience. Crediting user feedback in a company blog post, Fishback outlined the three major updates: ability to browse offers without logging in; redesigned browse map, realtime search and "my activity" … read more

2888_295cd37f30_small September 22, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

What is Prairie Moves? - Published Tuesdays and Thursdays, Prairie Moves keeps our readers informed about career moves, media coverage, product development, and more from the companies and individuals we cover on Silicon Prairie News. If you or your company would like to submit one of the items below for our next Prairie Moves post, please email editor@siliconprairienews.com. … read more

2860_ad9322ee38_small September 16, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Kansas City At 6 feet 8 inches tall, Zaarly co-founder Bo Fishback stands out in a crowd. But at 6 feet 8 and at the center of one of the nation's most intriguing startups – a combination of a disruptive idea and a notable investor list – Fishback is beginning to stand out more and more. As of late, media outlets both large and small have taken note of his … read more

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