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6185_458c7ec446_small October 25, 2013 by Megan Bannister

Omaha In Des Moines and Kansas City, Wednesday mornings mean coffee and sharing ideas with other entrepreneurs. Now two more Silicon Prairie cities—Omaha and Lincoln—are being added to the 1 Million Cups roster. "After seeing the impact 1 Million Cups has had on neighboring cities, we're excited to bring the event to Nebraska," said organizer Shane Reiser. "Our hope is that this weekly gathering will increase the state's connectivity and knowledge share, and in the end, build better startups ... read more

4506_29aea8fd75_small July 25, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Omaha For all the high marks Hudl has earned over the last half-decade — and the company, which has grown from 12 high school clients in 2008 to about two thirds of the high school football teams in the country this year, has had plenty of positive report cards — Hudl co-founder and chief product officer John Wirtz can look back and find room for improvement. Like … read more

3946_791e45a6b0_small April 10, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Des Moines Dwolla today put an end to the speculation about its secret star investor. The Des Moines-based online cash transfer startup confirmed that Ashton Kutcher did, in fact, contribute to the $5 million Series B round it announced in February. And as that news rippled out across the internet, Kutcher and Dwolla CEO Ben Milne explained why the relationship between investor and company transcends the very tidal wave of publicity it was already … read more

3945_cf3def4fae_small April 10, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Des Moines When reports of Ashton Kutcher's involvement in Dwolla's $5 million Series B round surfaced in late February and set the rumor mill in motion, the team behind Dwolla, an online cash transfer startup, remained mum on the subject. But today, Dwolla and Kutcher are going public with their relationship. Kutcher, an Iowa native, Hollywood star and frequent … read more

3938_193844ab1f_small April 10, 2012 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines Join us at 1 p.m. (special time!) for Episode 80 of PrairieCast, the final episode of our weekly webcast that we launched in February 2010. Our guests will be Ben Milne (far left) of Dwolla – he was our first PrairieCast guest – and Danny Schreiber (near left) who leads our newsroom team. In addition … read more

3863_ed556c5d96_small March 28, 2012 by Amy Engle

Omaha At this year's Nebraska Summit on Entrepreneurship, one of the three breakout tracks focused on startups, involving five entrepreneurs from a variety of industries. Videos from the track are now available (below) and feature SPN's own Danny Schreiber and Michael Stacy as moderators. … read more

3785_58c4eaa90c_small March 20, 2012 by Amy Engle

Austin With South by Southwest Interactive one week behind us, we've compiled links to articles, blog posts, tweets, photos, audio and video that cover or mention Silicon Prairie-based entrepreneurs and startups that took part in the event. During the five-day festival in Austin, Texas, a number of individuals from the Silicon Prairie participated on panels, competed in the accelerator, attended the awards or threw a party. … read more

3752_c2e6904f7d_small March 7, 2012 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines This week Iowa Economic Development Authority's Brian Waller and our own Danny Schreiber joined us to talk about Capricorn Investment Group's $5 million investment into Omaha's as well as to preview the Silicon Prairie region's involvement in South by Southwest Interactive. Also, check out the video that Startup Weekend … read more

3394_5c50a4e6be_small January 3, 2012 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines We had a full house this week on PrairieCast with Lava Row's Nathan T. Wright and Startup City Des Moines' Tej Dhawan in studio and our own Danny Schreiber on Skype. We took a look back at both the top posts of 2011 as well as the most popular ones and gave our predictions on what will come to be in 2012. While you're watching the show, take a quick … read more

3386_4a8baf824a_small January 3, 2012 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines Tune in at 2 p.m. today for a PrairieCast to ring in the New Year! Our guests for Episode 68 are Lava Row's Nathan T. Wright, Startup City Des Moines' Tej Dhawan and our very own Danny Schreiber. We'll talk a bit about the year that was in 2011, preview what we expect to see in 2012, and discuss other hot topics of … read more

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