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3120_3bcfb20a3f_small November 4, 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 … read more

3121_6079512515_small November 2, 2011 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines After two weeks off for Thinc Iowa (me) and a new baby (Andy), we're back with episode 60 of your favorite weekly podcast: PrairieCast! During those two weeks of "down time," we came up with some new ideas for the show and we'll be rolling them out over the next several episodes. First and foremost, we're going with a more consistent cast … read more

3100_26af73d68f_small October 29, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Less than a week after speaking at our conference, Thinc Iowa, Dwolla CEO Ben Milne flew across the pond to sit on a panel on Friday at the Dublin Web Summit, a two-day event featuring over 100 speakers (and I'd say, it's a pretty awesome lineup). Just before lunch, Milne participated in 20-minute panel titled "The Future of Money." Moderated by Ben Rooney … read more

3094_0873a866aa_small October 28, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Des Moines The seventh speaker in our Video Series is Ben Milne, co-founder and CEO of Dwolla, a payment platform that allows users to send and receive funds from any other user at a flat rate of 25 cents per transaction. In his talk, Milne discussed the unique challenges and advantages associated with building a business in Iowa, addressed what he views … read more

3025_8abcc3464b_small October 25, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

With our inaugural Thinc Iowa in the books, our staff time is freed up for some serious content production. Take this Prairie Moves, for example, it's two weeks worth of goodness – links to funding news, product announcements, media mentions and more. Each time I open my Google Reader to grab the latest headlines from company blogs, Twitter or Facebook, the newsworthy items continue to … read more

3060_49ac34d557_small October 25, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Des Moines If, as we posited in May, Big Omaha is like Paris Fashion Week — and at this point we see no grounds for questioning that claim — then it stands to reason that Thinc Iowa is akin to a runway show in Milan. Sure, Versace and Prada are replaced by Zaarly and Dwolla. But, still, it all comes down to who you're wearing. With that in mind, Silicon Prairie News set a crack team of intrepid reporters loose on the streets of downtown Des Moines on Friday — or, more accurately, I walked around creeping … read more

3064_78263fa6bb_small October 24, 2011 by Royce Haynes

Des Moines Thinc Iowa's afternoon session Friday began with Ben Milne, who is (or should be) a known name to Silicon Prairie News readers. Milne is the CEO and co-founder of Dwolla. He started the company based on a problem he had with his previous startup: high interchange fees. With an understanding of interchange fees, a term used in the banking industry to describe fees paid between banks, Milne wanted to change how payments are made … read more

2992_5c1a62842a_small October 15, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Thinc Iowa preparations have me occupied during the week so I'm finding time to catch up on content on Saturdays and Sundays. Enjoy this fresh off the press Prairie Moves (links gathered through today) that's just a few days later than its usual Thursday appearance. Also, if you'd like to see what we've been up to lately – Thinc Iowa preparations – I encourage you to grab a ticket to the event. It's taking place all-day on Friday and should prove to be an extremely … read more

2997_42e350f4d6_small October 12, 2011 by Guest Contributor

Des Moines (This is a guest post by Ben Milne.) I went through a few other abrasive titles to this prior to landing on this one. For those of you that don't know me, my inner dialogue is typically a little more obtuse, especially when I'm excited about something. I've been at ground zero and this idea of fusing startups with corporations is why I didn't go broke. It actually happens! Two years ago I was in a small town working on the last company I founded. It was doing more than $1M in annual sales. I had no venture investors, I had no partners, and quite frankly it was the way since I was ~22... None of you knew my name or what I was doing and that's not all … read more

2951_bb772e126b_small October 5, 2011 by John T. Meyer

Sioux Falls In less than a month, Sioux Falls will be the gathering spot for the eighth annual Innovation Expo, taking place Wednesday, Nov. 2 at the Ramkota Hotel and Conference Center. The Expo, which is hosted by Enterprise Institute, a non-profit that provides business development and services to individuals and startup companies, brings together inventors, researchers and entrepreneurs … read more

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