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2219_b12f95f85b_small May 9, 2011 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines Tune in tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. CDT for Episode 37 of PrairieCast, our second annual Big Omaha preview show! We'll be joined by Silicon Prairie News and Big Omaha cofounder Jeff Slobotski to talk about all things Big Omaha, from the speakers to the community to the parties. Slobotski will talk … read more

2202_b3a77b6834_small May 6, 2011 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines The Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute's (GDMLI) quarterly Daybreak Leadership Breakfast series will be taking an in-depth look at the local entrepreneurial ecosystem when the group gathers at the Greater Des Moines Partnership Building (700 Locust) on May 19. The May breakfast, with the theme "Silicon Prairie: A Developing Entrepreneurial Ecosystem", will feature a panel of six entrepreneurs and startup enthusiasts from Des Moines … read more

2192_9e5d623b3a_small May 3, 2011 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines On this week's PrairieCast Andy Brudtkuhl and I were joined by guests Steven Carter of the Iowa State University Research Park and Chris Burns of SHift. Discussed this week: Aneesh Chopra, US CTO, and Erich Broksas, Case Foundation and Startup America Partnership, added to the Big Omaha lineup, As charity: water campaign nears end, Hidajat cited as ‘Young Hero’, Cohn combines tech and journalism savvy with Spot.us, Stackd announces free trial and upcoming launch, Entrepreneurial Technologies... read more

2179_b7ab2c0a81_small May 2, 2011 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines Tune in tomorrow, Tuesday, May 3rd at 1:30 p.m. CDT for Episode 36 of PrairieCast streaming live from the Webcast One studios. We'll be joined by guests Steven Carter, Director of the Iowa State Univ. Research Park and Chris Burns, co-founder of SHift. Discussion topics will include US CTO added to Big Omaha lineup, Nathan Hidajat's charity … read more

2160_f5613eed2b_small April 26, 2011 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines Andy was out this week so I handled hosting duties all by myself but it was made easy with two PrairieCast veterans in studio: Ben Milne of Dwolla and Drew Larson of BrownWinick. Discussed this week: Kauffman: Express Your Pledge and Be Entered for A Chance to Win a Big Omaha Ticket, Kauffman Foundation gives $800k grant to PIPELINE, Omaha Developer Wins Zappos API Challenge, TownPoints launches in Des Moines, looks to evolve group-buying model... read more

2157_8b18c004d5_small April 25, 2011 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines Tune in today at 1:30 p.m. CDT for Episode 35 of PrairieCast streaming live from the Webcast One studios. We'll be joined by guests Ben Milne of Dwolla and Drew Larson of BrownWinick. Discussion topics will include the Kauffman Foundation's "Express Your Pledge" Big Omaha ticket giveaway, the Omaha Developer who won the Zappos API challenge, the TownPoints launch in Des Moines and more. PrairieCast is a … read more

2138_910c12ad7f_small April 20, 2011 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines On this week's PrairieCast Andy Brudtkuhl and I were joined by guests Nathan T. Wright of Lava Row and Uppward and Royce Haynes, a contributer to Silicon Prairie News in Kansas City. Discussed this week: 140 Characters Conference coming to Des Moines, A look back at Startup Weekend Kansas City and Startup Storm, The Greater Des Moines Partnership highlights Dwolla, Wichita's Jonathon George and Boxcar, Zaarly releases branding … read more

2130_dae346177b_small April 19, 2011 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines Tune in at 1:30 p.m. CST for Episode 34 of PrairieCast streaming live from the Webcast One studios. We'll be joined by guests Nathan T. Wright of Lava Row and Uppward and Royce Haynes, a software developer in Kansas City and new contributor to Silicon Prairie News. Discussion topics will include Startup Weekend Kansas City, Zaarly, a video from the Greater Des Moines Partnership and more. Join us in the live chat … read more

2123_ad825af989_small April 18, 2011 by Geoff Wood

Indianola This past Saturday I had the privilege to speak at Startup Storm, a first of its kind event put on by Macy Koch, a senior at Simpson College. The event, billed as "teaching and supporting innovation and entrepreneurial development," featured an opening keynote by Nathan T. Wright, founder of Lava Row and co-founder of Uppward, a closing keynote from Ben Milne, founder of Dwolla, and presentations in between by Donni Alley of Alley Design… read more

2103_c7ce057a48_small April 13, 2011 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines Our team at Silicon Prairie News is often invited to speak at community events and entrepreneurial conferences about either our organization or the geographic and industry areas we cover. We're starting a new series "SPN Out & About" to document those experiences, and next up is Startup Storm, a student entrepreneurship conference taking place … read more

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