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6558_2e39e7bd2e_small March 10, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Kansas City Last week FullStack, formerly known as Cramer Dev, announced a name change and rebrand after 14 years in business. Now the Iowa City-based development firm is making another big announcement: an expansion to Kansas City. While this isn't the first we've heard of the expansion, founder Josh Cramer officially announced plans for FullStack's KC office Monday. "As our company has grown in Iowa City, there's a couple things we wanted to do," Cramer told Silicon Prairie News ... read more

6542_45e04e51d6_small March 3, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Iowa City For the last 14 years, Josh Cramer's Iowa City-based development firm has gone by the name of Cramer Dev. But as the team has grown to 14 and his company changed, Cramer began to re-evaulate and ... read more

6371_28b8691334_small February 11, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Coralville Just more than a year after launching its first product, Coralville, Iowa-based Higher Learning Technologies has announced the completion of a $1 million seed round. Among the round's notable investors are former ACT CEO Richard Ferguson, Involta founder and CEO Bruce Lehrman and Josh Cramer of Iowa City, Iowa-based Cramer Dev ... read more

6367_2a2f5e6f41_small January 10, 2014 by Guest Contributor

Iowa City (Guest post by Josh Cramer) In 1976, a man named Dale Chihuly was in a head-on car accident in which he flew through the windshield of his vehicle. As a result, he sustained severe injuries to his face and became blind in his left eye. Prior to this incident, Mr. Chihuly had studied the art of glass blowing and had begun a career as an artist and glass instructor. The incident and resulting blindness forever changed Mr Chihuly’s life and perspective as an artist. This incident enabled him to transform his art and work from that which was fairly traditional to work that was truly revolutionary and unlike anything else... read more

6178_5451d83871_small October 23, 2013 by Megan Bannister & Fred Bauters

Iowa City In conjunction with Iowa's Creative Corridor Creative Week and the UP America Summit, the University of Iowa's John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center and Silicon Prairie News co-hosted a panel for students on founding startups and what it takes to be an entrepreneur. More than 100 students and entrepreneurs gathered Tuesday afternoon ... read more

5185_9e89b01986_small January 15, 2013 by Laura Billingsley

Iowa City A crowdfunding and beta-testing platform's creators hope to change the way health care products and apps go to market. Based in Iowa City, Health Tech Hatch combines testing and funding into one website, allowing developers to receive feedback … read more

5135_cb1d97181a_small December 27, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Iowa City Koala Pay, a mobile application launched last month, is out to help merchants cultivate a more loyal and engaged customer base, starting with users of web-based payments network Dwolla. Released in the App Store on Nov. 26 and officially unveiled at a Dwolla meetup Nov. 30 in Des Moines, Koala Pay was designed to provide merchants a channel for marketing directly to customers and to give customers deals and discounts to their favorite merchants. "It’s a mobile app that allows merchants to create more loyal and engaged customers," said Troy Miller … read more

5059_89e28c4e38_small November 29, 2012 by Jeff Slobotski

As the Silicon Prairie startup community develops, one of the ways collaboration and connections occur is through consistent opportunities to engage with one another. A strong community, moreover, is lead by a group of actors who are passionate around building our cities and region into something greater, and they take steps to make that happen. Actions by three individuals in the wake of our Thinc Iowa 2012 event in October … read more

4651_a364e8484c_small August 24, 2012 by Guest Contributor

Iowa City (Guest post by Josh Cramer.) Before you gouge your eyes out thinking I'm going to launch into a seminar on 401Ks or a rant on how screwed up our health care system is, let's step back and consider another side of employee benefits. Sure, we offer a health care plan and IRA plan to our to our employees, but that's not what I want to talk about today. I've always felt that if this company is successful, the whole team should share in the success and be rewarded. Stock options are one traditional way to reward key employees after they meet certain benchmarks with the company. A stock option plan does a couple things for the company and the members of the team: (1) it creates an incentive for each team member to stick it out at the company; and (2) once exercised … read more

2852_1963adcf46_small September 20, 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

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