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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

2569_e03af9d33b_small August 17, 2011 by Willis Jackson

Wichita A Kansas company backed by Nebraska money is looking to make its mark in an industry most prominent in places like Southern California, the Pacific Northwest … read more

2539_30cb65a4cf_small July 20, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Published every Tuesday (one day late this week), 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 suggestions …  read more

2487_efcd44d5cf_small June 30, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Wichita The Nebraska Angels, a consortium of individual angel investors, have made their first substantial investment in a non-Nebraska company. Yesterday, the group announced its participation alongside Kansas and California investment groups in a $1.8 million investment in Nitride Solutions, a Wichita, Kan.-based tech company. Though terms of the deal were not disclosed, Nebraska Angels board member Jay Wilkinson told us in an … read more

2359_9b327ae951_small June 9, 2011 by Kate Ellingson

Lincoln Shane Farritor had no plans of becoming an entrepreneur, but things changed in 2006. “This started with an alumnus from the university who is on the dean’s advisory board," said Farritor, a mechanical engineering professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. "He’s been very successful doing startup companies and wanted to help the university with his expertise. He wanted to help engineers … read more

1463_99cce60e41_small November 23, 2010 by Danny Schreiber

Published every Tuesday, 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 info@siliconprairienews.com. And if you have suggestions on… read more

1458_a2564e5247_small November 17, 2010 by Danny Schreiber

Lincoln (Left: Photo pointing out a selection of the components of MRail's technology. Courtesy of the Nebraska Angels.) MRail, a Nebraska-based company developing technologies for the rail services sector, has obtained $500,000 in seed funding from members of the Nebraska Angels. The terms of the deal… read more

1109_36aa8bb6f5_small July 29, 2010 by Andrea Ciurej

Omaha Before starting a tropical clothing line in a state with no palm trees, Greg Chambers worked as a regional sales manager looking to get in touch with his inner “mad gringo.” Chambers, employed with First National Bank of Omaha at the time, was far from tropical as he adorned himself in a suit and tie everyday, making his inner “mad gringo” go loco. “It was great, but at the same time, it was not exactly what I was hoping to do with the rest of my life… read more

555_7c4357e4ad_small December 27, 2009 by Adam Templeton

Lincoln Video games have come a long way in the past three decades. They've gone from austere collections of pixels and 8-bit sound effects to a widely recognized artistic medium proudly standing toe-to-toe (and sometimes beating out) the film and music industries. Around the United States, local governments have taken notice of video games' profit potential, handing out incentives for new studios like candy on Halloween... read more

December 21, 2009 by Danny Schreiber

Lincoln Before Omaha-based SkyVu Pictures received national attention with its first iPhone app, Battle Bears, it had the attention of a small group of angel investors in its home state. The group, Nebraska Angels, is made of up about 35 ... read more

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