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November 8, 2013 by Megan Bannister

It's been a big week for Twitter—yesterday the company's initial public offering of stock opened trading on the New York Stock Exchange at $45 per share, raising 73 percent in the first day of trading. ... read more

August 21, 2013 by Fred Bauters

Lincoln When we put together our list of the "50-plus Nebraska startups to follow on Twitter" last month, we made a note that established companies such as Hudl weren't listed because they were no longer in startup mode. That was validated by today's news that the video software company for sports teams has been ranked No. 149 on the Inc. "5000 list"... read more

August 21, 2013 by Fred Bauters

Omaha How founders arrive at their startup idea rarely is a straight path, but there's always a starting point. Mistakes, obstacles and profound moments often mesh to bring them to their passion. Omaha-based MindMixer has grown a lot since its inception in 2010... read more

July 12, 2013 by Fred Bauters

Kansas City We're a little late on posting this, but the advice remains relevant. AgLocal CEO and founder Naithan Jones took to his blog to share lessons from his rookie season running a startup. Specifically, it's been just more than a year since the online market for responsibly raised meat … read more

July 10, 2013 by Fred Bauters

Kansas City Women have important roles at some of the most influential tech companies, with momentum building from Marissa Mayer, Sheryl Sandberg and others in highly visible positions. Also, more women then men graduate from college and receive advanced degrees. But that hasn't … read more

July 9, 2013 by Fred Bauters

Take a second to guess which Silicon Prairie city—it's not one of the three main metros—is among the best in the country for venture capital per capita. Still stumped or already read ahead? Known more ... read more

June 18, 2013 by Fred Bauters

Kansas City Toby Rush has just about seen it all in when it comes to startups, first in growing Rush Tracking Systems to a cash sale in 2011, and now as CEO of EyeVerify, which develops biometrics software. He recently spoke with the Kansas City Business Journal about how he's tried to pass those … read more

May 28, 2013 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha Media coverage of Omaha gaming startup SkyVu Entertainment often notes the irregularity of an animation studio based in Nebraska, but the story of how the company's creator, Ben Vu, laid roots here has rarely been told. Vu's parents and older brother immigrated to the state in 1975, fleeing South … read more

May 15, 2013 by Danny Schreiber

After a bundle of press earlier this month covering its latest round of funding, Dwolla on Tuesday landed back in the headlines for its involvement in the Bitcoin ecosystem. The Des Moines-based payments network is used by exchanges of ... read more

May 15, 2013 by Fred Bauters

Kansas City Thanks to an all-expenses-paid trip earlier this year, a University of Houston student discovered the Kansas City startup community. The student, Andrew Douglass, a management information systems major, in March earned a trip to participate in "Hacking the Gigabit City." … read more

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Through August 22, help us decide the winners of our inaugural Silicon Prairie Awards, which will recognize 12 companies and individuals. You can vote once per day per category.
Winners will be announced live on stage at
our August 30 event.