Silicon Prairie News

September 19, 2009 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha When I've previously written about CrowdPicks, a wisdom of crowds-based sports picking website, it doesn't take me long to wonder how their users picked the biggest sporting event of the year, the Super Bowl. A few weeks ... read more

September 17, 2009 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha Mentioned this Week: Congrats to Jeff and his wife on their baby boy, BarCamp Des Moines 9/26, BarCamp Kansas City 9/26, BarCamp Omaha 10/2-3, BarCamp explanation, Omaha Fashion Week, Geoff Wood, new contributor in Des Moines, ... read more

September 17, 2009 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines Mike Templeton is a familiar face in the technology and entrepreneurial circles around Des Moines having played a significant role in several projects such as Flaggpole, Microblink, and What the Hashtag?!. We had the chance to sit down recently ... read more

September 16, 2009 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha At last month's Cornstalks, Ben Schaechter gave us both a demo of his newly-launched polling web app, GoPollGo, as well as a bit of its history. He begins with a humorous anecdote of why he was compelled to ... read more

September 10, 2009 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha Mentioned this Week: On location at Midtown Crossing, Jeff and Dusty's trip to Boulder, Colorado to learn about its startup culture, Girls in Tech Omaha event next Monday from 6-8 p.m. at The 1020, BarCamp Omaha October ... read more

September 4, 2009 by Jeff Slobotski

Omaha Wendy Townley produced a thorough review of Big Omaha 2009, and I wanted to talk with her to learn more about her reasons behind writing the paper and what she hoped to gain by researching the inaugural event. If you ... read more

September 3, 2009 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha Mentioned this Week: Jeff and Dusty's trip to Boulder to learn about its startup culture, YPG Entrepreneurial Speaker Series in Lincoln next Tuesday, Creative Capitol Pitch Session III October 1st, BarCamp Omaha October 2nd & 3rd, explanation of BarCamp, ... read more

September 2, 2009 by Adam Templeton

Lincoln A few weeks ago, I met up with Jay Wilkinson, founder and CEO of Lincoln-based Firespring. Firespring provides its clients with marketing strategies, business consultation and custom-made websites. Now, after 17 years in business, Wilkinson has announced the ... read more

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