Silicon Prairie News

5685_c88f3461af_small May 9, 2013 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha Weren't able to make it to KANEKO today for our fifth annual Big Omaha? Don't worry. We're providing a free live stream starting at 9:00 a.m., thanks to our sponsor Hayneedle. Here's today's schedule … read more

5684_4c358993d8_small May 9, 2013 by Danny Schreiber

Kansas City To get a jump on the action of our fifth annual Big Omaha today, join Des Moines entrepreneur Christopher New and Silicon Prairie News' Geoff Wood for AM Reboot, a morning podcast for geeks. These next two days, the hour-long live video show will be dedicated to the people, places and events of Big Omaha. AM Reboot is the flagship program of our streaming media partner, Quadrant5. Here's what's in store for today … read more

5671_f6658d210e_small May 6, 2013 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha "Although we didn't get a deal with the sharks, it really taught us that a win can sometimes be disguised as a loss," eCreamery co-founder Becky App said Friday on "Shark Tank," the ABC business pitch show she and her co-founder first appeared on last September. The online custom ice cream and gelato shop was the focus of last week's update … read more

5658_d4767d42bb_small May 3, 2013 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha The day after MindMixer this week announced its $4 million Series B round, its co-founder and CEO Nick Bowden sat down on Bloomberg TV to talk about his company's product. "The Washington D.C. school district is using the tool to gather feedback from parents on a controversial issue of school closures," Bowden told Bloomberg's Pimm Fox. "Which actually resulted in a ... read more

5644_b202a42136_small May 2, 2013 by Fred Bauters

Kansas City Numbers, analytics and reports can statically tick away on an entrepreneur's computer with the hope that they will provide insight on a startup's growth and trajectory. But what if the milestones motivating startups were dynamic? Rodrigo Neri, co-founder of Kansas City education app-maker Instin, recounted … read more

5634_4751590486_small April 30, 2013 by Fred Bauters

Kansas City True to form, individuals volunteering their time and talent made the first video to highlight the Kansas City Startup Village. Matthew Marcus, co-founder of the Startup Village, thanked the "give first, get later" actions of those involved in creating "the first KCSV video helping outsiders (and insiders) better understand just what is happening in this part … read more

5557_f66ee9bd99_small April 12, 2013 by Danny Schreiber

Kansas City Our inaugural Big Kansas City event is in the history books, but don't think you won't be able to relive the two days of inspiration and education delivered by our speakers. We're excited today to release videos of the 16 entrepreneurs and innovators who took the stage March 27-28 in Hangar 9 at the National Airline History Museum. From the welcome message by Sprint CEO Dan Hesse to the startup advice … read more

5539_fb2bdefb00_small April 9, 2013 by Megan Bannister

Des Moines The Technology Association of Iowa (TAI) is set to hold its eighth annual Prometheus Awards at 6 tonight. The ceremony, which is at Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Des Moines, aims to recognize and celebrate the "innovation and brilliance of the state's high-tech industry." For the first time, TAI is offering a livestream of the event and organizing two watch parties … 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.