Silicon Prairie News

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

5505_5eb431456e_small April 1, 2013 by Fred Bauters

Kansas City Kansas Citians with Google Fiber are spoiled by gigabit speeds when they're at home, but how do they access the ultrafast internet connection when they're on the go? "We realized that the answer was all around us—utility poles," Michael Plump, product lead for Fiber to the Pole, said today on the Google Fiber … read more

5481_2fea305492_small March 29, 2013 by Megan Bannister

Kansas City You may recognize Dhani Jones from his college football career at the University of Michigan or the 11 seasons he spent playing in the NFL. He might look familiar from his appearances on TV shows like "Dhani Tackles the Globe" on Travel Channel or ESPN's "LiveBIG," but Jones also cares about making a difference through his organization, BowTie Cause. The cause increases awareness and raises money … read more

5492_29294cb9b2_small March 28, 2013 by Danny Schreiber

Kansas City Before Big Kansas City kicked off this morning, Des Moines entrepreneur Christopher New and our own Jeff Slobotski co-hosted a video show to highlight the people and places of our inaugural event. George Brooks and Kelly Tomlinson of CremaLab, our Big Kansas City design and development partner, shared insight into the brand they created … read more

5488_261cf525b1_small March 28, 2013 by Danny Schreiber

Kansas City Didn't land with us at Big Kansas City today? Don't worry. We're providing a free live stream from Hangar 9 starting at 9:30 a.m. Thanks to our 2013 Big Series streaming media partner, Quadrant5. Here's today's schedule: 9:30 Jeff Slobotski and Regan Carrizales, Silicon Prairie News; 9:35 Jason Zone Fisher; 9:40 Amy Jo Martin, Digital Royalty; 10:20 Thom Ruhe, Kauffman Foundation; 10:40 Break presented by Hudl; 11:00 Mike … read more

5487_258475dc64_small March 28, 2013 by Danny Schreiber

Kansas City To get a jump on the action at our inaugural Big Kansas City event today, join Des Moines entrepreneur Christopher New and our co-founder Jeff Slobotski for AM Reboot, a morning podcast for geeks. Today's hour-long live video show focuses on the people, places and events of Big Kansas City. AM Reboot is the flagship program of our streaming media partner, Quadrant5. Here's the show's schedule: 8:00 a.m. - Welcome from Christopher New and Jeff Slobotski … read more

The polls are open!

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.