Silicon Prairie News

716_e7a55b37f9_small March 10, 2010 by Danny Schreiber

Sioux Falls Next up in our series of interviews with online publications emerging on the Silicon Prairie is The Post South Dakota out of Sioux Falls. Although The Post isn't producing content with the same frequency as yesterday's spotlight, the Kansas City Free Press, it's covering a wide variety, as well. From music to local eats to fashion, you're sure to find an article… read more

701_f7e09199e8_small March 7, 2010 by Geoff Wood

For this week's video, we looked to Entrepreneur magazine for their profile on the entrepreneurial ecosystem in New Orleans and how it has been revitalized since the hurricanes in 2005. The video features a number of entrepreneurs in the community, many with historical ties to the area and others who have moved their post-Katrina, discussing how… read more

697_95276c7d78_small March 5, 2010 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha Mentioned this week: * Filming on location from Slowdown at the Greater Omaha Young Professionals Summit aterparty * Interview with Summit keynote Blake Mycoskie coming next week (recorded by Malone & Co) * Omaha YP Summit recap * WordPress Happy Hour coming to Des Moines * New Silicon Prairie News weekly features… read more

694_452f865ab5_small March 4, 2010 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive's official cause officially kicked off this morning with a website launch and frontpage promotion on We Can End This, an effort to end hunger in America, is challenging people to take immediate action with a digital can drive on its website and participation in it's Cause Lab at SXSW. After 15 days, the top 10 states with the most digital cans of food will each win a truck-load of real food…  read more

687_7faab8f6c0_small March 1, 2010 by Jeff Slobotski

Omaha Here is the last of three posts in a series of interviews with the keynote speakers of this year's Greater Omaha Young Professionals Summit, which is taking place this Thursday, March 4. Bill Taylor is the co-founder and founding editor of Fast Company magazine as well as the author of Mavericks at Work, a New York Times Bestseller. Take a listen to what Bill has to share about the innovative ideas and entrepreneurs that motivate him in the work… read more

684_79de38056a_small February 28, 2010 by Jeff Slobotski

Keeping in line with weekly links to startup-related posts that we find interesting, each Sunday we'll be sharing a video with solid content that we found while scouring the web for entrepreneurial and innovative inspiration. This week Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures talks about some of the trends he sees in the startup space. Fred's blog has been an excellent place for information… read more

678_05140d74ba_small February 26, 2010 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha Mentioned this week * Filming on location at Greater Omaha Chamber's Cornstalks gathering (held fourth Thursday of the month) * Next Thursday's Greater Omaha Young Professionals Summit – interviews with keynote speakers Blake Mycoskie, Patricia Martin, and next week William Taylor * Startup Digest launched in Des Moines with Shane Reiser… read more

666_85db39b931_small February 25, 2010 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines Christian Renaud has years of experience working in technology companies up and down both coasts but now chooses to dedicate his time to growing a company in his hometown of Des Moines. His venture, Palisade Systems, Inc., is a provider of security solutions for regulatory compliance. Their products monitor data leaving an organization through a variety of electronic means and ensures… read more

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