Day: December 14, 2010

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With Facebook app, Brad Dwyer hatches career as ISU undergrad

By Danny Schreiber / December 14, 2010

Brad Dwyer, 22, launched his entrepreneurial career around a Facebook game he put together while procrastinating instead of studying for a test at Iowa State University in 2008.

“It was just something that I programmed over a weekend and put out there to see what kind of reception it would get,” Dwyer said.

The game, called Hatchlings, is similar in concept to the “Where’s Waldo?” book series from his childhood, but allow users to seek out…

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Announcing our partnership with Juice

By Danny Schreiber / December 14, 2010

When you’re out picking up a copy of this week’s Juice in your local central Iowa coffee shop or restaurant, make sure to flip to page 33 to see our latest partnership in ink, literally.

We’re excited to announce that from this issue forward, we’ll be providing a profile of one area entrepreneur to the magazine each month to be published in both their print and online editions (found at dmjuice.com).

For those that don’t know, Juice is a lifestyle magazine published by the Des Moines Register and distributed at no charge throughout central Iowa in the aforementioned coffee shops…

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Beer && Code tonight, TechBrew & Uppward Meetupp Thursday

By Danny Schreiber / December 14, 2010

This is a bit of a late notice, as it usually seems to be the case for our Beer && Code postings (sorry about that Andy Peters), but if you’re interested the group will be meeting tonight for its holiday party. Details for the party as well as two other gatherings happening this week are below. And if your office is throwing a holiday party that’s open to the Silicon Prairie News community…

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Prairie Moves: Tripleseat, TAI, New BLK & more

By Danny Schreiber / December 14, 2010

Published every Tuesday, Prairie Moves keeps our readers informed about career moves, media coverage, product development, and more from the companies and individuals we cover on Silicon Prairie News.

If you or your company would like to submit one of the items below for our next Prairie Moves post, please email info@siliconprairienews.com.

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Halo Institute ‘relaunch’ – new director, new location, same mission

By Danny Schreiber / December 14, 2010

As part of a recent transformation of Halo Institute, the offices were moved to a new location on Creighton University’s campus to utilize available space and bring the nonprofit business incubator within close proximity to Creighton’s College of Business.

“Some have called it the relaunch of the Halo Institute,” said John Blazek, the new director of Halo.

Halo, which was formerly…

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