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Prairie Moves: Nadine Anheier, Find & Replace, QuickCal and more

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What is Prairie Moves?

Published Tuesdays and Thursdays (two days late this week), 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 editor@siliconprairienews.com. And if you have suggestions on how we could improve these posts or any of our coverage, please contact danny@siliconprairienews.com.

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • CoSentry (Omaha), a provider of outsourced IT infrastructure services, was acquired by private equity firm TA Associates (Boston) – Press Release and SPN

Career Moves

New Tech

  • Innovating Solutions (Kansas City) released the Find & Replace app, an app designed for finding and replacing characters, words and phrases – medianewstech.com/findreplace

New Creative

  • Blue Compass Interactive (Des Moines) helped Sun Coast Cleaning & Restoration build a new website – suncoastclean.com

Product/Business Development

  • QuickCal (Omaha) version 1.5 for iOS is live, now in French and German – itunes.apple.com
  • Zaarly (San Francisco-based, Kansas City office) rolled out verified accounts – blog.zaarly.com




  • Iowa Innovation Council’s i6 Green Project received a $1 million award to help create a “more robust pipeline of new ventures” – twitter.com/businessiowa and eda.gov
  • Southeast Community College (Lincoln, Neb.) president Jack Huck received the Entrepreneurial Presidents Award, an award given to college presidents who embrace entrepreneurial thinking and education – journalstar.com
  • The Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (IEI) at the Henry W. Bloch School of Management announced that the Entrepreneurship Scholars program is now open to the general public – Press Release
  • RecBob won Technology Association of Iowa’s Pitch & Grow VI – twitter.com/technologyiowa
  • The Gigabit Challenge extends executive summary application deadline to November 18 – Press Release
  • Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation launched its Google Fiber site (Kansas City), KC Gig Ideas – kcgigideas.com
  • InvestMidwest Venture Capital Forum (Kansas City) kicked off the application period for its annual forum – investmidwestforum.com and facebook.com
  • Cade Cannon, CTO of Torsion Mobile (Des Moines), will be speaking at the American Advertising Federation of Shreveport-Bossier on Thursday, October 27 – torsionmobile.com
  • OTA 2012 (Sioux Falls, S.D.) announced its speakers – facebook.com
  • Brad Dwyer of Hatchlings (Des Moines) is Down Under traveling and holding Hatchlings Meetups among other things – facebook.com

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