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Prairie Moves: Sojern, Annie Sorensen, Wade Arnold and more

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What is Prairie Moves?

Published Tuesdays and Thursdays, 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.

Career Moves

  • Andrew Wirick, formerly with AppendTo, joined GoodTwin Design (Omaha) as co-owner, leader of technology, chief of finance and brewmaster – SPN
  • Jason Sturges joined QA Graphics (Ankeny, Iowa) as Lead Programmer

New Tech

New Creative

  • Stefan and Thomas Hansen, Garrett Cornelison and Anna Jones (all of Des Moines) launched “I Dreamt I Was A Postcard” – idiwap.com

Product/Business Development

  • Dwolla (Des Moines) hinted at releasing a digital information kiosk in banks – facebook.com
  • Sojern (Omaha) released its Sojern Media Platform – sojern.com and BizReport
  • StartupCity Des Moines hosted their first “Pitch Day” last Thursday with nine startups from around the state pitching to three investment groups




  • Jeff Slobotski of Silicon Prairie News (Omaha office) was named a Case Foundation “Social Citizen Ambassador” – socialcitizens.com
  • Phenomblue (Omaha) was named a finalist for the iMedia Agency Awards in two categories: Agency of the Year and Most Innovative Agency Website – more.phenomblue.com
  • Wade Arnold of T8 Webware (Cedar Fall, Iowa) was named to WCF Courier’s “20 Under 40” list – “2011 20 under 40 class named
  • Michael Dixon of UNeMed, Megan Hunt of Princess Lasertron and CAMP Coworking and David Milligan of Advent IP (all of Omaha) were named to the Midlands Business Journals “40 Under 40” list – “The Class of 2011” and SPN
  • Inspired by author Peter Kageyama, Amanda Styron (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) launched “Love, Cedar Rapids” – lovecr.squarespace.com and twitter.com/pkageyama
  • RestingSpot (Omaha) and Mobile Truckr (Lincoln, Neb.) will be competing at Friday’s East 2 West Venture competition – SPN

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