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Thank you to our March sponsors!


Thankfully, the group of local and national companies who are supporting the work of Silicon Prairie News online continues to grow! We can’t express our thanks to them enough, and we would very much appreciate you thanking them, too (or better yet patronizing their services).

New sponsors starting this month

The Heartland Technology Alliance (HTA) is a grassroots coalition working as an advocate for innovation and competition in technology and communications across Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota, South Dakota and North Dakota. HTA’s executive director, John Stineman, is based in Des Moines, and we’re thankful for the continued support of the organization. HTA is sponsoring the new Founder Friday series.

Hudl is one of Lincoln’s best-known startups, providing coaching software to everyone from the NFL to youth leagues. The Hudl team is actively recruiting more talent and if you think you can make the team, check out hudl.com/jobs. Hudl is sponsoring our Prairie Portraits series.

Novak Druce + Quigg LLP is a national IP law firm that has offices on the coasts and in Texas as well as clients around the globe. We’re very excited to have them sponsoring our news blog and showing their support for the entrepreneurial ecosystem here in the Silicon Prairie. They are a display/banner sponsor on SiliconPrairieNews.com

Oxide Design is one of Omaha’s most innovative design firms. You’ve seen their amazing work at BigOmaha.com, as they’ve been our branding and identity partner for Big Omaha since the event’s inception in 2009. We’re excited to now be able to showcase them as a display/banner sponsor here on the website. 

The Start-Up Launchpad is an online service of Des Moines’ Davis Brown Law Firm that provides an innovative way for startups and entrepreneurs to access educational materials, checklists and legal documents from a trusted local source. Of course, attorneys like Emily Harris and Jason Stone are available in person as well. The Start-Up Launchpad is a banner/display sponsor on SiliconPrairieNews.com


Attendees at our Thinc Iowa event in October give a friendly wave to the camera.

Continuing sponsors of our online content

BrownWinick is a Des Moines-based law firm serving the whole region. Attorney Drew Larson leads their Startups Start Here program aimed at helping startup businesses with their legal needs. BrownWinick sponsors our RSS feed and daily email newsletter.

The Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce has been a tremendous supporter of our efforts for some time and recently joined us as the sponsor of the Silicon Prairie Map, a visual representation of the startup community around the entire region. The Greater Omaha Chamber continues to be a catalyst for making Greater Omaha a “vibrant place to do business, work and live” and is one of the most active Chambers we know of in terms of its dedication of time and resources towards the startup community.

Internet Solver has long been known for providing IT support solution, IT consulting, internet and telephone service, telephone systems and cellular telephone service in Des Moines. But with Internet Solver’s January aquisition of Advanced Technology Solutions, the company now offers similar services in Omaha as well! Internet Solver sponsors our RSS feed and daily email newsletter.

Microsoft BizSpark has sponsored many of our premier events in the past but joined us this month as a content sponsor! BizSpark is Microsoft’s program aimed at getting its software and server products into the hands of startups and budding technology companies. It also includes access to technical and business support. Microsoft BizSpark is a banner/display sponsor on Silicon Prairie News and also provides our new series “Sparking Innovation.”

Power Protection Products, Inc (P3) is a provider of energy related products and data center solutions. Check out P3’s Low Cost Data Center Colocation (LoCoCoLo) program based in Omaha. P3 also sponsors our RSS feed and daily email newslwetter.

StickerMule is the company that has produced all of the awesome Silicon Prairie News, Big Omaha and Thinc Iowa stickers for the past few years. If you’re looking for stickers, skins and sticker packs for your startup, check out StickerMule.com for a $10 credit towards your first order. StickerMule sponsors our RSS feed and daily email newsletter.


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Are you interested in reaching entrepreneurs, investors, creatives and others in the startup community like these sponsors? Silicon Prairie News has several options available, including new opportunities in 2012. For more information, contact me at geoff@siliconprairienews.com. 

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