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Day: March 18, 2013

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Stackify wants to help companies remember to renew domains, SSLs

By SPN Team / March 18, 2013

When Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform went down in late February because of an expired SSL certificate, Kansas City, Mo. startup Stackify jumped at the opportunity to create a free solution for everyone, including itself.

Stackify, which uses Azure, learned of the platform’s crash on a Friday and later that day …

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Three investments by Iowa angel group total about $750,000

By SPN Team / March 18, 2013

Plains Angels, a Des Moines-based consortium of angel investors established last June, has invested about $750,000 in three Iowa businesses, the group’s co-founder Mike Colwell told the Des Moines Register. Carroll-based Agren, a 17-year-old agriculture consulting company …

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RecBob scores one of 10 spots in first Nike+ Accelerator in Portland

By SPN Team / March 18, 2013

Over the next three months, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, startup RecBob hopes to pick up its game. The team behind a recreational sports management app is one of 10 companies chosen to participate in the inaugural Nike+ Accelerator that kicked off today in Portland, RecBob founder John Schnipkoweit said Sunday.

“They are giving the 10 companies the first access to (its FuelBand) API to look at that data …

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“I live in Omaha” creator John Henry Müller to move to California

By SPN Team / March 18, 2013

In two weeks, What Cheer’s John Henry Müller, the Omaha designer behind the grassroots campaign “I live in Omaha,” will jump in a moving truck with his family and head west to San Francisco. After living in the Midwest their entire lives, Müller said today on his website that it’s now time for he and his wife to “explore and gain new perspectives.”

The announcement comes four months after Müller and his team at What Cheer decided to close …

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Kansas City-born Divshot closes $1.1m seed round, lays roots in LA

By SPN Team / March 18, 2013

Divshot, a team that came together at Startup Weekend Kansas City last April, isn’t slowing down. After building a prototype in its first 48 hours of existence, three months later it went on to win a Los Angeles pitch competition in July. The next month, it entered San Monica startup accelerator Launchpad LA. Today, less than a month after graduating from the accelerator, it announced it closed a $1.1 million …

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Tech ESP, Under30CEO, Hacking the Gigabit City and nine more events

By SPN Team / March 18, 2013

Every Monday, look for our events post to keep you in the loop on the happenings of the week. From meetups and conferences to workshops and pitch sessions, if it’s happening in the Silicon Prairie, you’ll find it here. (Left: Portions of this weekend’s Hacking the Gigabit City event take place at the Google Fiber Space.) …

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