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Posts by Geoff Wood

PrairieCast: In lieu of a live show, we look back at year two of the podcast

PrairieCast is off this week for the holiday break, but on behalf of co-host Andy Brudtkuhl, producer Jon Thompson and everyone on the Silicon Prairie News team, we’d like to thank you for a great year of the show.

We launched PrairieCast as an audio-only podcast in early 2010 and did 19 episodes throughout the year. This year made a lot of changes, committing to a weekly schedule and moving to live video. We overcame a hurdle or two …

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Silicon Prairie: The makings of a new startup scene – Part 2

You, the Silicon Prairie News community, know the stories behind Dwolla, Hudl and Zave Networks, which I shared in the Part 1 of this post. You also know that Scott Harrison of New York-based charity: water gave one of the most memorable presentations to the world in Omaha and that Ben Silbermann of Palo Alto’s Pinterest, who’s leading what some are calling Silicon Valley’s hottest startup …

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Silicon Prairie: The makings of a new startup scene – Part 1

In an article featured on Forbes.com on Monday, Anneke Jong of The Daily Muse spotlights seven regions around the country that are burgeoning hubs for startup activity, including our very own Silicon Prairie. Each region has a name that plays off of the “Silicon” in Silicon Valley, which Jong describes as “a metonym for the entrepreneurial spirit that’s fueled …

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PrairieCast with Nathan T. Wright and Jordan Lampe (Video)

This week on PrairieCast, we trotted out our favorite ugly Christmas sweaters. Rather, Andy brought his out, our guests Nathan T. Wright of Lava Row and Jordan Lampe of Dwolla donned very shiny Christmas vests and I went with the more conservative ugly Christmas sweater T-shirt.

We covered a lot of Dwolla …

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PrairieCast: Live at 2 p.m. with Jordan Lampe and Nathan T. Wright

Join us today at 2 p.m. for the last PrairieCast of 2011! Episode 67 will feature Dwolla’s Jordan Lampe and Lava Row’s Nathan T. Wright.

We’ll be talking about Dwolla’s big announcement last week, Forbes.com’s roundup of startup scenes around the U.S., Sean Blanda’s guest post on pitching your startup to the media and more.

Also, it might just be ugly Christmas sweater day on the show. Shhh!
Did you miss last week’s show? It was our first with …

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PrairieCast: Live at 2 p.m. Tuesday with Jordan Lampe & Nathan Wright

Join us at 2 p.m. Tuesday for the last PrairieCast of 2011! Episode 67 will feature Dwolla’s Jordan Lampe and Lava Row’s Nathan T. Wright.

Did you miss last week’s show? It was our first with a live studio audience! Check it out here: “PrairieCast with Scott Case, Emma Peterson and Jordan Lampe (Video)”.

Have you liked PrairieCast …

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Newsmakers: Ben Milne of Dwolla

We’re unveiling a new feature today called Newsmakers, a video series and podcast taking you behind the headlines with the individuals making news in the Silicon Prairie.

Our first newsmaker is Ben Milne, co-founder and CEO of Dwolla, an online cash transfer company based in Des Moines. Just a little more than two years to the day, Milne sat …

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PrairieCast with Scott Case, Emma Peterson and Jordan Lampe (Video)

One of the best TV shows of all time began each episode with one of the series regulars doing a voice over “Cheers is filmed before a live studio audience,” (in my head, it’s Cliff Clavin saying it) and for the first time we can claim the same for PrairieCast!

In addition to the audience, we had three guests on today’s panel, Scott Case of the Startup America …

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