Cedar Rapids and Iowa City
(Photo by IndigoValley via Flickr) The goal of Prairie Moves is to keep our readers informed about career moves, press coverage, and product development 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 email@example.com. And if you have suggestions…Read More
Over the past decade, technology professionals across the country have come to know Dice.com as an important site for industry job-seekers and recruiters. What’s not always apparent, however, is that Dice is located in the Des Moines area and has been since the founders moved it to Iowa 15 years ago.
The company began as a San Francisco-based startup…Read More
Our guest this week on PrairieCast is Iowa City’s Andy Stoll, co-founder of social entrepreneurship incubator The James Gang and world traveler. Andy, who is an Omaha native, talks about his experiences with The James Gang, his recently completed 3.5 year adventure around the world and his upcoming project The World Tri.
The World Tri is a unique endurance event being undertaken over the next…Read More
This week on PrairieCast our guest is Iowa City-based serial entrepreneur Brian Kaldenberg (above). Brian has founded several companies including Gamerosters.com (which provides NCAA football video game rosters to more than 20,000 customer annually), ProofreadingPal (a proofreading service for the academic and business sectors), and…Read More
Three years ago, the Iowa Legislature noted an opportunity for the state to move ahead in the advanced manufacturing, information technology and bioscience industries. To take advantage of that opportunity, they created the Innovation and Commercialization Division within the Department of Economic Development. Its mission is “to grow Iowa’s economy…Read More
The City of West Des Moines, the Mid Iowa Small Business Development Center, and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development recently announced that they are accepting applications for their business plan competition.
Top prize in the competition is a seed capital award of $25,000, prizes of $15,000…Read More
There’s quite the variety of events headed our way in and around Omaha and Des Moines. We’ve included one, in particular, that is a bit outside of our regular entrepreneurial and creative event postings, but we’ve heard it’s a very cool exhibit –BODIES…The Exhibition.
Hope you can get out, enjoy the nice weather, and the spectacular events we have in our own backyards.
Note: All event descriptions taken from event websites.
Wednesday, April 28 – Johnny Cupcakes Suitcase Tour (Omaha)
Nomad Lounge (1013 Jones St) at 8 p.m.
The Cupcake Mobile…Read More
Playing on its reputation as the “Academy Awards of Iowa’s high tech industry,” the fifth annual Prometheus Awards took place last night with a Hollywood-style theme, complete with a celebrity photo booth, award statues, plenty of tuxedos, and even a red carpet.
The awards are a production of the Technology Association of Iowa (TAI) meant to highlight innovation throughout the state. “This showcase honors companies and individuals who represent the best and brightest in technology and business and have…Read More
When you put together a list of the fastest growing technology companies in Iowa, you probably don’t include Hatchlings, Inc., but you should. I recently had the chance to sit down with Brad Dwyer the company’s founder, who is also a senior in Computer Science and Entrepreneurial Studies at Iowa State University, to learn about his Ames-based startup. Hatchlings started as a Facebook application…Read More
Everyone at Silicon Prairie News, Technology Association of Iowa and Paragon IT Professionals is excited about the response the first Creative Capital Pitch Session in Des Moines has received! In all, we received 22 submissions from 17 individuals or teams from four…Read More