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Innovation Expo aims to connect “suits and shirts” in Sioux Falls

South Dakota’s Innovation Expo returns to Sioux Falls on Tuesday with a refreshed look and new tagline: “Where suits and shirts connect.”
“If you think of the typical tech conference, you have your ‘shirts’ (designers, developers, idea people) and your ‘suits’ (venture capitalists, angel investors, IP lawyers), but Innovation Expo wants to see what connections can be created here in South Dakota by putting the two groups together,” John T. Meyer of 9 Clouds, an inbound marketing firm, said in a written statement. The South Dakota Enterprise Institute partnered with Meyer’s firm to bring a new brand, identity and format to its nine-year-old event.

Organizers are …

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Prairie Moves: Eli Perelman, ShareWhere, LiveOn and more

Published Tuesdays and Fridays, 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 …

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Thinc Iowa: The return of the startup T-shirt roundup

If, as we posited in May, Big Omaha is like Paris Fashion Week — and at this point we see no grounds for questioning that claim — then it stands to reason that Thinc Iowa is akin to a runway show in Milan. Sure, Versace and Prada are replaced by Zaarly and Dwolla. But, still, it all comes down to who you’re wearing.

With that in mind, Silicon Prairie News set a crack team of intrepid reporters loose on the streets of downtown Des Moines on Friday — or, more accurately, I walked around creeping …

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Innovation Expo to highlight and help Prairie entrepreneurs

In less than a month, Sioux Falls will be the gathering spot for the eighth annual Innovation Expo, taking place Wednesday, Nov. 2 at the Ramkota Hotel and Conference Center.

The Expo, which is hosted by Enterprise Institute, a non-profit that provides business development and services to individuals and startup companies, brings together inventors, researchers and entrepreneurs …

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Coworking comes to Sioux Falls, with Meso opening doors in September

In the past two years, we’ve seen and featured coworking spaces popping up on the Silicon Prairie. The Foundry opened in October of 2009 in Des Moines. CAMP emerged last summer in Omaha, and we recently mentioned Vault Coworking, set to launch in Cedar Rapids this fall. The coworking phenomenon continues to spread across the prairie with the arrival of Meso in Sioux Falls.

Josh Aberson, a Sioux Falls entrepreneur …

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9 Clouds hoping for Potter-esque magic with Lemonly infographics

Infographics are all the rage, and in the coming months, the team at 9 Clouds hopes to capitalize on their popularity with the infographics company, Lemonly.

Defined by Wikipedia as a “graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge,” they’ve been popping up everywhere lately: news headlines, daily blogs, company blogs, blog categories and business plans. In fact, it’s one startup’s core purpose …

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Prairie Moves: Justin Graves, GoodTwin Design, Zappn and more

Published every Tuesday (one day late this week), 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 …

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PrairieCast with Brad Dwyer and John T. Meyer (Video)

On this week’s PrairieCast Andy Brudtkuhl and I were joined by guests Brad Dwyer, founder of Hatchlings, and John T. Meyer, co-founder of 9 Clouds and Silicon Prairie News contributor based in Sioux Falls.

Also, PrairieCast is now recorded in a green screen studio which lets us place any image behind us – if you have something you’d like to replace …

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PrairieCast: Live at 2 p.m. with Brad Dwyer and John T. Meyer

Tune in today at 2 p.m. CDT for Episode 40 of PrairieCast. We’ll be joined by guests Brad Dwyer, founder of Hatchlings and John T. Meyer, co-founder of 9 Clouds and Sioux Falls contributor to Silicon Prairie News. PrairieCast is a live podcast, recorded weekly, that features round table-style discussion of the top issues in startup …

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FutureMidwest draws region’s ideas, innovators to Detroit

Last week, I was able to attend and speak at the FutureMidwest conference in Detroit. The conference was made up of about 800 designers, developers, marketers, and creatives across the Midwest (primarily Michigan natives). Like Big Omaha, FutureMidwest is in its third year, has a cow for a mascot, and put together an awesome event that really captured …

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