Weekly Recap: DSM gets punny, Cox gigabit in Omaha and more

Every Monday Silicon Prairie News' editorial team will share some of the interesting regional content we've read as well as SPN's most-read stories over the last week.


All of the puns. The Des Moines startup community lampooned Gravitate, the city’s new startup space. 

Every Monday Silicon Prairie News’ editorial team will share some of the interesting regional content we’ve read as well as SPN’s most-read stories over the last week. 

SPN’s most read stories from last week

  1. The startup that grew from inside a 152-year-old Fortune 150 company” by Jordan Pascale (5/21) 
  2. KU students collaborate to form experimental digital agency” by Megan Bannister (5/27)
  3. Meet Gravitate, Des Moines’ new entrepreneurial center of gravity” by Megan Bannister (5/28) 
  4. Startup Games will kick off 1 Week KC to end the networking norm” by Jordan Pascale (5/27)
  5. Straight Shot accelerator moves to new North Downtown Omaha digs” by Jordan Pascale (5/23)


  • Bawte’s John Jackovin was featued on Idea Mensch. — Idea Mensch 
  • The folks over at Brandisty profiled Change’s Amanda Morrow. — Brandisty Blog
  • We Create Here wants to help the community get to know the Iowa Startup Accelerator’s team of mentors. — We Create Here
  • Plans for Des Moines’ new “entrepreneurial center of gravity” are moving forward. As are punny takes on its name, Gravitate. — Facebook 
  • A new app that helps users track and share their recycling habits is launching soon in Iowa City. — We Create Here

Kansas City

  • Snow & Co. took home the Chamber’s Aspirational Entrepreneur Award last week. — KC Chamber
  • EyeVerify’s Toby Rush shares his thoughts on why startups need patent reform now. — Roll Call 
  • KC makes a list of “high-tech cities you’ll want to call home.” — PC Mag


  • AT&T launches an “Internet of Things” home automation service in Omaha. — AT&T
  • Cox is bringing Gigabit Internet to Omaha. — Omaha World-Herald
  • Year of the Startup has found a home in the Cathedral neighborhood. — Year of the Startup
  • A third of the proposed Technology Village at Crossroads is spoken for. — Omaha World-Herald
  • Volano Solutions’ Action Card app gets more press. — Omaha World-Herald
We love to hear what you’re up to! Read something interesting about entrepreneurship or startups in the Midwest? Send it our way at editor@siliconprairienews.com


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