Weekly Recap: EyeVerify in WSJ, Omaha a startup city, Let it Goat

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…


Let it Goat, an iPhone game made by SkyVu interns, Vine stars Jack & Jack, made ABC News, other outlets.

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. What David Graff learned scaling the Hudl team from 3 to 170 by David Graff (7/3)
  2. MindMixer co-founder takes job as COO of ophthalmology practice by Jordan Pascale (7/8)
  3. 95+ KC startup-related Twitter accounts you should follow right now by Megan Bannister (7/9)
  4. 1 Million Cups Omaha moving from UNO to Wareham Building by Jordan Pascale (7/7)
  5. 105+ Iowa startup accounts you should follow on Twitter right now by Megan Bannister (7/2)


  • Zach Sanderson, co-founder of Turnstile Cards, blogs about his pivoting… or not. — We Create Here
  • Des Moines-based BirdDog closes $4 million Series A round. — Des Moines Register
  • Welch Avenue celebrates its first birthday. — Welch Avenue
  • The role of co-working in a startup community. — Welch Avenue

Kansas City

  • The KC Star featured Jason Bays’ Kid Rocket Studios that creates interactive graphic novels. — KC Star
  • LeapIt and Local Ruckus were featured in a story about Google Fiber and entrepreneurship. — CNN
  • EyeVerify gets pub on the $6 million raise from Sprint, Samsung and more. — Wall Street Journal


  • SkyVu’s game, Let it Goat, made by Jack & Jack made a lot of news outlets last week. — ABC News
  • Paul Jarrett of Bulu Box shares his ecommerce wisdom on an entrepreneur podcast. — The Boomer Business Owner
  • A NU Alumni magazine features entrepreneur power couple John Wirtz of Hudl and Ella Wirtz of Boutique Window. — University of Nebraska Foundation
  • 10 Things that Only Omahans Would Understand. No. 9? The Silicon Prairie. — Movoto
  • Omaha among the top 10 best cities to start a startup. — CNN Money  
  • Forget the garage — Dusty Davidson started Flywheel from a closet. — Matt Report
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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