Many thanks to the more than 130 individuals who made it out to McFadden’s last night to help us kick off our expansion to Kansas City. We thought we’d wrap up the night by 8:30 p.m., but conversation about the growing community in and around KC kept us there until 10 p.m., and I know some of us wanted to stay for another hour. The individuals, stories and ideas we heard last night will be energizing…Read More
As the managing partner of Think Big Partners, Think Big Kansas City and bizperc, Herb Sih has been busy over the last three years (Left, photo from thinkbigpartners.com). Most recently, Think Big announced a collaboration with Angel Capital Group, a Tennessee-based investment group, to launch 4-6 companies in an incubator right here in Kansas City. The Think Big KC incubator is based on the Y Combinator/TechStars proof-of-concept model. Founders apply with a business plan and receive a little funding, along with some legal and marketing help, and 90 days of…Read More
(Photo by Tim Samoff via Flickr.) Today is a monumental day for Silicon Prairie News. Two years and seven months ago, we launched Silicon Prairie News in Omaha with the focus of telling the stories of entrepreneurs and creatives we knew existed in the community but hadn’t had a chance to have their great work shared with the masses.
Shortly after, our focus turned to Des Moines where we saw a similar passion and energy around entrepreneurship and the startup community. With great…Read More
Since committing to covering the startup community on the Silicon Prairie over two years ago, namely in Omaha and Des Moines, we’ve often heard from folks to the south of us say, “If you ever come to Kansas City, let us know.” We’ll, here we come, and we couldn’t be more excited.
In a of couple weeks, look for an official post to announce the addition of the “Silicon Prairie News – Kansas City…Read More
Today’s Weekly Wrap Up, taped this morning at the Silicon Prairie News Headquarters. With Danny out of town in Kansas City, Jeff and I are free to ramble on for an extended period of time! Topics discussed include:
– Three Cups of Tea at KANEKO
– Deal Garden
– Groupon Omaha & Des Moines records
– Recent Prairie Moves
– The PrairieCast Show in Des Moines
– Big Omaha teasers
There’s a solid lineup of events this week all across the Silicon Prairie, from Lincoln, down to Kansas City, and back up to Omaha. Check out the listings below and learn more about each by clicking on the provided link. To see events beyond this week, pay a visit to our events page, siliconprairienews.com/events.
If you have any you think we should add, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.Read More
Yesterday, Fast Company magazine continued its online series highlighting entrepreneurial hubs around the country. Once again, they’ve landed in the Silicon Prairie. This time, in the “world’s barbecue capital,” Kansas City.
The article, “Why You Should Start a Company in… Kansas City,” is an interview with Bo Fishback, vice president of entrepreneurship…Read More
This is a guest post by Adam Coomes, president of Kansas City-based Infegy, an enterprise social media monitoring, intelligence and analytics company. This is an invitation to participate in Kansas City’s second Startup Weekend from April 16-18. Startup Weekend is one of Kansas City’s best tech…Read More
How many times a day do you hear the phrases “Google it,” social media movement sweeping the world? At Free State Social you’ll connect with comrades in arms and will extend your social network beyond 140 characters.
Free State Social, the forum for social media will make its debut in Lawrence, Kansas April 29-30, 2010. Yes, Lawrence, Kanas is the locale for this conference that will feature national speakers including Jeremiah Owyang of Altimeter Group, Ellyn Angelotti of Poynter Online…Read More
First up in our interview series with new online publications on the Silicon Prairie is KCFreePress.com.
As I wrote yesterday, discovering this website piqued my interest in new online publications popping up in our region. From day one, this site was quite comprehensive, including coverage of politics, food, music, events, and more. When I received their answers to my questions, I was…Read More