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Herb Sih is spurring Kansas City entrepreneurs to ‘Think Big’

By Danny Schreiber / February 18, 2011

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…

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Silicon Prairie News – Kansas City Edition launches today!

By Geoff Wood / February 15, 2011

(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…

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Coming soon: Silicon Prairie News – Kansas City Edition

By Danny Schreiber / January 28, 2011

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…

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Weekly Wrap Up: Danny in Kansas City edition

By Danny Schreiber / January 21, 2011

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

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TechBrew Iowa City, Ignite Lincoln, PechaKucha Omaha & more

By Danny Schreiber / January 18, 2011

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 info@siliconprairienews.com.

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Fast Company: ‘Why You Should Start a Company in… Kansas City’

By Dusty Davidson / November 9, 2010

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…

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Chris Brogan to highlight Free State Social in Lawrence, Kansas

By Danny Schreiber / March 31, 2010

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…

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Online Publications on the Prairie: Kansas City Free Press

By Danny Schreiber / March 9, 2010

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…

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Upcoming event: Ignite Kansas City at Kauffman Foundation

By Danny Schreiber / October 21, 2009

Here’s a great upcoming event for the folks in Kansas City (and honestly, the entire region, although registration is capped around 150!) Bo Fishback and the team at the Kauffman Foundation are announcing Ignite Kansas City to be held on November 3rd. Read on for more information… If you had five minutes on stage to…

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