AIM Launching Into 2023

By Aaron Decker / January 13, 2023

AIM launches into 2023 leading the tech training field for Nebraska and Iowa serving nearly 6,000 participants. The Midwest region’s tech community is full of opportunity, with many exciting and growing companies. But like most tech communities in the United States, the Silicon Prairie suffers from a scarcity of talent, lacks diversity, and has a…

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Reflections of an Entrepreneur: LifeLoop CEO, Amy Johnson

By Razia Aziz-Seible / November 13, 2019

Omaha-based startup, LifeLoop is a senior living software company whose mission is to preserve the connections between residents, their care providers, and family members such that everyone is always “in the loop” about what is taking place in the lives of elderly loved ones in senior communities.  Silicon Prairie News has been following the story…

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Flywheel founder Dusty Davidson at TechBrew

By SPN Team / October 10, 2019

Last week, Dusty Davidson visited TechBrew in Council Bluffs, Iowa.  We were in attendance and taped some of what he had to say.  In particular, we thought that his response to a question about growing up in the Midwest was poignant.  So, we thought that we would share it with you.

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Meet a VC: Firebrand Ventures from Kansas City

By Tom Chapman / October 3, 2019

In August of 2016, John Fein started the process of raising a venture capital fund in Kansas City.  He had a target of $7 million as his fund size and as he describes – “zero connections” to the high net worth community in Kansas City. However, he had a mission to raise and invest the…

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Sidewalk Labs Spins Out Replica, Announces Series A

By Tom Chapman / September 13, 2019

On Thursday, Kansas City based Replica announced via blog post that it had moved from a product of Sidewalk Labs (in the Model Lab) to a separate company, called Replica.  The company also announced that it had raised $11 million in venture funding. In the blog post, Nick Bowden, Replica’s CEO and co-founder explained how…

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Reprint from University of Nebraska-Omaha: Exosuit Makes Walking and Running Easier

By Tom Chapman / August 23, 2019

The below article is re-printed with the authorization of the University of Nebraska-Omaha.  We discovered it quite by accident, but thought that it needed a wider circulation.  Please feel free to send similar amazing technology stories for reprint on Silicon Prairie News to editor@siliconprairienews.com. Between walking at a leisurely pace and running for your life,…

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Lincoln’s Powderhook game-changing for outdoor aficionados

By Laura Neesen / July 23, 2019

Eric Dinger, enthusiastic entrepreneur and outdoorsman, sought to solve a problem he personally faced – finding enough time to pursue his fondness for hunting and fishing. He discovered that many others in his community of outdoor enthusiasts experience the same problem. He also found another problem compounding the lack of time – that is, the…

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Funding news from last week

By SPN Team / July 22, 2019

Last week was an active week in the Silicon Prairie with a variety of companies receiving outside investment. Some noteworthy companies continue to raise money: • Understory, the Madison based weather technology startup, raised a $7.25 million Series B round. In an interview in May, Alex Kubicek (the company’s CEO) said that the plan is…

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