A look at the story behind the New York Times Silicon Prairie story

Original post by DANNY SCHREIBER via Silicon Prairienews Over the four years that I’ve written for Silicon Prairie News, I haven’t seen an article on Omaha, Des Moines and Kansas City’s startup scene receive as much buzz and attention as the recent New York Times story, “Tech Start-Ups Find a Home on the Prairie.” Tweet after tweet, […]

Two West Des Moines Companies on MSNBC’s List of Five Silicon Prairie Start-Ups to Watch

Original post by Beth Dalbey via WestDesMoinesPatch Three Iowa companies – two of them in West Des Moines – are among five companies to watch on the Silicon Prairie, “ the hottest area in the country for tech startups that you never heard of,” the cable news network MSNBC said. Topping the list is the e-commerce marketplaceGoodsmiths founded by […]

Silicon Prairie now prime startup territory

Origianl post by Joe McKendrick via smartplanet Earlier this month, we reported on the emergence of Kansas City’s “Startup Village,” spurred by the Google Fiber broadband project. However, there may be more at work than Google’s intervention: there are many other tech hotspots are springing up across the US Midwest, from Iowa to Nebraska. As observed by The New […]

TechMeetups & EarlyShares team up to educate US startups about crowdfunding

EarlyShares.com, the Equity Based Crowdfunding Platform has Partnered with TechMeetups to stage evening-time events in New York, Dallas and Miami as part of the national roadshow aimed to educate and raise much needed awareness about the JOBS Act and the benefits of Equity Based Crowdfunding. In each of the three cities EarlyShares.com CEO Maurice Lopes […]

Dwolla launches reddit Donate to drive charitable donations

Original post by MICHAEL STACY via SiliconPrairienews Dwolla today announced a new initiative to drive donations to charitable causes from users of social news site reddit. reddit Donate allows the moderators of reddit’s category-specific sub-pages, known as subreddits, to create campaigns for nonprofits of their choice and embed a “donate now” button into their subreddit’s side panel. Dwolla, a Des Moines-based online payments […]