From Silicon Valley to Silicon Alley

Original post by Daniel Brunt via Yammer Following a customer meeting in New York City on December 7th, 2011, I learned that Yammer was going to establish a New York office. In Yammer years, that was an eon or two ago. At that time, I was based at headquarters in San Francisco and worked primarily with Northeast […]

Apprentice loser Nick Holzherr gets funding for food site

Original post by BBC A runner up in television series The Apprentice has secured funding for his food website after being turned down by Lord Sugar. Nick Holzherr has secured £170,000 to launchWhisk, a service that creates online shopping lists based on recipes. In the TV series, Lord Sugar told the entrepreneur that he was […]

Five key points from the Silicon Prairie Stories panel at TechWeek

Original post by JEFF SLOBOTSKI via Silicon Prairienews I participated Monday in a Chicago TechWeek panel titled “Stories from the Silicon Prairie: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Outside of the Valley.” I was joined by Naithan Jones of AgLocal, Thad Langford of Open Air Equity Partners, Ben Milne of Dwolla and Greg Kratofil of Polsinelli Shughart, who served as our panel’s moderator. This was the first time that most of us had presented on the same […]