Silicon Prairie News

TaglineA home on the range for Midwest tech coverage
Year Founded2008
Type or CoverageBusiness
Type or CoverageTechnology
Business TypeFor-profit
Revenue SourcesEvents
Revenue SourcesSponsorships
Institutional SupportNo Institutional Support
Staff Size (Business)2-5
Staff Size (Editorial)2-5
Active VolunteersNone
CMSRuby on Rails
AffiliationsContent: online syndication on business page of the Omaha World-Herald; monthly syndication of one young entrepreneur profile with Juice magazine.
Mappin LocationOmaha - Nebraska
Principal StaffJeff Slobotski
Principal StaffDusty Davidson
Principal StaffDanny Schreiber
Principal StaffMichael Stacy
Principal StaffGeoff Wood
Principal StaffBrittany Mascio
DescriptionIn the summer of 2008 Jeff Slobotski was working for the sales team of a technology company in New York City but living in his hometown of Omaha Nebraska. During his travels around the country for work he kept getting asked “What’s going on in Omaha?” Slobotski knew that contrary to popular belief there was a lot going on in Omaha including a small but burgeoning community of entrepreneurs and creative types launching new business ventures. So Slobotski started interviewing people with a flip camera and posting the videos to his personal blog. It was the seed of what would become Silicon Prairie News a site founded by Slobotski and his partner Dusty Davidson that covers the tech start-up world in much of the Midwest with a special focus on Omaha Des Moines and Kansas City.
Profile on CJR