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Get to know the Big Omaha 2012 Thursday speakers

May 3, 2012 by Amy Engle

Our emcee, Antonio Neves (top left), and the seven speakers of the first day of Big Omaha 2012.

Also see: "Read up on the Big Omaha 2012 Friday speakers"

Already pick out your clothes in anticipation of Big Omaha? Now, it's time for you to do your homework on the speaker lineup. Lucky for you, we've done the hard part and put together a series of links on the latest news and videos of each of the speakers in hopes of building your enthusiasm before you even step out your door. Filled with one of the youngest entrepreneurs to receive venture capital funding, the founder of a company that began the blogging boom in 2002 and an ex-Google intern, you won't want to miss reading through the accomplishments of this lineup.

See the Big Omaha 2012 schedule

Antonio Neves (@theantonioneves)

Business journalist, speaker and founder of THINQACTION


Ted Rheingold (@tedr)

Founder and general manager at SAY Media


Ben Lerer (@benjlerer)

Co-founder and CEO of Thrillist Media Group


Sahil Lavingia (@shl)

Designer, founder and CEO of Gumroad


Jim McKelvey (@2000f)

Co-founder of Square


Seth Goldstein (@seth)

Chairman of


Yael Cohen (@msfuckcancer)

Founder and president of F Cancer


Philip Rosedale (@philiplinden)

Founder of Coffee & Power and founder and chairman of the board with Second Life/Linden Lab

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