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2592_34bc99f3e8_small July 22, 2011 by Jeff Slobotski

New York City We're back from a few days in New York City with a renewed energy for what we're building here in the Silicon Prairie. The purpose of the trip, in collaboration with the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce, was to connect with friends, supporters and individuals that we've developed relationships with but hadn't had the chance to yet meet in person. We took the energy and message from the Silicon Prairie … read more

2565_04311afcbe_small July 18, 2011 by Jeff Slobotski

Omaha This week Dusty Davidson of Silicon Prairie News and Tripleseat, Tom Chapman of the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce and myself will board an airplane and travel to New York City for a few days of meetings, meals and reconnecting with old friends and making new ones. We took a similar trip last year to San Francisco and will be heading back to the Bay Area later this year, as well. It's important for us to build community and relationships not only within our region, but across the country and beyond. … read more

2521_47e031885d_small July 13, 2011 by Jeff Slobotski

Omaha Today, we're pleased to share with the you the tenth video in our Big Omaha 2011 Video Series, brought to you by CoSentry. The video features a great friend and true supporter of Big Omaha and the Silicon Prairie community, Micah Baldwin. Micah is the CEO and chief community caretaker of Graphic.ly, a startup providing an immersive social experience and marketplace around digital comics and … read more

2519_2c2d176562_small July 11, 2011 by Jeff Slobotski

Omaha Today, we're pleased to share with the you the ninth video in our Big Omaha 2011 Video Series, brought to you by CoSentry. This video features Erich Broksas of the Startup America Partnership. Broksas is a senior vice president at the Case Foundation, and is also serving as the partnership development lead for the Startup America Partnership. With a deep business background, and having worked in several entrepreneurial environments himself … read more

2499_a5051262d1_small July 6, 2011 by Jeff Slobotski

Omaha Today, we're pleased to share with the you the eighth video in our Big Omaha 2011 Video Series, brought to you by CoSentry. The video features Dan Martell, co-founder of Flowtown, a social marketing platform focused on helping small businesses achieve real results in the world of social media. An award-winning entrepreneur at age 25, he founded Spheric, Inc, which grew an average of 152 percent … read more

2454_5568c868ed_small June 29, 2011 by Jeff Slobotski

Omaha Today we're pleased to share with the you the seventh video in our Big Omaha 2011 Video Series, brought to you by CoSentry. Having Aneesh Chopra, US CTO, involved in this year's event was exciting, as it brought a new dimension to the individuals who have shared their ideas and insights with us over the past few years. In the video above, Robert Scoble from Rackspace opened with … read more

2484_f2079911ca_small June 29, 2011 by Jeff Slobotski

We want to take the chance to thank our amazing partners and sponsors over the last few months. We've been fortunate to have some great companies on board and are humbled for their early support of what we're building at Silicon Prairie News! read more

2461_ab2ac33149_small June 27, 2011 by Jeff Slobotski

Omaha Today we're pleased to share with the you the sixth video in our Big Omaha 2011 Video Series, brought to you by CoSentry. In the video above, Ben Huh, founder and CEO of Cheezburger Network, shares his story from his humble beginnings with I Can Has Cheezburger in September 2007 to today, overseeing a network that generates more than 20 million page views per month. Ben said … read more

2460_cac314f855_small June 24, 2011 by Jeff Slobotski

Omaha Today, we're pleased to share with the you the third video in our Big Omaha 2011 Video Series, brought to you by CoSentry. The video features Neil Blumenthal, one of the Founders of Warby Parker, a company that he and three friends launched in early 2010 with the belief "that eyewear can be a powerful advocacy tool for global issues." For every pair of designer frames you purchase at $95, Warby Parker donates one pair through … read more

2440_6ce3bdf1ce_small June 22, 2011 by Jeff Slobotski

Omaha Today, we're pleased to share with the you the fourth video in our Big Omaha 2011 Video Series, brought to you by CoSentry. In the video above, Shervin Pishevar, managing partner at Menlo Ventures and former chairman of Social Gaming Network, shares very personal stories from his childhood as an Iranian immigrant and life lessons he's learned through his experiences. It's a story of his evolution of gaining the confidence to believe in … read more

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