Silicon Prairie News

Big Omaha
7112_ab89da40e7_small July 25, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Omaha Big Omaha speakers Eric Ryan, Laura Weidman Powers and Jason Johnson sat down with host Antonio Neves to field questions ranging from how to improve company culture to hurdles they've had to overcome. read more

7080_ce945722c8_small July 24, 2014 by James Walmsley

Omaha As Nick Huff likes to tell it, he's most comfortable in motion. It's a good thing, too. The co-founder of Hutch has had to move a lot of furniture as of late. From a two-car garage, to the nethermost depths of the Old Market, to a small storefront in Midtown Crossing, Huff and his business partner, Brandon Beed, have gone from hobbyists to full-blown furniture retailers in less than a year.  read more

7100_c2f19efb16_small July 23, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Omaha The salty vocabulary of prodigiously successful, serial social entrepreneur Ellen Gustafson added extra passion to the closing speech at Big Omaha. Gustafson describes herself as a "sustainable food system activist, author, innovator and social entrepreneur." She co-founded FEED Projects, is the co-founder of Food Tank: The Food Think Tank and a number of other businesses related to changing food systems. She's also the author of an upcoming book called “We the Eaters.”  read more

7089_e815f3e006_small July 21, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Omaha Kevin Rose has made innumerable entrepreneurial leaps in the tech industry throughout the years, first as the founder of Digg and today as a general partner at Google Ventures where he focuses on early-stage and seed investments. Big Omaha emcee Antonio Neves sat down with Rose to chat about meditation, past successes and the tension rising out of Silicon Valley. read more

7082_0e2d1a9dd2_small July 18, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Omaha Popexpert founder & CEO Ingrid Sanders shared the unusual story behind the founding of her company with Big Omaha attendees. After years of being career driven, Ingrid did something rare for a highly ambitious person: She stopped. read more

7072_375b23172e_small July 16, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Omaha A native of Clarks, Neb., Evan Williams' founding of Blogger, Twitter and Medium has significantly impacted the way we share our stories online. In 45 minutes, Williams shares much of the insight he's gained from more than two decades of experience. Take a seat, grab a coffee and soak in all in. This isn't one to miss. read more

7066_df8e034742_small July 15, 2014 by Fred Bauters

It's been more than two months since Big Omaha, but the lessons and experiences shared by the speakers aren't losing their value any time soon. We're still digesting everything they had to say on stage, but Kauffman Founders School took it a step further. They sat down with several of the speakers off stage to expound on those experiences for the online educational resource's new Founder Genius section. read more

7065_269d614758_small July 14, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Omaha Heidi Lubin is the co-founder of HEVT, a startup focused on building energy efficient electric motors and incubating ideas about energy and mobility. During her Big Omaha 2014 keynote, Lubin spoke to attendees on a wide variety of topics, including big data, scaling down ideas and the importance of failing publicly. read more

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