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7059_656e593253_small July 11, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Omaha “Your idea sucks. It’s probably really bad.” These are the words of encouragement Alexis Tryon, co-founder of Artsicle, chose to share with to the Big Omaha crowd at KANEKO this year. “If it’s anything like mine,” she continued, “it’s probably terrible. And if you’re lucky, someone is willing to pay for it.” Not to worry - Tryon thinks you should do it anyway. read more

7052_932953b05b_small July 9, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Omaha It might not seem like a tech conference is the prime location for a speaker focused on healthy living, but Darya Rose, author of the blog Summer Tomato and the critically acclaimed "Foodist," fit right in at Big Omaha. Rose, who also has a Ph.D. in neuroscience, shared three tips for healthier living that even the busiest people can make time for: eat real food, get physical exersice and make habits rewarding. read more

7040_d0bba3ba52_small July 7, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Omaha Chase Jarvis thinks creativity is the new literacy, and by that, he means “creativity is the fundamental building block of the solution to every problem the world has ever seen, has ever known and will ever know.” In our latest Big Omaha speaker video, Jarvis expands on this thought in his "three act play." read more

7023_3b52b50f4d_small July 2, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Omaha Nathan Gold, founder of Demo Coach, shares how entrepreneurs can successfully tell their story with attendees at Big Omaha 2014. Brought to you by First National Bank of Omaha. read more

7019_cae90c9374_small July 1, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Omaha Andrew Brooks, co-founder of Internet of Things company SmartThings, spoke with Big Omaha attendees on the subject of enabling smart homes while also enabling innovators to solve their industry's problems. The Big Omaha video series is brought to you by First National Bank of Omaha. read more

7011_d1506e2013_small June 27, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Omaha On stage at KANEKO, the serial entrepreneur outlines three categories of motivation: making money, being famous and making a difference. The Big Omaha video series is brought to you by First National Bank of Omaha. read more

7000_55c3426c3c_small June 25, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Omaha Method co-founder Eric Ryan is no stranger to tackling giants. Ten years ago, he and co-founder Adam Lowry launched method, a line of cleaning products, among heavy hitters such as Proctor & Gamble. Against the grain of multi-national companies, method carved out its own industry niche with eye-catching design and eco-friendly products. read more

6992_9e0ba41972_small June 23, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Omaha Laura Weidman Powers, founder of CODE2040, took the stage at KANEKO to tell Big Omaha attendees about how her team is filling the gap between a growing minority population and a growing need for talent in the tech industry. read more

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