Silicon Prairie News

Big Omaha
6529_2730a6fac2_small February 27, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Omaha A Silicon Valley technologist for more than 20 years, Jason Johnson’s career is marked with accomplishments that help make the world a more connected place. Jason is the co-founder and CEO of August, the makers of the sleek Smart Lock that gives consumers a secure, simple and social way to manage the locks of their home or office electronically and remotely. Now he joins the slate of Big Omaha speakers with a depth of knowledge and experience that we think will elevate you in your own endeavors… read more

6523_50c340f8d8_small February 27, 2014 by Caleb Ulffers

Omaha The Big Omaha experience isn't contained to the stage. It continues down the halls, at parties, on your phone and in the streets as artists display unique works of art and exhibits. These enhance the connection and feel of the conference, encouraging openness, interaction and collaboration ... read more

6518_effe89f8a2_small February 24, 2014 by Caleb Ulffers

Omaha Silicon Prairie News is thrilled to welcome entrepreneur, innovator, author and sustainable food system activist Ellen Gustafson to Big Omaha this year. Over the past decade, Ellen has gained extensive experience developing the conversation and examining the compelling juxtaposition of the incline in both starvation and obesity. Food Tank, FEED, The 30 Project and Change Dinner ... read more

6484_88230fd9f1_small February 14, 2014 by Jeff Slobotski & Caleb Ulffers

Omaha Thanks to everyone who joined us last night at Krug Park—we had a great time catching up. If you couldn't make it, you may not have heard about our latest speaker to join this year's Big Omaha slate. We’re extremely excited to announce that Evan Williams is coming home to Nebraska to speak at this year’s event… read more

6475_69b9a3e609_small February 11, 2014 by Caleb Ulffers

Omaha The Big Omaha announcements ramp up this week with the reveal of one of our headline speakers at our Omaha meetup on Thursday night at Krug Park. Tickets then go on sale Friday at 11 a.m. CST on for the conference, May 7-9 ... read more

6455_5051cdfcb7_small February 6, 2014 by Caleb Ulffers

Omaha Over the past two weeks, we have announced a new speaker joining the Big Omaha lineup each Thursday. Today we're excited to release the third speaker joining us at 2014's Big Omaha before following up with one more next Thursday before tickets go on sale. We are thrilled to have Ryan Freitas, co-founder of, join us May 7-9... read more

6430_96b0f0d70e_small January 30, 2014 by Caleb Ulffers

Omaha Last week we announced the first of four speaker reveals for Big Omaha leading up to tickets going on sale February 14th. Without further adieu, we're excited to announce that Eric Ryan, co-founder of Method, will be joining us on stage! Method started in an apartment where Eric and his co-founder wanted to create green cleaning products that looked beautiful. More specifically, they wanted to “create an entire line of home care products that were more powerful than a bottle of sodium hypochlorite. Gentler than a thousand puppy licks. Able to detox tall homes in a single afternoon.” ... read more

6402_33eb6b3703_small January 23, 2014 by Caleb Ulffers

Omaha Over the next four weeks we will be announcing one Big Omaha speaker each Thursday. After the last announcement, tickets will go live Feb. 14 for our annual conference that brings the nation's most passionate members of the entrepreneurial ... read more

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Winners will be announced live on stage at
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