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Big Omaha
6815_63bd0589dd_small May 8, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Omaha As we blaze through Big Omaha week, we wanted to give you a glimpse into the minds and experience of Big Omaha attendees. Throughout Thursday and Friday, look out for these spotlights to learn more about who is attending Big Omaha this year. read more

6814_216688ab75_small May 8, 2014 by Chris Wolfgang

Omaha Laura Weidman Powers, founder of CODE2040, took the stage at KANEKO this morning 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 ... read more

6811_ef1dde0ae3_small May 8, 2014 by Patti Vannoy

Omaha To open Big Omaha Thursday morning, Ryan Freitas reflected on ownership by sharing his experience with the whole startup cycle: building, launching, selling and buying back. Yes, buying back. Freitas’ idea,, the “starting point for ... read more

6791_186530cbea_small May 8, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Omaha With Big Omaha 2014 sold out, we know there are a number of people who won’t be able to make it to KANEKO this year for the conference. No need to fret. Thanks to sponsor Proxibid, Big Omaha will be live-streaming on this page—check back at 9 a.m. Thursday—from open to close on both days. read more

6795_72ba4781a0_small May 7, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Omaha And so it begins. We invite Big Omaha 2014 attendees and the general public to join us tonight for the Big Omaha Opening Party. Hosted by our friends at Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the event allows folks to grab their badges, catch up with old friends and meet some new faces you'll be seeing over the next three days. read more

6794_9794fb1d41_small May 6, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Omaha This week Big Omaha welcomes a lineup of 14 speakers, each of whom offering something different to the biggest crowd in the conference's history. With experience in a wide variety of industries, these speakers will offer varied and valuable insight to educate and inspire attendees. Take a look at the all-star lineup, and get acquainted with this year's speakers through the bios and links provided. read more

6782_70add06719_small May 2, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Omaha Over the past few weeks, numerous events have cropped up in conjunction with Big Omaha, and we couldn't be more excited. To complement and reinforce the energy surrounding the conference, these events further the impact of Big Omaha not only for attendees but also the local entrepreneurial scene. read more

6781_ba9e73c5c9_small May 2, 2014 by Jean Nobile

Omaha As we head into next week, the SPN team wanted to send another wave of thanks to our partners. The support received from our sponsors has been crucial to the success of every event over the past six years, and while we could never truly say what this support means to us, perhaps a simple thank you is a good first step.  read more

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