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Big Omaha
6780_1b8510abd5_small May 2, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Omaha Today we’re thrilled to release the detailed Big Omaha 2014 schedule. Below you’ll find a comprehensive list of every speaker, party, meal and special event. Be on the lookout in the coming days for more information on everything Big Omaha. read more

6773_7cfcf31501_small April 30, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Omaha For Big Omaha attendees, we strive to present an environment that allows for interactions that result in growth of knowledge and meaningful connections. Attendees should be able to experience this not only from the stage, but at every meal, lounge and party from May 7-9. As a way to encourage moments of discovery and interaction, we call on artists to present ideas in a way we could never imagine ... read more

6767_be6b28e0d2_small April 29, 2014 by Jean Nobile

Omaha As we approach next week, I wanted to take some time to thank those who make this event happen. Big Omaha and all the amazing things that come with it wouldn't be possible without their belief in our community, and their support allows Silicon Prairie News to continue connecting and covering the community that has enabled so many to find success in the Midwest. Learn a bit more about them and stay tuned for additional sponsors later this week to see what they’re doing in their own space as well as in the startup community ... read more

6758_caf83838ad_small April 25, 2014 by Jeff Slobotski

Omaha Over the course of the last five years, the success of Big Omaha has stemmed from many sources, however the space is one of the most crucial elements. From the very beginning, we understood the need for the spirit of Big Omaha to be embodied in its surroundings ... read more

6751_e024430bbd_small April 24, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Omaha Jim and Karen Linder are the founders and managing directors at Linseed Capital. Through that fund they've invested in companies like Bulu Box, Flywheel, Eye Verify, SkyVu and Travefy—just one piece of how they support our community. We recently asked the Linders to share their Big Omaha experience to provide insight on both the conference and community for first-time Big Omaha attendees. They didn't disappoint ... read more

6739_42818a83ed_small April 22, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

This year the Kauffman Foundation wants to pay it forward, giving away one Big Omaha ticket to someone who shows a simple act of kindness to others. On Wednesday, April 23, Kauffman is asking you to follow the following ... read more

6733_0f0ddf79b9_small April 21, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Omaha “Tank is full. Thermometer ready. @BigOmaha tickets here I come! #hotorcold.” Justin Fennert’s preparation paid off. At 11:39 a.m. Saturday, his arrival at the Hot or Cold location was announced with the sound of snapping twigs as he burst through the woods near Zorinsky Lake. With a high five, he secured two tickets to Big Omaha 2014 ... read more

6663_0fe3abb8ba_small April 17, 2014 by Caleb Ulffers

Omaha After five years of Big Omaha, we've learned that everyone loves a good party. It has a bit of a reputation for the energy and excitement around the parties and we're excited to gather everyone to do it all again this year. Below you'll find a comprehensive list of what, where, when and for whom this year's Big Omaha parties are ... read more

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