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Big Omaha
5621_550ef2e049_small April 29, 2013 by Brittany Mascio

Omaha The Silicon Prairie News team has been working hard and reflecting on the experiences of the past four years to make Big Omaha 2013 our best event yet. With a speaker lineup that's sure to inspire attendees, a freshly remodeled conference home and a few suprises up our sleeve for the commemorative year, we can't wait to finally share the event's full schedule. Below you'll find our comprehensive agenda … read more

5603_e3390bdc41_small April 23, 2013 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha At my first Big Omaha I landed a job, but it wasn't with another attendee or sponsor, it was with the company behind the event, the less than one-year-old Silicon Prairie News. Six years ago, I worked in the same office building as Jeff Slobotski, and at least once a week, I'd make my way over to his desk to chat startups and hear the latest on the "web 2.0 / social media conference" he and his co-founder Dusty Davidson were planning. I was … read more

5604_d46dddbe55_small April 23, 2013 by Brittany Mascio

Omaha If you caught Shane Mac's Big Omaha attendee reflection post, nearly half of his most memorable moments happened with our speakers. They learned from one another, had a bit a fun together at our after parties and even collaborated on projects beyond the event Interaction like Shane's is not just a coincidence for some, it has become the norm for many at Big Omaha. We're excited today to announce our final speakers who will become those individuals that attendees will get to know and create new … read more

5593_e027d5f2d5_small April 20, 2013 by Guest Contributor

Omaha Sometimes, when you look back, a single moment in time can have so much more impact on the path we are on than we think. Big Omaha is one of those. Four years ago, I responded to a tweet from a girl who lived in Omaha. A week later, on Skype, she said I should check out her brothers conference in Omaha. That I should go. I signed up for the waiting list. She introduced me to her brother … read more

5564_a80e1ffb07_small April 16, 2013 by Brittany Mascio

Omaha Big Omaha is right around the corner. With our fifth annual conference on innovation on entrepreneurship three weeks away, we're excited today to reveal four more speakers who will be joining us May 8-10. When curating our speakers, we strive to invite individuals who are making waves in the startup world. … read more

5519_05372bea94_small April 8, 2013 by Brittany Mascio

Omaha We tailor the Big Omaha experience differently each year but one thing remains the same: the accessibility to key individuals in the national startup community. The crowd we assemble extends beyond one's immediate network, and as a member of Big Omaha, you're tapped into this group of phenomenal, hard-working innovators who have become part of this developing community. From May 8-10, there's an opportunity to spark up great friendships with everyone involved … read more

5397_4afd2cf2e7_small March 15, 2013 by Brittany Mascio

Omaha Our second batch of individual Big Omaha tickets are now on sale! 

On Wednesday we sold out of our first batch in a matter of hours. At this pace, we're on schedule to sell out, once again. If you're considering attending the conference, make sure to buy your ticket today and join the 600 other attendees who will with us this spring for our innovation and entrepreneurship festival. … read more

5385_2603cdeace_small March 13, 2013 by Brittany Mascio

Omaha The first batch of Big Omaha individual tickets are now on sale! We look forward to each of Big Series events, but today we're excited to begin to find out the names of our Big Omaha 2013 attendees. Since its inaugural year, Big Omaha has sold out – last year, it took only a matter of days. We hope you'll be able to join us May 8-10 for our fifth year. If you don't get a ticket today, our next batch goes on sale Friday. … read more

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