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7106_5abb160c4c_small July 24, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha Pack's new iOS app is perfectly described in the App Store title: "Pack: Cute dog photos in your pocket." The social media site for dog lovers has had a mini app before (read more about Pack Snack, the app ... read more

7080_ce945722c8_small July 24, 2014 by James Walmsley

Omaha As Nick Huff likes to tell it, he's most comfortable in motion. It's a good thing, too. The co-founder of Hutch has had to move a lot of furniture as of late. From a two-car garage, to the nethermost depths of the Old Market, to a small storefront in Midtown Crossing, Huff and his business partner, Brandon Beed, have gone from hobbyists to full-blown furniture retailers in less than a year.  read more

7100_c2f19efb16_small July 23, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Omaha The salty vocabulary of prodigiously successful, serial social entrepreneur Ellen Gustafson added extra passion to the closing speech at Big Omaha. Gustafson describes herself as a "sustainable food system activist, author, innovator and social entrepreneur." She co-founded FEED Projects, is the co-founder of Food Tank: The Food Think Tank and a number of other businesses related to changing food systems. She's also the author of an upcoming book called “We the Eaters.”  read more

7084_0a85a0ec84_small July 21, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha A new startup program focused on executing a business model canvas and lean principles aims to help early-stage startups figure out if their idea is viable. The new 10-week entrepreneurial endeavor, Aksarban Innovation Initiative, is using the Lean LaunchPad to help five startups: MultiMechanics, Techno FYI, Discovery Collective, Innovative Wellness and another undisclosed company. They're about halfway through the program. read more

7089_e815f3e006_small July 21, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Omaha Kevin Rose has made innumerable entrepreneurial leaps in the tech industry throughout the years, first as the founder of Digg and today as a general partner at Google Ventures where he focuses on early-stage and seed investments. Big Omaha emcee Antonio Neves sat down with Rose to chat about meditation, past successes and the tension rising out of Silicon Valley. read more

7082_0e2d1a9dd2_small July 18, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Omaha Popexpert founder & CEO Ingrid Sanders shared the unusual story behind the founding of her company with Big Omaha attendees. After years of being career driven, Ingrid did something rare for a highly ambitious person: She stopped. read more

7076_f7abf7bbc5_small July 17, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha 1 Million Cups Omaha-Lincoln has shared founding stories, success stories, post-mortems and Wednesday, an acquisition story from Craig Walter of It's Deductible, a tax software startup acquired by the makers of TurboTax in 2003… read more

7072_375b23172e_small July 16, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Omaha A native of Clarks, Neb., Evan Williams' founding of Blogger, Twitter and Medium has significantly impacted the way we share our stories online. In 45 minutes, Williams shares much of the insight he's gained from more than two decades of experience. Take a seat, grab a coffee and soak in all in. This isn't one to miss. read more

7065_269d614758_small July 14, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Omaha Heidi Lubin is the co-founder of HEVT, a startup focused on building energy efficient electric motors and incubating ideas about energy and mobility. During her Big Omaha 2014 keynote, Lubin spoke to attendees on a wide variety of topics, including big data, scaling down ideas and the importance of failing publicly. read more

7061_8ad819134c_small July 14, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Omaha Proxibid company Divvy, a retailer of new and recertified consumer electronics, announced Monday it has acquired a South Sioux City, Nebraska-based company called Value Recovery Services (VRS). read more

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