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7136_369a8e40f4_small July 31, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha Those interested in using local government data to create tools to promote civic engagement have a good opportunity to experiment Saturday morning. Open Nebraska and Interface Web School have partnered for a half-day workshop in Omaha called "Introduction to Civic Hacking." read more

7130_5c16b3bb77_small July 30, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Omaha Silicon Prairie News is partnering with Nebraska's two startup accelerator programs for a unique meetup that will attempt to engage the Omaha and Lincoln communities. Lincoln's NMotion and Omaha's Straight Shot saw the launch of their programs in early June. As we reach August, the respective classes are passing the halfway point. With the last Nebraska meetup coming in February, the community is due for another gathering. read more

7113_c733f98ad4_small July 30, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha The way Adam Griffin, CEO of Bodeefit, sees it, startups have a few avenues for growth. There's venture capital, there's bootstrapping it yourself and there's growing without paying for it. And by not paying he means inbound selling and what he calls programmatic selling. Griffin spoke with the seven Straight Shot accelerator teams last week on the topic. read more

7132_de17e1bd4e_small July 30, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Omaha Antonio Neves sits down with Evan Williams, Kevin Rose, Ingrid Sanders and Alexis Tryon, covering a number of topics ranging from childhood to "attempted" retirement. read more

7112_ab89da40e7_small July 25, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Omaha Big Omaha speakers Eric Ryan, Laura Weidman Powers and Jason Johnson sat down with host Antonio Neves to field questions ranging from how to improve company culture to hurdles they've had to overcome. read more

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

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