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6723_7ecbf8ea8c_small April 18, 2014 by Guest Contributor

Omaha (Guest post by Ryan White) Just about a year ago, my dad and I found out we were accepted into the Straight Shot accelerator. Things got real for HuntForce, real fast. We debuted our trail camera photo software in front of hundreds last October. And then the real work began. While we still had the support and help of Straight Shot, Aviture, GoodTwin, Dundee Venture Capital and Treetop Ventures, we were calling the shots and ... read more

6713_15694e5c11_small April 17, 2014 by Sponsor Author

Omaha In 1916, Ford built a factory in North Omaha to manufacture Model T cars. Over the next century, it's had a history that includes a 50-year run as the Tip Top factory—the maker of hair curlers and bobby pins—then a tire warehouse until someone bought the building to repurpose it… 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

6709_f429eb07ca_small April 17, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha Omaha Code School is ready for round two. Applications opened Thursday for its second class, which will run from July 28 through Oct. 17. The first class of developers is set to finish in a month, May 16. "We want to be a benefit to the community year round," Code School instructor Sumeet Jain said. "We're going to need a lot more than 13 graduates [to fill the need for developers in the community]." ... read more

6703_eab1235a42_small April 16, 2014 by Caleb Ulffers

Omaha IT'S _______ _____! Phew, that feels better. We've been holding on to that for a little bit and just couldn't wait any longer to tell you. read more

6707_51a2036f1d_small April 15, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Omaha “Be open to new ideas, people and challenges. It's amazing what you will find when you remove your barriers. Big Omaha provides an amazing platform for this.” — Adam Nielsen (GoodTwin) read more

6704_cc7677bfaa_small April 14, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha Airbnb, the Silicon Valley startup that pairs homeowners and travelers for easy lodging, is hosting a community event in Omaha Saturday. The event will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Omar Building, 4383 Nicholas St… read more

6688_b9de990553_small April 10, 2014 by Caleb Ulffers

Omaha Our friends at What Cheer—who joined the Pack team in late 2012—created an Omaha-wide hot or cold game where players roam the city, following the website through geo-tracking on their smartphones to receive "... read more

6687_5c17914b67_small April 9, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha 1 Million Cups was created to network and introduce entrepreneurs to other startups, but Omaha-Lincoln’s version continues to evolve, sharing others’ stories in the ecosystem. Beth Engel and Mark Hasebroock of Dundee Venture Capital presented Wednesday to a crowd of 40 at Mammel Hall on the campus of the University of Nebraska at Omaha. “The business of venture capital, not many know what it is,” Hasebroock said ... read more

6675_63291ef52e_small April 7, 2014 by Guest Contributor

Omaha Six weeks, officially half way. It feels like we have been here three months already, but at the same time, like we just started. Long days are starting to catch up with me. I can hardly keep track of the days of the week anymore. My language has changed from English to a weird set of acronyms and terminology I had not heard until recently. I literally code all day, over meals. I even dream about code. But this is what I signed up for, and I'm having a blast… read more

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