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737_cb0ce97937_small March 20, 2010 by Dusty Davidson

Omaha Startup Weekend Omaha kicked off last night with nearly forty people gathered at What Cheer to pitch ideas and form teams. Twenty ideas were pitched, and from those the following eight teams emerged: will be an entertainment hub for local independent musicians and fans to watch video and socialize. will be a tool to provide keyword-specific social media… read more

735_35f2fa4ab4_small March 19, 2010 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha Mentioned this week: * Filming on location in front of Omaha City Hall * South by Southwest: * Attendees from the Prairie at South by Southwest * The Silicon Prairie Party hosted by Big Omaha * DJ Bonehead at the Silicon Prairie Party * Thanks again to our party sponsors * Gary Vaynerchuk's #SecretWineParty * Don't Move, Build a Community Where You… read more

733_a790502ee7_small March 18, 2010 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha The first-ever Startup Weekend Omaha kicks off at 6 p.m. tomorrow evening at What Cheer. There's still time to register ($45), or if you're on the fence, we've been kindly given two… read more

732_25db905ddd_small March 17, 2010 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive's official cause, We Can End This, has already made an impact – from boosting the awareness factor for hunger in America to raising actual dollars for a solution – but it's not over yet. Earlier today, Scott Henderson, the cause's campaign manager, sent out an email alerting us that it would take only 200 people from Nebraska to put the state in the Digital Can Drive Top 10. read more

670_3a0fc11198_small March 15, 2010 by Jeff Slobotski

Omaha Steve Gordon of RDQLUS Creative is another one of the region's amazing designers whose level of energy matches his creativity and unique design. I had an opportunity to catch up with the man on the move and talk with him about what fuels his inspiration as well as why he loves calling Omaha home. read more

723_4a39e65f65_small March 12, 2010 by Jeff Slobotski

Omaha A big congratulations to the Greater Omaha Young Professionals for yet another outstanding Young Professionals Summit. Blake Mycoskie of TOMS Shoes was the luncheon keynote speaker, and after his presentation he sat down with me to highlight some of his talk's key points as well as more of the story around when he launched TOMS in 2006. Take a look at our conversation below, and a very… read more

727_b52e1abee4_small March 12, 2010 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha Mentioned this week: * Filming on location in the RockDex office in the home of its founder Jimmy Winter * Interview with Rachel Jacobson of Film Streams * Series on new online publication on the Prairie * Startup Weekend Omaha coming March 19-21 * Show guest Jimmy Winter talks about the new version of RockDex coming soon, Rockdex's recent award from… read more

722_ce05730ec8_small March 11, 2010 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha Today's installment, the last of three in our series spotlighting new online publications on the Prairie, features, a community generated media (CGM) website focused on Omaha. Taking inspiration from other CGM site, such as and, founders Jordy Clements and Morgan Schwartz have set out to do a bit more. With Jordy taking the role of content… read more

713_0856fb6d29_small March 10, 2010 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha "I had budgeted initially for 500 members," Film Streams founder Rachel Jacobson recollected. "I never imagined that we'd have 2,000. I mean, that really just shows how great Omaha is about supporting this kind of thing." The "thing" Rachel's referring to is a nonprofit art-house movie theater located in Omaha's North Downtown District. In the summer of 2007, with the help… read more

718_93e51ad7ca_small March 10, 2010 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha Name: Sara Davidson | Full-time job: Marketing Specialist, Consumer/Distribution Marketing at Mutual of Omaha | City blogging from: Omaha | 1. What is the name, subject and URL of your blog? Walk, Talk, Chew Gum is a metaphor about wanting to experience and have it all in life. I use it as a platform to share my ideas and thoughts on life, love and all things… read more

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