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June 23, 2009 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha At this month's Cornstalks, Mitchell Schefcik, Co-Founder, President and CEO, of Optira will be speaking. Optira, a San Jose-based company with its operations office in Omaha, uses scanning laser technology to create extremely accurate 3D CAD models ... read more

June 23, 2009 by Dusty Davidson

Omaha Just over six months ago, I wrote a post here on SPN outlining "The State of Coworking in Omaha." In this post, I alluded to the fact that a number of people, Jeff and myself included, had been dreaming and ... read more

June 21, 2009 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha Yesterday's "Great Omaha Pillow Fight" was a smashing success. Although the expected numbers from the Facebook event didn't show, about 170 fighters and spectators (according to photo above, I was fighting and forgot to count) came out to ... read more

June 19, 2009 by Jeff Slobotski

Omaha As the energy and excitement continues to grow in our region for the subject matter we're covering, so too does the number of stories that we get to cover.  That being said, we are looking to add another ... read more

June 19, 2009 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha Interests of Last Week 6/12 - WWD.com (via NE Creative): Archrival Teams Up to Create Free Beauty Samples 6/18 - Mashable: Will @Trivia Be the Biggest Twitter Game Yet? (Triv140, a joint venture between San Francisco-based Stage Two ... read more

June 18, 2009 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha Not quite the same announcement as the past two days from Leap Ventures and Invest Nebraska Corporation, but the two founders from Leap have also expanded their professional services to better serve entrepreneurs and startups. Dave, an attorney at Husch ... read more

June 17, 2009 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha After an exciting announcement for start-ups yesterday from Leap Ventures, we received a press release from Invest Nebraska Corporation today announcing the launch of its Operational Assistance program, which will invest up to $25,000 in selected companies. (Will ... read more

June 17, 2009 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha What I believe to be Omaha's first flash mob, The Great Omaha Pillow Fight, will be taking place at Memorial Park this Saturday at 2:00 p.m. It's creator, Jon Cady, has been entertaining the thought of ... read more

June 16, 2009 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha A couple weeks ago, Adam Nielsen of GoodTwin Design started a bit of buzz around Omaha with a tweet: goodtwindesign: Just launched a temporary site for Leap Ventures http://leapventures.org/ Looking forward to working with them. Adam was retweeted ... read more

June 15, 2009 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha   Photo by UNO photographer Tim Fitzgerald Monday afternoon, an audience of about 250 gathered at the University of Nebraska at Omaha to hear "the father of the Internet," Dr. Vint Cerf, present his thoughts on "The Future of the ... read more

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