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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

7010_6f548d4c43_small July 12, 2014 by Guest Contributor

Omaha (Guest post by Ryan Downs) A strong culture is arguably the most important element for a business to have sustained success. Scaling a business is not easy. The demands on employees are heavy. There are surprises and setbacks along the way. Things don’t always go as planned.  read more

7059_656e593253_small July 11, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Omaha “Your idea sucks. It’s probably really bad.” These are the words of encouragement Alexis Tryon, co-founder of Artsicle, chose to share with to the Big Omaha crowd at KANEKO this year. “If it’s anything like mine,” she continued, “it’s probably terrible. And if you’re lucky, someone is willing to pay for it.” Not to worry - Tryon thinks you should do it anyway. read more

7049_236657cd5c_small July 10, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha Luis Lopez knows entrepreneurs are only successful if they have people around them that want them to be. Lopez, co-founder of CardiSys, knows this because he's had help. He went through Straight Shot accelerator last year. He's a member of Pipeline Entrepreneurs. And he got another taste of a supportive Omaha entrepreneurial community Wednesday morning when he presented at 1 Million Cups.  read more

7048_b7a3929182_small July 10, 2014 by Sponsor Author

Omaha    Post by Dave Vankat, director of events for AIM. Remember 2003? It was a big year in technology. iTunes, Myspace, Wordpress and camera phones were all getting rolling while Des Moines, Iowa, was rolling out the first ... read more

7050_cbe7feb11b_small July 9, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha Ever been to a large music festival, wedding or some other large event where you wish you could scream your thoughts to the group, but can't? Maybe you want to quickly tell your neighbors about something going on in the 'hood. Maybe a college student wants to tell the whole campus about a tailgate party.  read more

7052_932953b05b_small July 9, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Omaha It might not seem like a tech conference is the prime location for a speaker focused on healthy living, but Darya Rose, author of the blog Summer Tomato and the critically acclaimed "Foodist," fit right in at Big Omaha. Rose, who also has a Ph.D. in neuroscience, shared three tips for healthier living that even the busiest people can make time for: eat real food, get physical exersice and make habits rewarding. read more

7041_821b12e9d0_small July 8, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha Nathan Preheim realizes most people are probably thinking, "What the hell?" right now. That's because Preheim, co-founder and COO of MindMixer, arguably one of the region's most successful startups, has stepped down. His new gig? COO of Kugler Vision, an Omaha ophthalmology practice. He'll be in charge of on-boarding patients, training new hires, optimizing work flow, marketing and sales. read more

7040_d0bba3ba52_small July 7, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Omaha Chase Jarvis thinks creativity is the new literacy, and by that, he means “creativity is the fundamental building block of the solution to every problem the world has ever seen, has ever known and will ever know.” In our latest Big Omaha speaker video, Jarvis expands on this thought in his "three act play." read more

7038_aea060b7ba_small July 7, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha 1 Million Cups Omaha is making a move to the Wareham Building, 1624 Mike Fahey St., in North Downtown this week. The startup presentation and networking event on Wednesday mornings is leaving the University of Nebraska at Omaha's Mammel Hall, where it began last October. Organizers hope the move will be more convenient and bring out more attendees. read more

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