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6603_27b65f2f2b_small March 24, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha This year, Infotec—a tech, marketing and business conference scheduled for April 15-16 at CenturyLink Center in Omaha—will have four keynotes, 50 breakout sessions and a hands-on area where attendees can try the latest tech… read more

6619_ccbd996639_small March 24, 2014 by Guest Contributor

Omaha Four weeks. It's crazy to think we are already a third of the way through Omaha Code School. We've come a long way since my last update. Let me get you up to speed with what we are doing. Up until this point, our programs didn't have any persistence. That means when we shut down the program, any information we had entered was destroyed and we had to re-enter it the next time we started up again... read more

6622_226b68fb0b_small March 21, 2014 by Guest Contributor

Omaha Kevin Dewalt is an entrepreneur and angel investor living in Beijing. He teaches entrepreneurs how to implement lean startup and marketing strategies on his blog, He still enjoys writing software and working on SoHelpful—his product ... read more

6604_a3be57a706_small March 20, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Omaha In 2012, Ingrid Sanders had more than a decade of experience in the tech industry under her belt as a digital strategist. It was then that she took a step back, traveling the world on a six-month sabbatical. She spent her time studying with experts in yoga, meditation, nutrition, relationships and ukulele. The trip became the inspiration for founding popexpert ... read more

6607_aaeab873d3_small March 20, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha 1 Million Cups Omaha-Lincoln took an unconventional approach to its usual weekly presentation and networking event on Wednesday. Instead of presenting a new, upcoming startup, organizers invited Jimmy Winter of VoterTide to share a "post-mortem" of what he learned through the social media analytics tool for political campaigns. VoterTide was acquired by MindMixer last February. "Do as I say, not as I do," he told the nearly 40-person audience Wednesday morning ... read more

6618_2498bb6f4b_small March 19, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha Dr. James Linder will serve as interim president of the University of Nebraska system, replacing outgoing president J.B. Milliken. Linder is a long-time supporter of Midwest startups. He and his wife, Karen, head Linseed Capital, which has invested in several startups, including Bulu Box, EyeVerify, Flywheel, Nobl, SkyVu and Travefy, among others ... read more

6594_847a1c05e1_small March 18, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha Thirty entrepreneurs will get a chance to speed network with subject experts from 7-9 p.m. March 26 at Aromas Coffeehouse in Benson. It kicks off the first set of events chosen during the Omaha Event Draft on Feb. 13. read more

6601_051b6917ca_small March 17, 2014 by Caleb Ulffers

Omaha We need a lot of help to pull off Big Omaha. And we want you! Here it is, folks. This is the official call for volunteers. We would love for you to join us, help us and attend Big Omaha for free. Wondering who we’re looking for? We primarily reserve this position for college students who wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity to attend Big Omaha ... read more

6596_e2f30280e0_small March 17, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Omaha Our days are filled with small tasks that eat up lots of time. Making coffee, searching for keys, setting alarms and thermostats, feeding pets, the list goes on. These daily to-dos swim in and out of our minds, consuming even more seconds, minutes and hours. Andrew Brooks, COO and co-founder of SmartThings, wants to give homeowners peace of mind by removing daily distractions. By connecting users to their home, the team at SmartThings believes that everyday objects around us can do more to improve our lives ... read more

6600_b86f0442c2_small March 17, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha The Holland Performing Arts Center will host Get Started Omaha on April 24. Entrepreneurs will have 2.5 minutes to pitch to a panel of expert judges.  Get Started Omaha will give five entrepreneurs a chance to pitch ... read more

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