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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

6599_e48caba03b_small March 17, 2014 by Katrina Markel

Omaha On Saturday afternoon, St. Patrick’s Day revelers were pouring out of pubs in Omaha’s Old Market district, while more than 20 teenagers filed into KANEKO to participate in a technology education program that began in Ireland…  read more

6589_8009920c63_small March 14, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha For four decades, high school students in Omaha have had the opportunity to explore careers like law enforcement, law, ag and other skilled trades by visiting with people in the field. Now, the Omaha Exploring program is adding a track for high schoolers interested in entrepreneurship. "The Exploring program contributes to the healthy development of today’s young adults by providing them with career experiences they need to learn and ... read more

6573_333e405838_small March 13, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha Three nonprofits have been selected as the student project clients for Interface School, a new web development school that kicks off Monday. Startup Genome, American Heart Association and Delivering Infinite Books on Shelves all have projects students will work on ... read more

6585_dbdb86886f_small March 13, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Omaha As she works to transform current standards for transportation, Heidi Lubin is rapidly becoming a thought leader in a previously male-dominated space. Hailing from Chicago, not only is she a wonderful role model for future female leaders, but also an incredible example of the ingenuity of Midwestern entrepreneurs. As the CEO and co-founder of HEVT, Lubin and her company are working to build the next generation of electric motors ... read more

6545_6777f9c073_small March 13, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha The announcement of a proposed Technology Village at Crossroads near 72nd and Dodge streets in Omaha has brought equal parts excitement and concern from community members worried about density and the health of a dispersed startup community. If some communities use a sniper to take aim at locations for clusters of startups, Omaha seems to be using a shotgun ... read more

6574_e3f94ecd0d_small March 11, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha The initial list of mentors for Straight Shot's second accelerator class includes local entrepreneurs and subject matter-experts, along with several new mentors from across the Midwest… read more

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