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7023_3b52b50f4d_small July 2, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Omaha Nathan Gold, founder of Demo Coach, shares how entrepreneurs can successfully tell their story with attendees at Big Omaha 2014. Brought to you by First National Bank of Omaha. read more

7025_3eaecea753_small July 2, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha Apparently the recipe for getting buzz for a game is a little bit of humor, a little talent and a heck of a following… read more

6951_2f4298d5a5_small July 2, 2014 by Carson Vaughan

Omaha Following a second-stage equity-financing round led by non-profit venture capital firm Invest Nebraska last October, Omaha-based GamePlan Technologies says it’s pleased with the results… read more

7012_b90d414f1b_small July 1, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha The nonprofit online media company that focuses on local Nebraska music launched a radio app and new site this week. has its first redesign since it launched in 2010 with a mission to make the state a globally recognized cultural destination. The new site is fully responsive with an embedded radio station that has a new playlist every Monday. read more

6991_8a7971844b_small July 1, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha Shane Reiser talks about customer development at Startup Weekends all the time, but it was his first time schooling startups at an accelerator like Straight Shot. The Lean Startup movement is hot on the minds of startups across the nation, and it was no different for the group of seven startups. Most had read "Lean Startup" and knew about the general practice. read more

7019_cae90c9374_small July 1, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Omaha Andrew Brooks, co-founder of Internet of Things company SmartThings, spoke with Big Omaha attendees on the subject of enabling smart homes while also enabling innovators to solve their industry's problems. The Big Omaha video series is brought to you by First National Bank of Omaha. read more

6999_61e0b0fee8_small June 30, 2014 by Kate Brosseau

Omaha The Omaha startup scene has branded itself as a collaborative community with a one-for-all, all-for-one mentality. And though Omaha is no stranger to networking socials, hackathons and other events connecting professionals, friends Corey Spitzer, founder and developer at Riff Labs, and Sumeet Jain, founder of dev shop Big Wheel Brigade and Omaha Code School, observed those events seldom help businesses with major breakthroughs.  read more

7011_d1506e2013_small June 27, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Omaha On stage at KANEKO, the serial entrepreneur outlines three categories of motivation: making money, being famous and making a difference. The Big Omaha video series is brought to you by First National Bank of Omaha. read more

7003_9019fc6b09_small June 27, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha Flywheel, Omaha's WordPress hosting startup, has hired 10 more employees and is moving to a new office Downtown to accommodate its growth… read more

7008_fd73e746a9_small June 27, 2014 by Guest Contributor

Omaha (Guest post by Luis Lopez) I’ve lived in a few countries, but the one that has marked my entrepreneurial spirit the most is Belize. At age seven, along with my family, I relocated to Belize for four years of missionary work in some of the poorest areas of the country, aiding the less fortunate with food, housing, education and healthcare.… read more

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