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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

6990_d937d51c27_small June 27, 2014 by Katrina Markel

Omaha It’s a sunny afternoon in Omaha—a great day for teens on summer break to be outside. But high schoolers Okina Tran of Millard South High School and Katie Nguyen of Burke High School are working inside the darkened Aksarben offices of game developer, SkyVu Entertainment. And they’re excited about it… read more

7000_55c3426c3c_small June 25, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Omaha Method co-founder Eric Ryan is no stranger to tackling giants. Ten years ago, he and co-founder Adam Lowry launched method, a line of cleaning products, among heavy hitters such as Proctor & Gamble. Against the grain of multi-national companies, method carved out its own industry niche with eye-catching design and eco-friendly products. read more

6986_ff4ce8e75c_small June 25, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha It’s 5:05 p.m. on a Monday at SkyVu’s office in Aksarben, but Ben Vu’s day is not over. He’s in his office, a video camera over his shoulder and an iPad in hand… read more

6996_e231224c7e_small June 24, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha Dusty Reynolds is shifting roles at the Omaha Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber's director of entrepreneurship and innovation and one of the well-respected leaders of Omaha's startup community is stepping down from his position to shift his focus to RaceNote, his own startup that's starting to take off… read more

6992_9e0ba41972_small June 23, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Omaha Laura Weidman Powers, founder of CODE2040, took the stage at KANEKO to tell Big Omaha attendees about how her team is filling the gap between a growing minority population and a growing need for talent in the tech industry. read more

6987_09278a4cc0_small June 23, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha Mike Kolker sees the need for a new event in Omaha. The relationship manager for the AIM Institute, a nonprofit passionate about connecting people with technology, and with each other, says the event is simple: meet, talk, connect. He ... read more

6983_c2dd7a309d_small June 20, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Omaha Third time Big Omaha emcee Antonio Neves shares what makes the conference unique, while telling attendees to "not let this be the best thing to happen to you." read more

6980_9d2c0ffa37_small June 18, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Omaha To open Big Omaha Thursday morning, Ryan Freitas reflected on ownership by sharing his experience with the whole startup cycle: building, launching, selling and buying back. The Big Omaha video series is brought to you by First National Bank of Omaha. read more

6975_0591cb9ea4_small June 18, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha It's only the second week of the Straight Shot accelerator, but seven startups already got advice from Dundee Venture Capital's Beth Engel and Mindmixer CEO Nick Bowden about fundraising, dealing with investors and more tips on becoming a successful business. read more

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