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6484_88230fd9f1_small February 14, 2014 by Jeff Slobotski & Caleb Ulffers

Omaha Thanks to everyone who joined us last night at Krug Park—we had a great time catching up. If you couldn't make it, you may not have heard about our latest speaker to join this year's Big Omaha slate. We’re extremely excited to announce that Evan Williams is coming home to Nebraska to speak at this year’s event… read more

6480_2f570aca9e_small February 13, 2014 by Joe Stych

Omaha Successful startups listen when users are (virtually) screaming for a new direction. More importantly, they act. Last month Omaha-based Vitru relaunched with their new direction firmly in place. Now instead of connecting employers to ... read more

6477_212dcc7b22_small February 12, 2014 by Guest Contributor

Omaha (Guest post by Dusty Reynolds) Thursday evening is Omaha's inaugural Event Draft, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Aroma's/402 Collective, 6051 Maple St., in Benson. Each event will receive up to $400 in grants from a $20,000 fund provided by the Omaha Chamber of Commerce to help fund tech entrepreneurship events… read more

6475_69b9a3e609_small February 11, 2014 by Caleb Ulffers

Omaha The Big Omaha announcements ramp up this week with the reveal of one of our headline speakers at our Omaha meetup on Thursday night at Krug Park. Tickets then go on sale Friday at 11 a.m. CST on for the conference, May 7-9 ... read more

6464_c72fa7452a_small February 9, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha Greg Schlegel isn't afraid to be honest about his school's situation. In recent years, a student was shot and killed in a nearby neighborhood. In October, a student brought a gun to school. In December, another two students did the same. It's not a stretch to say his school gets a lot of negative publicity. "We don't want to try and hide it, that because people already know," he said ... read more

6455_5051cdfcb7_small February 6, 2014 by Caleb Ulffers

Omaha Over the past two weeks, we have announced a new speaker joining the Big Omaha lineup each Thursday. Today we're excited to release the third speaker joining us at 2014's Big Omaha before following up with one more next Thursday before tickets go on sale. We are thrilled to have Ryan Freitas, co-founder of, join us May 7-9... read more

February 5, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha AIM, a non-profit that promotes using technology to empower people, is offering a new educational program that teaches kids to code. AIM CoderDojo classes will soon be available in Omaha, Kearney, Neb. and Council Bluffs, Iowa. The ... read more

6430_96b0f0d70e_small January 30, 2014 by Caleb Ulffers

Omaha Last week we announced the first of four speaker reveals for Big Omaha leading up to tickets going on sale February 14th. Without further adieu, we're excited to announce that Eric Ryan, co-founder of Method, will be joining us on stage! Method started in an apartment where Eric and his co-founder wanted to create green cleaning products that looked beautiful. More specifically, they wanted to “create an entire line of home care products that were more powerful than a bottle of sodium hypochlorite. Gentler than a thousand puppy licks. Able to detox tall homes in a single afternoon.” ... read more

6399_9ae955f845_small January 30, 2014 by Sponsor Author

Omaha Not all that long ago, 810 S. 169th Street was home to an upscale restaurant, bar and nightclub called Prestige World Class—not to be confused with Prestige Worldwide—where West Omahans would have nice dinners, buy a top-shelf drink or host a wedding rehearsal ... read more

January 28, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha Omaha-based design firm Oxide Design Co. has been featured in AIGA's "100 Years of Design," a collection of significant contributions to graphic design over the past century. The interactive site was launched this week ... read more

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