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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

6416_797bb08823_small January 27, 2014 by Caleb Ulffers

Omaha We're back! Silicon Prairie News will be hosting its first meetup of 2014 in Omaha. Join us at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 13 at Krug Park, 6205 Maple Street, in Benson. It's been awhile since our last Omaha meetup and we are excited to catch up with the community... read more

6405_8dd03fbaf9_small January 27, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha A group of Omaha startup community members hopes a football-like draft for dates will bring a more consistent lineup of gatherings and help create a more unified, empowered startup environment in 2014. They're calling it the "Event Draft" because they want startup community members to each take a week for an event they'll plan and execute, whether it's a meetup, hackathon or Startup Weekend ... read more

January 23, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha The Omaha Code School has found its digs in the upscale Midtown Crossing, a retail and restaurant development near 31st and Dodge streets. It's at 200 S. 31st Ave., Suite 4107, to be exact. The school has also chosen ... read more

6402_33eb6b3703_small January 23, 2014 by Caleb Ulffers

Omaha Over the next four weeks we will be announcing one Big Omaha speaker each Thursday. After the last announcement, tickets will go live Feb. 14 for our annual conference that brings the nation's most passionate members of the entrepreneurial ... read more

6390_c98ae33f78_small January 20, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha The Omaha-based accelerator Straight Shot opened applications for its second class Monday. This time, organizers hope to focus on more meaningful mentorship... read more

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