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5695_f691b948fc_small May 10, 2013 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha Weren't able to make it to KANEKO today for our fifth annual Big Omaha? Don't worry. We're providing a free live stream starting at 9:00 a.m., thanks to our sponsor Hayneedle. Here's today's schedule … read more

5694_60d3710bc4_small May 10, 2013 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha To get a jump on the action of the final day of Big Omaha, join Des Moines entrepreneur Christopher New and Silicon Prairie News' Jeff Slobotski for AM Reboot, a morning podcast for geeks. Today's hour-long live video show is focused on the people, places and events of Big Omaha. AM Reboot is the flagship program of our streaming media partner, Quadrant5. Here's what's in store for today … read more

5685_c88f3461af_small May 9, 2013 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha Weren't able to make it to KANEKO today for our fifth annual Big Omaha? Don't worry. We're providing a free live stream starting at 9:00 a.m., thanks to our sponsor Hayneedle. Here's today's schedule … read more

5684_4c358993d8_small May 9, 2013 by Danny Schreiber

Kansas City To get a jump on the action of our fifth annual Big Omaha today, join Des Moines entrepreneur Christopher New and Silicon Prairie News' Geoff Wood for AM Reboot, a morning podcast for geeks. These next two days, the hour-long live video show will be dedicated to the people, places and events of Big Omaha. AM Reboot is the flagship program of our streaming media partner, Quadrant5. Here's what's in store for today … read more

5590_ac0c0cb6a7_small April 22, 2013 by Regan Carrizales

Kansas City Storytelling is a beautiful, ever-evolving art form and Instagram is one of its vehicles. As I was scrolling through my feed last Friday, I stopped for a second to reflect on the events of the past few months and the impact of those events on the Kansas City startup community. Our inaugural Big Kansas City event came and went with high fives and smiles, moments of inspiration and moments that emotionally moved each of us. Standing to the side of the stage as Scott … read more

5567_6f5a51b23a_small April 15, 2013 by Fred Bauters

Kansas City Lacey Ellis has been solving problems her entire professional career. Problem is, it's always been for someone else. She helped build campaigns for clients like Commerce Bank, MetLife and Hostess as an art director and freelancer at ad agencies the past ten years. When a problem she faced as a mother wouldn't leave her head, she came up with digital scrapbooking app LittleHootz. The end result: first prize Sunday at Startup Weekend Kansas City, which aims to build viable companies … read more

5557_f66ee9bd99_small April 12, 2013 by Danny Schreiber

Kansas City Our inaugural Big Kansas City event is in the history books, but don't think you won't be able to relive the two days of inspiration and education delivered by our speakers. We're excited today to release videos of the 16 entrepreneurs and innovators who took the stage March 27-28 in Hangar 9 at the National Airline History Museum. From the welcome message by Sprint CEO Dan Hesse to the startup advice … read more

5549_3907ca6f25_small April 11, 2013 by Danny Schreiber

Kansas City Two weeks ago we were entering the second day of our inaugural Big Kansas City conference in the National Airline History Museum, a venue that proved to be our most Instagram-worthy venue yet. Since then, we've rounded up more than 4,500 pictures from our photographer Kenny Johnson and nearly 350 Instagram photos by our attendees. We whittled Johnson's work down to 765 pictures and kept each … read more

5535_c104d81271_small April 9, 2013 by Fred Bauters

Kansas City Midwestern hospitality takes many forms, like a home-cooked meal or a "What can I get you?" Our inaugural Big Kansas City event last month was welcomed into the community by a group of entrepreneurs who wanted to get the local Big Series event off to a rousing start. Weeks before the event, Claude Aldridge (right), co-founder of Kansas City startup Trellie, asked our community builder, Regan Carrizales, what he could do to help. It was clear we could use a hand getting attendees back and ... read more

5514_2b703570e7_small April 3, 2013 by Laura Billingsley

Kansas City Though Bart Stein is no longer part of a startup, he has plenty of advice to share from his experience founding one. In early 2011, he and his co-founder began building Stamped, a mobile app that aimed to show users meaningful recommendations made by their friends. Less than a year after lauching the app, the company was acquired by Yahoo! Stein and other Stamped team members now work for Yahoo!, where he's the product … read more

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