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902_0f259010d1_small May 13, 2010 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha Big Omaha year two is about to go down. Big Omaha year one was a success. How did all this come to be? When the short story is told, it starts in the summer of 2008 when Jeff Slobotski challenged himself and Silicon Prairie News co-founder Dusty Davidson to set a date, find a venue and book speakers in order to hold a first-class, unforgettable event. In May 2009, the event was held at KANEKO with more than 400 in attendance to hear from a robust… read more

877_ced04c3641_small May 8, 2010 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha The video above just about sums up our blog these past few weeks. My apologies to our regular readers, we've been so hunkered down with Big Omaha preparations that we haven't dedicated time to keeping up with the many things going on around us. And there are many things. Here's just a handful of stories we've missed the boat on covering: Founded in 2007, Omaha-based Financial Transmission Network, Inc. (FTNI), a provider of electronic payment… read more

851_30a83ec4f8_small April 23, 2010 by Jeff Slobotski

Omaha Mentioned this week * Filming on location on from KANEKO & Slowdown. Or... * Startup Lessons Learned Conference is being simulcast today at BrightMix * New Opportunities on the Prairie post * Berkshire Tweetup – Saturday May 1, 3:30 p.m. at Slowdown * Big Omaha – Get your tickets now! Also, our appologies for the size of Dusty's head relative to Jeff's. We've done a number of Skype Weekly Wrap Ups, you'd think we'd have it figured out. Have a great… read more

824_1c1c271ad2_small April 14, 2010 by Danny Schreiber

Here's a rundown of upcoming events around the Prairie. Make sure to check out our events page weekly as we're constantly adding new ones. Midlands Venture Forum Networking Dinner (Omaha) – April 22, 5:30-8 p.m. Featured Speaker: Pete Ricketts (left), founder of Drakon, LLC, an asset management company in Omaha. He previously served as a director for the Company from October 1999 to May 2006 before he resigned to campaign for election to the United States Senate for the State of Nebraska. Ricketts is also the chairman of the Omaha board of Children's Scholarship Fund. He is also a director of Chicago Baseball Holding LLC (the holding company for… read more

777_cda469586e_small April 12, 2010 by Dusty Davidson

Omaha Photo by Malone & Company Photography. It's very easy to get caught up in the names of people who are speaking at a conference like Big Omaha. Today, however, I want to take a step back, and describe the experience of the event. When we started planning the first Big Omaha over a year and a half ago, we knew we wanted to create a unique and memorable experience for attendees. How do you feel when you're there? What do you… read more

779_eb614db812_small March 30, 2010 by Guest Contributor

Omaha After following Robert Murphy's blog and reading his excellent, in-depth recaps of events – Big Omaha 2009, Nicholas Kristof at KANEKO – we've asked him to contribute event recaps to Silicon Prairie News. Today, we're excited to share hist first, which covers KANEKO's most recent event. read more

770_9aa7018e9a_small March 26, 2010 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha Tune in at 5:30 p.m. CDT to watch a psychoanalyst take the stage at KANEKO with three local social media users. From KANEKO's event page: Among his many pursuits as a Lacanian psychoanalyst and psychiatrist, Dr. Jean-Pierre Klotz examines the relationships between subjectivity… read more

743_74d555ee87_small March 22, 2010 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha With expected highs in the 50s this week, there's a great line-up of events in Omaha to get out, explore, and meet new people. Thursday, March 25, 6:30 p.m. – Cornstalks Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce building (1301 Harney St) Drinks and snacks will be served at 6:30 followed by the formal program at 7:30 p.m. This month we will be hearing from Dr. Mike McGinnis (pictured), executive director of the Peter Kiewit Institute (PKI). Prior to assuming his position at PKI in June 2009, Dr. McGinnis served as the executive director of the Virginia Modeling… read more

November 16, 2009 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha When I spoke with Jacquie Scoones of KANEKO last Friday, she told me the reason they selected four journalists to headline this fall's Great Minds Series was because they felt it's a field in which a tremendous amount ... read more

October 22, 2009 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha KANEKO, the venue at which we held Big Omaha last year, will kick off its Great Minds Series tonight at 7 p.m. with a presentation by Sheryl WuDunn, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and co-author of Half the Sky: ... read more

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