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895_13546810ff_small September 15, 2010 by Andrea Ciurej

Omaha Earlier this year, Midlands Venture Forum (MVF), an Omaha-based non-profit dedicated to creating regional support for entrepreneurs, had the pleasure of hosting one of Omaha's most well-known businessmen J. Joe Ricketts, founder of TD Ameritrade. Ricketts directed his talk to entrepreneurs as he explored what constitutes an entrepreneur and how to successfully run a business on your own dollar. read more

1174_05cd0ad032_small August 18, 2010 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha In our event post earlier this week, we left out another quality event happening this Thursday, August 19. Midlands Venture Forum (MVF), a nonprofit that strives to create regional support for entrepreneurs, is holding an Entrepreneur Networking Reception… read more

1121_455bdc11c4_small July 29, 2010 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha At last month's Midlands Venture Forum gathering, David Milligan and Kevin West, both patent attorneys at Advent IP, gave a 25-minute presentation on patents. In his opening remarks, Milligan introduced their talk with a one-sentence summary. "We're basically going to go through what we would consider kind of an assessment of… read more

980_8aa4563279_small June 15, 2010 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha Here are four events hitting Des Moines and Omaha this week, starting with the… read more

894_7c6a49bdc9_small May 26, 2010 by Andrea Ciurej

Omaha Midlands Venture Forum (MVF) continued its series of educational events on March 11 with a presentation from Chris Best, an appraiser for Best Business Appraisals, LLC. Best's presentation, What you Should Know About Business Valuations, highlighted the approaches and methodologies used by appraisers to value a business. Here's more on Best… read more

932_2b75f9cb3d_small May 26, 2010 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha Starting with AIM Institute's Happy Hour at 5 p.m. tomorrow, Omaha has quite the lineup of events these next two weeks. For example, if you weren't able to make it to Big Omaha or were there and missed out on exploring Scott Blake's Barcode Art (left, photo by Malone & Co. Photography), I strongly encourage you to stop by his studio this weekend. Three Omaha artists will be opening their art studios to the public on Saturday, May 29 from noon to 5 p.m. read more

928_bb3e8d9fdd_small May 24, 2010 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha Midlands Venture Forum (MVF), an Omaha-based non-profit dedicated to creating regional support for entrepreneurs in the Midlands, will be bringing together three private equity professionals for a panel at this month's… read more

880_82951174c9_small May 10, 2010 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha Outside of our big event at the end of the week, there's two additional entrepreneur gatherings that are very worth your time. Monday, May 10, 4:30 p.m. – Entrepreneur & Investor Networking Reception Presented by Midlands Venture Forum | Brix (located at Village Pointe) Here's more information on the event, from There is no need to register for this event – just show up… read more

865_08739f90e2_small April 28, 2010 by Danny Schreiber

Lincoln Midlands Venture Forum (MVF), an Omaha-based non-profit dedicated to creating regional support for entrepreneurs in the Midlands, continues to hold top-notch educational events each month. Most recently, J. Joe Ricketts spoke candidly about founding TD Ameritrade and a number of his other ventures. This past December, MVF took at road trip to Lincoln where they heard from Bradley Walker, founder and CEO of Nanonation. Bradley shared stories… read more

846_bf78e4faa8_small April 21, 2010 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha Orginally, Pete Ricketts, founder of Omaha-based asset management company Drakon, was slated to speak at tomorrow's Midlands Venture Forum Networking Dinner, but due to a personal conflict he will not be able to make it. Instead, we'll have the fortune of hearing from his father J. Joe Ricketts, the founder Ameritrade. Here's more information from their… read more

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