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6674_d9b1846cdd_small April 4, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha It looks like Uber, the black car service you can reserve from your smartphone, may be coming to Omaha. While Omaha isn't listed on the official site yet, an @Uber_Omaha Twitter account appeared on Friday. The description mimics that of the @Uber_Indy and appears to be run by the same person… read more

2523_9ae98b2143_small August 1, 2011 by Jeff Slobotski

Omaha Today, we're pleased to share with the you the thirteenth video in our Big Omaha 2011 Video Series, brought to you by CoSentry. In the video above, Travis Kalanick, co-founder and CEO of Uber, shares his background and lessons learned from his experiences in startups, angel investing and mentoring. He walks us through his various phases, from the pirate phase, to the innovator, to the curator, to the driver … read more

2248_f58f5d9e16_small May 17, 2011 by Levi Rosol

Omaha Travis Kalanick is the co-founder and CEO of Uber, a startup working to provide high-quality, on-demand car service booked easily through a user's iPhone or SMS. His previous company, Red Swoosh, was sold for $19 million in April 2007. Prior companies include Scour, the world's first p2p search engine, where Kalanick also achieved the distinction of being sued for $250 billion. After giving a brief background on his childhood, Kalanick jumped … read more

2247_0e62fe69d8_small May 13, 2011 by Royce Haynes & Michael Stacy

Omaha We've reached the homestretch of Big Omaha 2011, and we have a terrific trio to take us home. This afternoon, we'll be treated to talks from Marc Ecko of Artists & Instigators, Travis Kalanick of Uber and Bo Fishback of Zaarly. For more on those three, see our post on what they've been up to recently: "Big Omaha 2011: Friday speakers in the spotlight." … read more

2227_76d8288b33_small May 13, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Omaha Haven't had time to study up on all of this year's Big Omaha speakers? Not to worry; we can help you cram. We've combed the world wide interwebs to come up with a couple of stories, interviews, videos or otherwise noteworthy nuggets on each of our Big Omaha presenters so that you can brush up before you sit down at KANEKO on Friday morning. … read more

1321_3dc8a6f99d_small October 5, 2010 by Jeff Slobotski

(Photo by Adam Copek via Flickr) This past weekend I attended Vaynermedia's Tahoe Tech Talk event at Harrah's Lake Tahoe. The event kicked off with a reception on Thursday evening for the 150 attendees. On Friday, we heard from the eight speakers: Gary Vaynerchuk (host and moderator), Kevin Rose, Chris Sacca, Dave Morin, Travis Kalanick, Ben Kaufman, Dave McClure and… read more

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