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775_50e9a40c6f_small March 29, 2010 by Jeff Slobotski

Omaha As you may have heard, Scott Harrison, founder of charity: water, is one of this year's speakers at Big Omaha. charity: water is a non-profit bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. I've been following Scott and his team's work for some time now and have been unbelievably impressed at what they've accomplished in a few short years. Through their efforts, they have provided… read more

756_148044fed2_small March 28, 2010 by Jeff Slobotski

Keeping in line with weekly links to startup-related posts that we find interesting, each Sunday we'll be sharing a video with solid content that we found while scouring the web for entrepreneurial and innovative inspiration. This week's video features Bobby Chang, founder and CEO of Incase. Employing 70 people in the U.S., Incase produces carrying cases for a range… read more

760_ab1ccfd9e7_small March 26, 2010 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha Mentioned this week * Filming on location at KANEKO, the venue of Big Omaha 2010 * Startup Weekend Omaha * Joe Olsen interview with Stephanie Healy and Mike McCarthy * Congrats to Ben Schaechter for accepting a position at TechCrunch * Big Omaha update – tickets now on sale! read more

750_1c41dcd875_small March 24, 2010 by Dusty Davidson

Omaha Mike McCarthy is the founder of McCarthy Capital, an Omaha-based private equity firm. Prior to the 2010 Young Professionals Summit, Joe Olsen of Phenomblue sat down with Mike to talk about business skills, entrepreneurship… read more

752_4601ae5104_small March 24, 2010 by Dusty Davidson

Omaha Sunday night, after a long weekend of pitching, hacking, designing and loitering at What Cheer, GiftBright.com was selected as the winner of the first Startup Weekend Omaha… read more

749_5ac24e5778_small March 23, 2010 by Dusty Davidson

Omaha Stephanie Healy is the founder and former CEO of Vente, an online direct marketing company she sold to Experian in 2005. Stephanie is currently running Doc's Choice Pet Food, a business she purchased after the buyout. Prior to the 2010 Young Professionals Summit, Joe Olsen of Phenomblue sat down with Stephanie to talk about business skills… read more

741_dc97d9374a_small March 21, 2010 by Dusty Davidson

Omaha Starting at 6pm CDT, Silicon Prairie News will be live-streaming the final presentations from Startup Weekend Omaha... read more

740_0d1764bd16_small March 21, 2010 by Jeff Slobotski

Keeping in line with weekly links to startup-related posts that we find interesting, each Sunday we'll be sharing a video with solid content that we found while scouring the web for entrepreneurial and innovative inspiration. From TechCrunch.com, by Sarah Lacy: Pierre Omidyar on eBay and Pez Dispensers, Leaving the Valley and the Most Important Thing He’s Ever Done read more

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