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Big Omaha 2010: It’s a wrap!

May 16, 2010 by

Gary Vaynerchuk takes the stage at Big Omaha 2010. Photo by Malone & Company.

Big Omaha 2010 has come and gone, but the entrepreneurial zeal is still resonating throughout the city! The chairs are folded, KANEKO is oddly silent and sadly, the coolers of free Red Bull are no more. But with any luck, the impact of so much creativity packed into such a relatively small space should keep enthusiasm high until next May rolls around.

During the event, I caught up with some of the Lincoln attendees, Brad Coughlin of Open Sesame and Brad’s PC Repair and Toby Schroder of Fierce Robot. Here’s what they had to say about this year’s Big Omaha:

On Saturday, Big Omaha attendees were treated to a star-studded entrepreneurship panel that comprised Alexa Andrzejewski of Foodspotting, Justin Shaffer from Hot Potato and Matt Galligan of SimpleGeo. After the panel, I caught up with Alexa to chat about Foodspotting’s attempts to reach out to the Midwest:

I also got a chance to chat with Matt about the similarities between the entrepreneur scene in Boulder, Colorado, where SimpleGeo is based, and our own fine city of Omaha. Check out the video below for his thoughts:

Well, that’s all I’ve got for this recap. A big thank you to everyone who made this possible: speakers, the entire Silicon Prairie News staff and, of course, everyone who attended Big Omaha 2010. We’ll see you guys and gals next year!

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