Day: September 21, 2010

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Big Omaha Video Series: Scott Harrison of charity: water

By Danny Schreiber / September 21, 2010

(Photo by Malone & Company) Today, we’re excited to release the first video in the series of presentations from Big Omaha 2010, which was held at KANEKO, May 12-15. We chose to begin with one of the most powerful talks from the event, that of charity: water founder Scott Harrison.

Harrison’s presentation was not only emotionally moving but it was a convincing call to action to get involved and…

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Prairie Moves: Laura Brooker, Ben Sinclair, Leann Jacobson & more

By Danny Schreiber / September 21, 2010

(Photo by jon smith ‘una nos lucror’ via Flickr) The goal of Prairie Moves is to keep our readers informed about career moves, press coverage, and product development from the companies and individuals we cover on Silicon Prairie News.

If you or your company would like to submit one of the items below for our next Prairie Moves post, please email info@siliconprairienews.com. And if you have suggestions…

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Adrian Blake discusses the Omaha startup community

By Danny Schreiber / September 21, 2010

A few weeks ago, we interviewed Adrian Blake, CEO of TownCommons.com.

Today, we have some additional footage of Adrian giving us his thoughts on the Omaha startup scene. As was mentioned in the previous piece, Adrian comes to Omaha after having worked all over the world, and he brings a unique perspective to this dialogue of what is necessary…

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Sen. Heath Mello discusses economic development at Cornstalks

By Danny Schreiber / September 21, 2010

July’s Cornstalks, an Omaha Chamber-hosted meetup for aspiring and current high-growth entrepreneurs, featured Nebraska State Senator Heath Mello speaking about entrepreneurship, innovation, and economic development.

Mello’s opening remarks, which are featured in the seven minute video below, focused on efforts to grow Nebraska’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. He said:

“There’s a lot of people…

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