Day: February 14, 2011

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Hatchlings launches ‘You Play, We Pay’ charity drive

By Danny Schreiber / February 14, 2011

Brad Dwyer, founder of the popular social app Hatchlings, isn’t content to concentrate solely on improving the gaming elements of his product. Instead, he recently launched a charity fundraising drive, called “You Play, We Pay,” with a goal of giving away a total of $60,000 to three causes.

In a recent email interview, Dwyer told me that he wanted to extend the Hatchlings platform, which can be described as a virtual egg hunt inside of Facebook and other online apps…

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PrairieCast: 1:30 Tues. with Ryan Downs and Mike Colwell

By Danny Schreiber / February 14, 2011

Tune in tomorrow, Tuesday, February 15 at 1:30 p.m. CST for Episode 25 of PrairieCast streaming live from the Webcast One studios. We’ll be joined by guests Ryan Downs of Proxibid and Mike Colwell of the Business Innovation Zone. Discussion topics will include the Nebraska Angel Investment Tax Credit Act, an Ames second grader who raised $1,000 in seven days for charity…

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Big Omaha 2011 site launches!

By Danny Schreiber / February 14, 2011

It’s with amazing excitement that I’m happy to announce the 2011 Big Omaha branding has been released to the public to give us just a bit of what we’re in store for this year!

Don’t fret, when you visit the site you won’t see speakers listed…yet. And no, it won’t be just Dusty and I speaking this year. We are indeed lining up more dynamic speakers each day…

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Ryan Parlee targets web development using lessons from the past

By Danny Schreiber / February 14, 2011

Ryan Parlee has a knack for managing several enterprises concurrently, and has a diverse resume of interests that he attends to, but he says the two keys to working that way are creating strong partnerships with trusted associates, and “knowing when to say no.” He notes that his daily priority is on Flying Hippo Web Technologies, described as a “web strategies company.”

“One of the lessons I’ve learned along the way is that of focus,” said Parlee. “Realizing that with what we’re doing…

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A look inside Green Bein’s office

By Danny Schreiber / February 14, 2011

Collin Caneva’s business goal is to “create a creative, fun place for young Nebraskans to come and work and create great jobs and create wealth.” In a recent interview with Caneva, president & CEO of Green Bein’ Productions, we spoke about the hardships of starting a business and also some of the recent success his company has seen (see: “Kid Command adds 56k users in Jan., Aaron Davis joins Green Bein’ team”). During the interview I realized that Caneva is not only motivated…

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