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Day: May 27, 2011

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Big Omaha – Showcasing the startup T-shirts of the Silicon Prairie

By Chris Hegarty / May 27, 2011

It’s true what they all say: any more, it’s almost impossible to differentiate between Big Omaha and Paris Fashion Week — well, sans the Goyard-toting Kanye West, but we’re working on booking Yeezy for next year — because both events are all about who you’re wearing. The buzz around a Parisian runway — “Did you get a look at the latest Versace?” …

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Weekly Wrap-Up: The Jeff and Geoff in the Morning edition

By Danny Schreiber / May 27, 2011

The Je/Geo-ffs: they’re like the Silicon Prairie News version of The Bobs, except that they celebrate Michael Bolton’s entire catalogue even more enthusiastically. Yet, despite their oh-so similar names and obvious potential for on-screen chemistry, Jeff Slobotski and Geoff Wood had never teamed up for the Weekly Wrap-Up. Until today. And the course of WWU history was forever changed.

There was also a bit of buzz on the WWU regarding a Karaoke …

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Innovation Chamber: The importance of positivity and determination

By Danny Schreiber / May 27, 2011

I have been to all three Big Omaha events, and they have all been special. However, this one particularly resonated for me on two key themes: positivity and determination. Both of these personal characteristics have been suggested as key components that differentiate entrepreneurs from the general public.

Positivity

At Big Omaha, we had the opportunity to hear from Marc Eckō, Shervin Pishevar and Ben Huh. These are not irrational people – out …

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Introducing Tom Chapman’s Innovation Chamber

By Danny Schreiber / May 27, 2011

There’s no doubt about it, Tom Chapman of the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce has been a very important part of our region’s expanding entrepreneurial ecosystem. In his role as director of innovation and entrepreneurship at the Chamber, Tom works tirelessly to offer advice to individuals and businesses and connect those whom he thinks would be a good fit for a short meeting or possibly a business deal.

We’ve had the privilege of working closely with Tom on a number of events, sometimes covering the …

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