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Big Omaha Video Series: Bo Fishback of Zaarly

Bo Fishback at Big Omaha 2011 – Friday, May 13, 2011

Today we are thrilled to unveil the second video in our Big Omaha 2011 Video Series, brought to you by CoSentry.

In the video above, Bo Fishback, co-founder and CEO of Zaarly, a proximity-based, real-time buyer powered-market which rolled out its platform on May 19 (six days after this talk), provided insight around the process of announcing, building and launching a product within a matter of months.

Fishback shared more on the timeline and process behind conceiving the idea for Zaarly during Startup Weekend Los Angeles in March, then just days later letting his spouse know he was leaving his amazing position with the Kauffman Foundation to pursue Zaarly full-time.

Oh, and who can forget the cow who made its debut at Big Omaha! During his talk, Bo Zaarly’ed a glass of milk (see video at 31:45), and just as Q&A began, from the back of the venue came the ring of a cow bell and a local farmer and cow made an appearance with just what Bo had offered to buy (see video at 36:15).

Here’s a short video put together by the team at Zaarly documenting the experience (video footage courtesy of Malone & Company):

I’ve had the opportunity to know Bo for several years now, and I appreciate his friendship and support for both Big Omaha as well as Silicon Prairie News. It’s through his time at the Kauffman Foundation we were able to work much more closely with the Foundation, and for that we’re thankful. Bo is one of the smartest people we’ve had the opportunity to work with, and we are excited for what’s ahead for both him and the team at Zaarly.

To read a recap of Bo’s talk, see our post:

“Big Omaha – Bo Fishback: ‘Learning Really Fast is Way More Important Than Being an Expert’ “

A huge thanks to Bo for taking time out for the event and making the experience amazing. Please tell him how much it means to you by telling him “Thank you!” via Twitter, @BoFishback.

Big Omaha is Silicon Prairie News’ premier annual event held each May to inspire, educate and connect entrepreneurs, especially those with an interest in the tech industry. Visit BigOmaha.com to learn more.

Next up: Thinc Iowa. If you enjoyed Big Omaha, then you’ll want to be the first to know about Thinc Iowa, an event aimed at exploring the common ground between startups and corporations. Sign up to be the first to learn more at thinciowa.com.