Day: May 10, 2013

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Kauffman’s Kander tells founders to let their startup baby grow

By SPN Team / May 10, 2013

These days, Diana Kander has babies on the brain.

And quite understandably so—the senior fellow at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is six months pregnant.

So naturally when she took the stage at Big Omaha on Friday morning, Kander spoke about how “toddlers and startups actually have an amazing amount of things in common.”

Both require a name and people to take care of them and both need …

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Marc Ecko deciphers The Notorious B.I.G.’s “Ten Crack Commandments”

By SPN Team / May 10, 2013

After he set the scene onstage with an armchair and a stiff drink, Marc Eckō this morning shared the ten rules of business he uncovered in The Notorious B.I.G.’s song, “Ten Crack Commandments”.

Never let no one know how much dough you hold. “In life, we use metrics,” Eckō said. “We will count everything. Quit counting.” Stop seeking validation that can only be found in finite. …

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Antonio Neves wants you to ask yourself, “Who makes you better?”

By SPN Team / May 10, 2013

Every year since he was in sixth grade, Antonio Neves has received a nutcracker for Christmas from his mom—a reminder of the moment in his young life where he turned a corner. At Big Omaha today, he stepped away from his emcee duties to share why he has devoted so much of his time to supporting and coaching entrepreneurs.

Living through his parents’ divorce and 15 moves as a child …

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Watch the Big Omaha live stream

By SPN Team / May 10, 2013

Weren’t able to make it to KANEKO today for our fifth annual Big Omaha? Don’t worry. We’re providing a free live stream starting at 9:00 a.m., thanks to our sponsor Hayneedle.

Here’s today’s schedule …

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Get ready for Big Omaha with AM Reboot at 8:10 a.m. (Live stream)

By SPN Team / May 10, 2013

To get a jump on the action of the final day of Big Omaha, join Des Moines entrepreneur Christopher New and Silicon Prairie News’ Jeff Slobotski for AM Reboot, a morning podcast for geeks. Today’s hour-long live video show is focused on the people, places and events of Big Omaha.

AM Reboot is the flagship program of our streaming media partner, Quadrant5.

Here’s what’s in store for today …

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