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In memoriam: Roger Fransecky, friend of the startup community

It’s with a heavy heart that we want to share the news of the passing of one of our dear friends and inspiration to many, Roger Fransecky. He passed away last Friday.

Roger was the founder and CEO of The Apogee Group, a global management, consulting and leadership development organization which he founded in 1995.

I had the pleasure to get to know Roger over the last several years, and each time I had the chance to visit with him I would learn …

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The story behind the Big Omaha standing ovation

By now, Big Omaha attendees have been in and out of their seat several dozen times, and some may be wondering: what gives with giving each speaker a standing ovation before they begin?

Credit David Hauser of Grasshopper, who started the tradition when he spoke at the second Big Omaha in 2010.

“I remember sitting there next to the tech table, with my mic on, going over my notes and …

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With a video, charity: water thanks the Big Omaha community

Today, charity: water is celebrating their fifth birthday and we’re thrilled to share a video with you that the team at charity: water produced as a thank you to the Big Omaha and Silicon Prairie News community!

Here’s the email they sent me with the entire community in mind as it’s a testament to what our community did that made the amazing impact:

Hi Jeff,

My name is Lauren Miller and I’m …

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Big Omaha Video Series: Tony Hsieh of ‘Delivering Happiness’& Zappos

(Photo by Malone & Company) Today, we’re releasing the last presentation in our video series from Big Omaha 2010! This video features Tony Hsieh, Zappos CEO and author of the New York Times bestseller “Delivering Happiness”. When Tony confirmed that he’d be able to make Big Omaha 2010, we all knew we were in for a treat.

Tony shared many of the details around what has made the Zappos organization…

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Big Omaha Video Series: Entrepreneur Panel

(Photo by Malone & Company) Today, we’re releasing the eleventh presentation in our video series from Big Omaha 2010. This video features the “Entrepreneur Panel” in which David Hauser of Grasshopper Group led the discussion of three entrepreneurs: Matt Galligan, co-founder of SimpleGeo, Alexa Andrzejewski, co-founder & CEO of Foodspotting and Justin Shaffer, founder of HotPotato (now with Facebook).

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More on Hidajat’s charity: water campaign – interview with father

Yesterday, we posted about Nathan Hidajat, a second grader in Ames, Iowa who gave up his 8th birthday in a fundraising effort to help charity: water, a charity that works to provide clean drinking water to people around the world who don’t have access to it. Nathan decided to give up his birthday after seeing a video of Scott Harrison, charity: water’s founder, presenting at last May’s Big Omaha.

Nathan’s father, Robert, answered a few questions for us by email yesterday about how…

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Ames 2nd grader, Nathan Hidajat, raises $1k for charity: water in 7 days

Not many can deny that Scott Harrison, founder of charity: water, is a moving speaker. Harrison’s story of personal renewal, his dedication to providing clean drinking water to those who don’t have it, and his ability to redefine how we look at philanthropy has moved people all over the world; from the 500 people in the room at last May’s Big Omaha to President Obama who mentioned the organization’s efforts in a recent National Prayer Breakfast.

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Big Omaha Video Series: Extended Speaker Q&A

(Photo by Malone & Company) Today, we’re releasing the tenth presentation in our video series from Big Omaha 2010! This video features the “Extended Speaker Q&A” in which we brought back on stage six of our speakers: Jason Fried of 37signals, Gary Vaynerchuk of Wine Library TV and VaynerMedia, Scott Belsky of Behance, Dennis Crowley of foursquare, Danae Ringelmann of IndieGoGo, and Robert…

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Big Omaha Video Series: Matt Mullenweg & Robert Scoble

(Photo by Malone & Company) Today, we’re releasing the ninth presentation in our video series from Big Omaha 2010! This video features Matt Mullenweg, founder of Automattic (the company behind Wordpress, Akismet, Gravatar, IntenseDebate and more), interviewed by Robert Scoble, technical evangelist, author and blogger best known for his blog Scobleizer and his work with Building43. (Recorded on May 14, 2010.)

In their discussion…

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Big Omaha Video Series: Jason Fried of 37signals

(Photo by Malone & Company) Today, we’re releasing the eighth presentation in our video series from Big Omaha 2010! This video features Big Omaha 2009 returnee Jason Fried, co-founder of Chicago-based 37signals, makers of small business collaboration and CRM software. Fried is also the co-author of the New York Times best seller “REWORK.”

Fried’s talk addresses 10 things he’s learned over the…

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