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TD Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts reflects on entrepreneurship

September 15, 2010 by

Earlier this year, Midlands Venture Forum (MVF), an Omaha-based non-profit dedicated to creating regional support for entrepreneurs, had the pleasure of hosting one of Omaha's most well-known businessmen J. Joe Ricketts, founder of TD Ameritrade. Ricketts directed his talk to entrepreneurs as he explored what constitutes an entrepreneur and how to successfully run a business on your own dollar.  read more

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David Milligan & Kevin West give the rundown on patents

July 29, 2010 by

At last month's Midlands Venture Forum gathering, David Milligan and Kevin West, both patent attorneys at Advent IP, gave a 25-minute presentation on patents. In his opening remarks, Milligan introduced their talk with a one-sentence summary. "We're basically going to go through what we would consider kind of an assessment of…  read more

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MVF: Chris Best explains how appraisers value a business

May 26, 2010 by

Midlands Venture Forum (MVF) continued its series of educational events on March 11 with a presentation from Chris Best, an appraiser for Best Business Appraisals, LLC. Best's presentation, What you Should Know About Business Valuations, highlighted the approaches and methodologies used by appraisers to value a business. Here's more on Best…  read more

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Events: Open studio of Big Omaha artist, AIM Happy Hour and more

May 26, 2010 by

Starting with AIM Institute's Happy Hour at 5 p.m. tomorrow, Omaha has quite the lineup of events these next two weeks. For example, if you weren't able to make it to Big Omaha or were there and missed out on exploring Scott Blake's Barcode Art (left, photo by Malone & Co. Photography), I strongly encourage you to stop by his studio this weekend. Three Omaha artists will be opening their art studios to the public on Saturday, May 29 from noon to 5 p.m.  read more

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MVF Networking Reception tonight, Startup Drinks Thursday, May 13

May 10, 2010 by

Outside of our big event at the end of the week, there's two additional entrepreneur gatherings that are very worth your time. Monday, May 10, 4:30 p.m. – Entrepreneur & Investor Networking Reception Presented by Midlands Venture Forum | Brix (located at Village Pointe) Here's more information on the event, from There is no need to register for this event – just show up…  read more

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