Storytelling is a beautiful, ever-evolving art form and Instagram is one of its vehicles. As I was scrolling through my feed last Friday, I stopped for a second to reflect on the events of the past few months and the impact of those events on the Kansas City startup community.
Our inaugural Big Kansas City event came and went with high fives and smiles, moments of inspiration and moments that emotionally moved each of us. Standing to the side of the stage as Scott …Read More
Water changes everything.
That’s the message charity: water founder Scott Harrison shared today at our Big Kansas City event. Harrison’s non-profit organization has raised nearly $100 million to bring clean water to communities in 20 countries. Access to safe drinking water is changing not just the lives of people in those towns and villages, but the lives of the donors and organizers, as well.
Water changed Harrison’s life. …Read More
In less than six weeks, Hangar 9 will transform from an aircraft storage to our conference home, March 27-28. Today, we’re revealing three more speakers who will join us in this special space including Scott Harrison, one of our most memorable Big Series presenters.
If you haven’t purchased your ticket, make sure to do so soon. We’ve had a recent uptick in ticket sales and attendance is limited …Read More
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:
My name is Lauren Miller and I’m …Read More
Friday was Earth Day and the folks at TechCrunch used that as a reason to inteview Scott Harrison, founder of Charity: Water, as part of their TechCrunch TV video series. It’s no secret that the Silicon Prairie News team are big supporters of Charity: Water’s work and we’re not alone in the technology community.
It’s that relationship that is …Read More
Despite the fact that here at Silicon Prairie News we’re very much in the midst of preperations for Big Omaha 2011 one of our favorite parts of Big Omaha 2010 keeps showing up in the news. We ran two posts this week telling the story of Nathan Hidajat, a second grader in Ames, Iowa who was motivated to give up his 8th birthday to help provide clean and safe…Read More
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.Read More
As we round out 2010, and reflect on some of the major initiatives that we were involved in this year at Silicon Prairie News, the Silicon Prairie News & Big Omaha charity: water Campaign was one of the most pivotal and encouraging efforts that we accomplished as a community.
When I published the first post challenging our community to raise $5,000 for one well by the time charity: water founder Scott Harrison…Read More
(This is a guest post written by Rahul Gupta, an Omaha entrepreneur, erstwhile actor and recent addition to the team at the Planet Water Foundation.) A lot can happen in five months.
I recently tweeted that Scott Harrison’s talk about charity: water at Big Omaha 2010 “literally changed the trajectory of my life.” That was no hyperbole. That talk, at that event, conspired with that moment to force…Read More
(Photo by Malone & Company) Today, we’re excited to release the first video in the series of presentations from Big Omaha 2010, which was held at KANEKO, May 12-15. We chose to begin with one of the most powerful talks from the event, that of charity: water founder Scott Harrison.
Harrison’s presentation was not only emotionally moving but it was a convincing call to action to get involved and…Read More