5 Reasons Investors Should Keep Their Eyes On Omaha, Nebraska


Here’s a word association game: what do you think of when you hear “Omaha, Nebraska”? Omaha is rising in prominence among entrepreneurs and investors, making a name for itself in a more broad and diverse range of industries than in previous years. With more startups choosing Omaha as a homebase and an increasing number of success stories, the city is quickly becoming a midwestern hub for growth. And the staggering fortunes in Omaha aren’t just related to Berkshire Hathaway.

Weekend Video Fun From Big Omaha

Feld Thoughts

This weekend you can catch up on Halt and Catch Fire , Mr. Robot , or the talk I gave at Big Omaha in May. I had fun at Big Omaha. The post Weekend Video Fun From Big Omaha appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Entrepreneurship big omaha culture harmonix Interliant interview startup communities twitter

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Feeling Old(er) at Big Omaha

Feld Thoughts

I’m at the Big Omaha Conference today for the first time. They only food at the party was meaty stuff (other than some creamy artichoke dip) so I went for a walk around the part of downtown Omaha we were at (11th Street-ish) looking for dinner. I learned a little about the scene in Omaha, so that was useful to me. Interesting … The post Feeling Old(er) at Big Omaha appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Personal age big omaha

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IT lessons from boring, old companies

deal architect

InformationWeek summarizes the IT brand challenge of a 150 year old railroad based in Omaha, Neb. When Union Pacific IT recruiters attend job fairs on college campuses nationwide, they typically look on enviously as long lines queue at the booths. Industry Commentary Innovative Business Uses of Technology

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Learning from Warren Buffett

Austin Startup

It started with Coca-Cola: as a boy, Warren Buffett bought six-packs from his grandfather’s Omaha grocery store for 25 cents, then sold the… Continue reading on Austin Startups

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Students Show The Way For Technology Innovation At Microsoft Imagine Cup 2012


For example, Tu Nguyen, from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, won first prize in the inaugural 2003 competition with a Pocket PC application designed to bridge the language gap between English-speaking waiters and Vietnamese-speaking chefs. Nguyen was recognized in 2006 by the Midlands Business Journal as one of Omaha’s top 40 executives under 40 years of age, and is now chief technology officer of DocLanding, an online document management provider.

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The Importance of Young People In Your Startup Community

Feld Thoughts

From Chattanooga to Omaha to Las Vegas, many cities in the US – and around the world – are building startup communities. An important part of doing this to attract, retain, and mentor more young people. Behind every successful startup community is a group of young people with their entire life ahead of them. These youngsters aren’t afraid to take on projects bigger than themselves and won’t take no for an answer.

Google Fiber: Just One More Search Per Session

Hunter Walker

Their Big Omaha event is coming up May 8-10 and looks great Just got back from spending a day IN THE FUTURE! Ok, Kansas City where we met with local startups, big companies, Kauffman Foundation leaders and other folks thinking deeply about Google Fiber. As you can see from our speed test screenshot it’s for real. Since Google Fiber is just rolling out, it’s not like there’s a whole bunch of specialized web products built around having 1GB speed.

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A Tale of Profit First Success from Sherri Tafoya, President & founder of Custom Blinds & Design

Mike Michalowicz

– as business progressed from my “shop at home”, model, I stepped out in faith- and opened a Hunter Douglas trademark Gallery Store in Lincoln 2005- then a second Gallery Store in Omaha, 2008. . We love “transformonials ” – especially from those who have implemented Profit First! So when Sherri Tafoya, President and Founder of Customs Blinds & Design contacted us raving about the system, we asked her to share her experience and she graciously obliged.

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20 must-attend tech conferences for female entrepreneurs in 2014

The Next Web

Big Omaha. I attended Big Omaha last year and was thrilled with the speakers and attendees I met. Earlier this month, I asked members of the Young Entrepreneur Council about the top events for founders in 2014. But we thought we’d dive a little deeper and get opinions from our female members. We asked 20 women of YEC the following question: What is one must-attend conference or event you’re looking forward to in 2014, and why? Their top picks (not all are gender-restricted!)

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Join a conference simulcast near you

Startup Lessons Learned

Michigan: Detroit Van Buren Minnesota: Minneapolis Missouri: Kirksville Montana: Bozeman Helena Missoula Pablo Nebraska: Lincoln Omaha Nevada: Las Vegas, /usr/lib, 520 Fremont St Las Vegas, CHSI Technologies, 770 Pilot Rd. One of the most important things we do with The Lean Startup Conference is make a livestream of the plenary talks available for free to groups around the world, supporting entrepreneurship communities everywhere.

New speakers + Ignite + streaming locations

Startup Lessons Learned

Startup Lessons Learned 2011 is just around the corner: May 23, 2011 in SF. You have just under a week to get general admission tickets before prices go up. A lot of people missed the early bird rates and wrote to me about it. Don't be late, buy your ticket now. We've also added a number of extremely discounted tickets for full-time students. New Speakers Our program keeps getting better and better. We're debuting many brand new case studies, and I could not be more excited.

Startup Lessons Learned 2011 streaming live

Startup Lessons Learned

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[Review] Building A Small Business That Warren Buffett Would Love


After all, he’s not called the Oracle of Omaha for nothing when it comes to investing in companies, so if you’re able to build a business that attracts his attention, you’re probably – and we mean that in the most understated way – on to something. I think we can all agree that Warren Buffett, the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway and one of the richest men in the world, knows at least something about building and running businesses.

Why Wall Street Can’t Be Trusted and What to Do About It

Growthink Blog

Let us not forget that the most famous and lauded investor of them all hails from Omaha. Over the last three weeks, we have discussed the various factors that drive the 25% IRR return potential of the startup and emerging company investing class.

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What Boston’s Top Consumer Tech Leaders Think About Boston’s Consumer Tech Struggles [#BostonB2C Recap]

View from Seed

We have companies in Chicago, San Francisco (and elsewhere in Silicon Valley), Omaha, and New York. On Tuesday, July 21, we hosted the first-ever Boston Consumer Tech Summit. The invite-only event was attended by 300 of the area’s best tech leaders, founders, product managers, designers, developers, investors, engineers, salesmen and women, and more, all of whom are hard at work in consumer tech. This is a recap of the more insightful tweets and comments from the event.

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[Infographic] 10 Amazingly Awesome Warren Buffet Quotes To Live By


Here is that quote from the Oracle of Omaha, along with nine others, compiled by InvestingTips360 into an infographic that distills some of his amazing wisdom: [ Infographic credit: InvestingTips360 ]. We’re unashamed fans of legendary investor Warren Buffet, and for good reason too. After all, the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway is not only one of the richest men in the world, he definitely knows at least something about building and running businesses, as well as investing in them.

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How to Kick Start Your Community’s Startup Scene

Both Sides of the Table

Obvious examples include SxSW in Austin or Big Omaha in, well, I’ll let you guess. I just returned from 3 days in Cincinnati including attending the annual meeting of one of Upfront’s LPs – Cintrifuse. I have never been more optimistic about the impact that the tech startup community is having on cities in America or about the role that cities outside of San Francisco / Silicon Valley can play in our future.

How Self-Coaching Can Transform Your Life And Career

Duct Tape Marketing

And I think it was 1998 and I saw him of 2016 once a year in Omaha. How Self-Coaching Can Transform Your Life And Career written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing Podcast with David Novak. In this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast , I interview David Novak.

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Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Menlo Park and The Silicon Valley Renaissance


Tom from Omaha, Nebraska, shared an update about what is going on in that part of the world, as did other audience members from New York City, Israel, and Columbus, Ohio. During this week's roundtable, we started off by discussing the pre-incubation procedure we are recommending with audience members from different parts of the world. This week, I've had several meetings with venture funds, incubators, corporate accelerators and other significant players in the startup eco-system.

Finding Your Niche And Scaling Your Agency

Duct Tape Marketing

And, and I think the that's, I think that's a key part of it, but there's no question once you find that, as you said, you know, you can a Facebook ad campaign for, you know, somebody in Milwaukee is probably gonna be just as good for somebody in Omaha.

This Weekend

Startup Lessons Learned

The next couple of days are going to be amazing, as the Lean Startup community converges on San Francisco. I want to welcome all of you who are traveling to be here. Welcome to our fair city. There are only a few tickets left to Startup Lessons Learned 2011 on Monday (May 23). If you haven't registered yet, please do. As a reminder, the first 200 people to show up will get one of the very first copies of the Lean Startup Book , a pre-publication printed galley.

Unsettled and Disgusted

Feld Thoughts

It’s time for us – our American tech and startup community from places like Boulder, Boise, Chattanooga, Omaha, and Anchorage – to stand up and call for the White House to change course. I arrived home from Australia yesterday. David Cohen and I spent the week there together to learn more about the various startup communities in Australia, to spend some time with the team that is leading Techstars Defence in Adelaide , and to watch an amazing Federer / Wawrinka semi-final.

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Why You Just Don’t Get It

Growthink Blog

For example, imagine your target customer was single men aged 40 to 50 living in Omaha, Nebraska living in 2 bedroom apartments who like to watch American Idol. Have you ever seen a TV ad and found yourself really confused? Like you just don’t get what they were trying to do. And what they did do certainly didn’t appeal to you? For me, I saw tons of these ads in the late 1990s when I was living in California. That’s when the West Coast fast food chain, Carl’s Jr.

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Sneak preview, KISSmetrics (and more)

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Saturday, April 17, 2010 Sneak preview, KISSmetrics (and more) Hear the CEO of KISSmetrics give a sneak preview of what hell be presenting at the Startup Lessons Learned conference on April 23 (were less than a week away!): Conference updates continue to pour in: Want to see more preview videos? Take a look at our new sneak-preview site , sponsored by KISSmetrics. Weve updated our list of simulcast locations (see below).

How Businesses Can Brace Themselves for the Post-Brexit Fallout

crowdSPRING Blog

But even if you’re running a startup out of your basement in Omaha, this is a situation to which you should pay attention. A year or two ago, it would have been unthinkable. Even as the vote grew closer, most predicted it would fail. The exit polls suggested we were safe. But when the more than 33 million votes cast were finally counted, it became a dizzying reality: Britain had voted to leave the European Union. Global markets turned chaotic as that reality hit.

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Quick Left: An unlikely CEO leads this app development house that’s “a bit like therapy”

The Next Web

In fact, she’s so unlikely to talk about herself or her company that, while sitting with her for dinner during Big Omaha, the subject of Quick Left came up (not from her, mind you) and I said that I really needed to talk to someone from there to find out their story. Ingrid Alongi isn’t like most CEOs.

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5 Biggest Mistakes in Healthcare Staffing by Susanne Mariga, CPA

Mike Michalowicz

has received the Best Places to Work In Omaha Award since 2009 and is the recipient of the 2018 Circle of Excellence award. When one starts a business there is rarely someone available to guide you through every possible twist and turn. To give you a head start and to help you avoid some of the pitfalls along the way, I interviewed 5 amazing thought leaders in the Healthcare Staffing Industry.

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20 Coolest iPad Ideas For Your Library


The Omaha Public Library recently applied for, and received, a grant that let them purchase six iPads. Since its 2010 release, attitudes about the iPad have undergone a radical change. Once mocked by techies for being both frivolous and having a silly name, the device has since become nearly ubiquitous in coffee shops, schools, airports and businesses across the nation. Because in many ways, the iPad actually did live up to the hype.

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The Ultimate Office for Athletes and People Seeking a Healthier Lifestyle

David Teten

A small number of offices across the country have slowly begun to endorse the idea of exercising while doing a white collar job (not before or after), e.g., walking on a treadmill while doing your job at Mutual of Omaha. When Arnold Schwarzenegger first came to America and started becoming the world’s most successful bodybuilder, he and fellow bodybuilder Franco Columbu worked during the day as bricklayers. Effectively, their work was their workout.

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Can VCs Be Value Investors?

Seeing Both Sides

The latest printing, the sixth edition, contains a foreward from the Oracle of Omaha himself as well as a preface from hedge fund investor Seth Klarman of The Baupost Group , regarded by many to be one of the modern masters in the art of value investing. Cited by Warren Buffet as one of his top four favorite and most influential books, Security Analysis , by Columbia University professors Benjamin Graham and David Dodd, was first published in 1934.

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5 Famous Introverted Leaders And What You Can Learn From Them

crowdSPRING Blog

Known as the “Oracle of Omaha,” Buffett is one of the world’s richest men and a respected financial leader. Most people imagine a successful leader as fast-acting and larger-than-life. In other words, an extrovert. Our Western culture naturally assumes that leaders must be extroverted “men of action.” ” But why? Marti Olsen Laney , doctor of psychology and author of The Introvert Advantage reports that 75% of the world’s population is extroverted.

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Startups and small biz at SXSW: ideas on how to spend your time at the conference!

crowdSPRING Blog

Threadless, 37Signals, FeedBurner, BIG Omaha conference, and SXSW itself are proof that technology life exists away from the coasts. 09:00 PM: The Silicon Prairie Party hosted by Big Omaha Lanai – Join the speakers, organizers and attendees of Big Omaha to party with the up-and-coming entrepreneurs and innovators based on the Silicon Prairie.

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Reinventing the Office: How to Lose Fat and Increase Productivity at Work

David Teten

A small number of offices across the country have slowly begun to endorse the idea of exercising while doing your office job, e.g., walking on a treadmill while doing your job at Mutual of Omaha. Fitness/life guru Tim Ferriss just posted my guest article on ff Venture Capital ‘s approach to building a fitness office. Thanks Tim!)

Looking Back On Our First Couple Years at NextView

Rob Go

Some of our most interesting companies have originated in places like Estonia (GrabCAD), Croatia (Farmeron) and Omaha (SkyVu), although all have either moved or have a significant presence in a major tech hub like SF, Boston, or NY. One of the earliest things we did at NextView when my partners and I started working together was go away as a team to the New Hampshire mountains. At the time, I think we didn’t even had a name for the fund.

Twitter Link Roundup #131 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

crowdSPRING Blog

Big Omaha 2012 – 4 years in, it’s still the best conference you’ve never attended – [link]. Every day on the crowdSPRING Twitter account and on my own Twitter account , I post links to posts or videos I enjoyed reading or viewing. These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! Here are some of the links that I’ve liked and shared this past week!

10 Startup Red Flags


Maybe the CEO got his cousin from Omaha to be their lawyer or theres been some serious messing around with the cap table. Adamac Attack! Adam MacBeth Tuesday, April 07, 2009 10 Startup Red Flags Ive worked on a number of startups: from seed-stage through IPO, as a founder, employee, advisor, and consultant, as well as evaluating a bunch from the outside, so Ive seen my share of screw-ups.

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Shark Tank Season 4 episode 2 breakdown

Lightspeed Venture Partners

eCreamery is a gourmet icrecream shop in Omaha, trying to expand online to create the category of “online icecream gifting” The company hand makes each batch of personally configured icecream, puts custom labels on each batch and mails them to the recipient. Last week I gave a Silicon Valley VC’s take on the company pitches on Shark Tank as the new season four started, and it was well received.

Oppose HB 1192 – The “Software Tax”

VC Adventure

Any sizable company would find it easy – as well as advantageous – to move their technology to Seattle or Omaha or Minneapolis to avoid the brain damage of auditing and accounting for and paying the taxes under HB 1192. My longtime friend Marion Jenkins, CEO of IT consultant QSE Technologies wrote what I think is one of the most eloquent and well thought out rebuttals to the proposed Colorado “Software Tax” (HB 1192). With his permission I’m posting it here in its entirety.

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