Instead of flyover country, Omaha was fly to country for leading coastal startup company innovators at the Big Omaha Conference, held May 9-11. Hosted for the fourth year by Silicon Prairie News, more than 650 attendees from 27 states and three countries attended the event. The audience tweeted, blogged, hung out, high-fived and soaked up the ambiance and advice while giving standing ovations before and after each presenter.
The conference was invigorating! Speakers at the event were entrepreneurs in the new economy of social telling their story to other entrepreneurs, designers and professionals in technology. Here are some examples of the great advice they dispensed:
Just get started! Brian Wong, founder of http://www.kiip.me/ and formerly with Digg, advised to just “jump off the cliff and grow wings by falling,” advice for anyone contemplating a new project regardless of your job. (more…)