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Highlight Midwest Omaha Designed
Highlight Midwest Omaha Designed
Highlight Midwest Omaha Designed
Highlight Midwest Omaha Designed
Highlight Midwest Omaha Designed
Highlight Midwest Omaha Designed
Highlight Midwest Omaha Designed
Highlight Midwest Omaha Designed
Highlight Midwest Omaha Designed
Highlight Midwest Omaha Designed
Highlight Midwest Omaha Designed
Highlight Midwest Omaha Designed
Highlight Midwest Omaha Designed
Highlight Midwest Omaha Designed
Highlight Midwest Omaha Designed
Highlight Midwest Omaha Designed
Highlight Midwest Omaha Designed
Highlight Midwest Omaha Designed
Highlight Midwest Omaha Designed
Highlight Midwest Omaha Designed
Highlight Midwest Omaha Designed
Highlight Midwest Omaha Designed
Highlight Midwest Omaha Designed
Highlight Midwest Omaha Designed
Highlight Midwest Omaha Designed
Highlight Midwest Omaha Designed
Highlight Midwest Omaha Designed
Highlight Midwest Omaha Designed
Highlight Midwest Omaha Designed
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Highlight Midwest Omaha Designed

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  • 1. A New Omaha Rising
  • 2. Dusty Davidson Matt Secoske Jeff Slobotski
  • 3. silos
  • 4. Artists Musicians Innovators Entrepreneurs Techies Web Designers
  • 5. Interesting people doing interesting things, without knowing about each other.
  • 6. We are changing that.
  • 7. Social Media is helping to bring our divergent communities (developers, designers, entrepreneurs, innovators, etc) together.
  • 8. How did we get here?
  • 9. Sarah Lacy’s money shot
  • 10. quot;Omaha is looking at what is has — a different culture of innovation, ... a creative class — and trying to build a community that will support anyone who has a good idea and the stomach to try to start something.quot; quot;They live and breathe the Web 2.0 movement, are excited by it, and want to jump in.quot;
  • 11. Barcamp Omaha • 30+ attendee-led sessions • 100+ attendees • 15+ sponsors • Great opportunity for networking / sharing ideas with our “creative class” • Building Community!
  • 12. Video Updates Podcasts Ustream
  • 13. Soo...where to from here?
  • 14. Keep moving forward
  • 15. events, events, events Infotec 2009
  • 16. BIG Omaha 2009 May 7th & 8th 2009
  • 17. Warren?
  • 18. Bring together local resources
  • 19. Creative incubator
  • 20. Market-driven innovation • National partners • Identifying key “pain points” amongst companies, and pairing seasoned entrepreneurs with then to solve those problems
  • 21. Other social media initiatives...
  • 22. Wrapping up • “Siloed” but lots of people out there • Number one priority is to keep building community + events, Facebook, Twitter, blogging, interviews, stories... + without community, the other endeavors are difficult (or impossible) to foster • Work with city leaders and other entrepreneurs to build infrastructure around this community • Begin to launch companies, highlight existing companies, showcase cool things 
  • 23. Thank you!

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