Big Omaha features nationally-renowned entrepreneurs and innovators from the tech world and beyond.

2015 Speakers

Mike Macadaan

This is Ground

Founder and Chief of This is Ground, an accessories brand rooted in tech & design.

Amy Benziger


Managing Director of Lovesocial, a creative agency focused on human centered storytelling. Founding team member of the Hub North America.

Elle Luna

Author, Designer

Author, former designer at Uber, Ideo, and Mailbox, founder of Bulan Project.

Azita Ardakani


Founder of Lovesocial. With a core value of communicating with intention, Lovesocial creates communities that stick around. Advisor to Hootsuite and Beespace.

Brad Feld

Foundry Group, Techstars

Co-founder of Techstars and Foundry Group. Early stage investor and entrepreneur for over 20 years.

Jessica Scorpio


Jessica Scorpio is a founder and Director of Marketing at Getaround, a peer-to-peer carsharing company.

Dr. Jennifer Jones

EntrepreneurShift, Good Life Academy

Dr. Jennifer Jones is is a nationally acclaimed psychologist and expert in the science of success, relationships, and happiness.

Jamie Tworkowski

To Write Love On Her Arms

Founder of TWLOHA, a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with addiction, depression, self-injury and suicide.

Balaji Prabhakar

Urban Engines

Chief Scientist and Co-Founder of Urban Engines, a company improving urban mobility around the world.

Mona Bijoor


Founder and CEO of JOOR, the global wholesale marketplace for brands and retailers such as Stella McCartney, Donna Karan, Neiman Marcus and many others.

Marc Hemeon

North Technologies

Co-founder of North Technologies, Marc is a serial entrepreneur with 5 companies under his belt. He's led design at Oakley, Digg, and Youtube.

Mike Johnston

Founder of Mike helped pioneer the online music lesson marketplace, from his basement to his own facility, to hosting international drum camps.

Claire Lew

Know Your Company

CEO of Know Your Company – software that helps business owners with 25 to 75 employees overcome company growing pains.

David Hauser

Grasshopper, Chargify

Our emcee for 2015, serial entrepreneur and angel investor David Hauser is the founder of Grasshopper and Chargify.

Shivani Siroya


CEO and Founder of InVenture, a mobile tech + data science company providing instant credit via mobile money InVenture

Shane Mac


CEO & Co-Founder @Assist. Musician and Angel Investor. Curiosity is everything.

Mike Jones


CEO of media and commerce company Science and former Myspace CEO.

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