Roughly four years ago, while working for a technology company based in New York, I experienced first hand the entrepreneurial ecosystems of San Francisco, New York, Boulder, and Boston, among other cities. I was intrigued by what I saw. They are filled with people armed with an amazing sense of drive and inspiration, who push forward with new ideas and launch new businesses each day.
I’d return home to Omaha, Nebraska and see these same individuals in our region, but they were heads-down and siloed, working on their own initiatives alone and largely unaware of what was going on around them. At the time, there was no outlet for telling the stories of the entrepreneurs and creatives working hard in our own backyard.