Big Omaha 2017 kicked off Wednesday night with an opening party at The Berry and Rye. The conference continued Thursday morning at KANEKO, an open space for open minds in Omaha’s Old Market.

Emcee Myron Pierce warmed up the crowd and welcomed them to the 9th Big Omaha. Peter Zandbergen, KANEKO trustee, and Brian Lee, Big Omaha Executive Director, also helped kick off the morning with words of thanks to the attendees for their continued support of Omaha’s entrepreneurial scene.