The idea that Silicon Valley is the only place you can do this is malarkey. #internet2012

Computer software possibilities are bountiful, Ohanian said, and the Internet allows for the flow of good, often moneymaking ideas from anywhere in the world.

“With a little money and food — probably Ramen — in a few years, you can have a billion-dollar business,” Ohanian said.

David Keck, director of the Raikes school, said that when he came to the program in 2001, graduates often didn't stay in Nebraska, leaving to work for technology companies elsewhere. Now, technology companies like Hudl — a product of Raikes graduates that provides sports teams with online video services — are situated in Lincoln's Haymarket district.

“The idea that Silicon Valley is the only place you can do this is malarkey,” Ohanian said.

Thanks to all who attended! We had such a great day in Lincoln.

Score! @thehipmunk lands on Travel Weekly's Most Useful Travel Websites List A surprising number of industry friends are unaware of this off-the-charts-popular new site. Rather than just do flight searches, Hipmunk has an Agony scale pointing out a flight schedule's shortcomings. There is also an Ecstasy scale that incorporates information from TripAdvisor to create a sense of how reviewers really feel about a hotel property's amenities. Gen Xers love the site's color-coded "Heat Maps" that include neighborhoods with great dining, shopping and even local "vice." There are links to major hotel sites including Orbitz and but also Airbnb and

Thank you, Richard Turen!