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Tech Cocktail Las Vegas

Full Spectrum Laser Went From a Garage to the Prime Time

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The tales of garage-startups are few and far between these days with startup ecosystems popping up left and right (and offering relatively cheap rent prices). However, it’s a part of the startup culture that hasn’t completely disappeared yet. Henry Liu founded Full Spectrum Laser, and their wholly owned 3D printing subsidiary FSL3D, in his garage… Read more »



Preview the Zappos Pop-Up Shop in Downtown Las Vegas

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If you could step inside the internet, which website would you jump into first? If you are a shopping fanatic, you might choose to go inside Zappos.com. Beginning today, and running every day 24/7 until December 31, except Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day, the Zappos Pop-Up Shop powered by ShopWithMe will allow you to… Read more »



Startup Weekend Las Vegas: Register Now for This Weekend!

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Startup Weekend is a time-honored tradition and global grassroots movement to rapidly collaborate and build a business over a weekend. According to a press release from the Startup Weekend Las Vegas organizers, “Teams organically form around top ideas, as determined by popular vote. Each team has 54 hours to create a business model, code, design, and… Read more »


OrderWithMe Announces $28M in Additional Financing

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OrderWithMe, a retail innovation and inventory solutions company, today has announced $28 million in additional financing, led by existing investors which include Vegas Tech Fund, SOSVentures, BaseVC and Tony Hsieh with additional participation from Silicon Valley Bank, Pentland Group, Advantage Capital and several others. Jonathan Jenkins, CEO of OrderWithMe, moved the company to Downtown Las… Read more »


Zappos Pop-Up Store Constructed For The Holidays: Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos Pays Visit Downtown Las Vegas

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Just in time for the holidays, it appears that Zappos, the online retailer known for culture and customer service, is constructing a Zappos pop-up store in downtown Las Vegas in the space previously occupied by the Western Hotel. According to online reports, the space was purchased by the Downtown Project in the spring of 2013. Over… Read more »


TechStars is Constantly Working to be the Best Accelerator

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Since starting in Boulder, Colorado in 2007 the TechStars accelerator has grown into a giant entity that serves entrepreneurs and tech ecosystems across the US. David Cohen, the founder of TechStars, joined us at this year’s Tech Cocktail Celebrate Conference to detail the role an accelerator plays in the growth of an entrepreneurial community. According… Read more »





Pigeonly Has Cracked One of the Biggest Government Markets

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Life hasn’t been all sunshine and daisies for Frederick Hutson, but despite the adversity he’s emerged victorious. At age 19 Hutson launched and sold his first business while on active duty in the Air Force, exploring the thrill of entrepreneurial success. A few years later Hutson would find himself staring down a four-year prison term, and… Read more »



Judge Strikes Down Uber Restraining Order in Las Vegas

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The powerful cab lobby, the Nevada Taxicab Authority, and the Nevada Attorney General did not prevail against Uber in a Las Vegas District Court today, when Judge Douglas Herndon, himself a former Prosecutor, said the Nevada Attorney General’s office failed to show that Uber was causing “irreparable harm” to public safety. However, judges in Washoe County (the… Read more »