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Mobile Security Platform LaunchKey Announces $3M Seed Funding

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Cyber security and the subsequent cyber terrorism is today’s hottest topic. That’s why the announcement that Las Vegas startup LaunchKey, the first decentralized mobile authentication and authorization platform built for the post-password and Internet of Things era, has closed a $3 million seed funding round is especially exciting. Geoff Sanders, President and CEO of LaunchKey, released this statement in… Read more »


4 Startup Tips from Constant Contact’s Alec Stern

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This Thursday, December 11, we are holding our Tech Cocktail Week: December Sessions in downtown Las Vegas, where we will hear about the experiences of successful entrepreneurs, investors and other industry experts. Get your ticket now. Alec Stern is the VP of strategic innovation and the executive-in-residence for the Small Business Innovation Program at Constant Contact, the… Read more »


The Intersection of Marijuana and Technology, Part 2

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This post is a continuation of my interview with Leslie Bocskor, Chairman of the Nevada Cannabis Industry Association. Tech Cocktail: How are people bringing the marijuana industry to the world of technology? Leslie Bocskor: I was at an ArcView event in Denver in 2013 when Isaac Dietrich got up to present MassRoots, a social networking app for mobile devices specific to marijuana… Read more »



The Intersection of Marijuana and Technology, Part 1

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This is part one of two of my interview with Leslie Bocskor, Chairman of the Nevada Cannabis Industry Association. Leslie Bocskor splits his day-to-day three ways – he’s the Chairman of the Nevada Cannabis Industry Association (NVCIA), Managing Partner at Electrum Partners, and a founder of the Electrum Fund. These three entities are all united around one… Read more »


The Downtown Las Vegas Startup Story: A VegasTech Infographic

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The VegasTech scene, especially in downtown Las Vegas, has grown quite a bit in the last few years. Modeling after an entrepreneur-led idea, the VegasTechFund sought to fund startups that would bring leaders to the community to cultivate a healthy startup ecosystem. What followed was the continued redevelopment of the Downtown area, both from the… Read more »


The 6th Annual WordCamp Gathering is Coming Soon in Las Vegas!

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Business owners, bloggers, designers, developers, and other advocates of WordPress will gather at the Innevation Center located at 6795 Edmond Street on Saturday, Dec. 13 and Sunday, Dec. 14 to learn, discuss and network at the 6th Annual WordCamp Las Vegas. WordCamps are casual, locally-organized, non-profit conferences covering everything related to WordPress, the free and… Read more »



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 »