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Local Motors Announces 5 Final Designs for NASCAR Helmet

By | May 7, 2015 at 3:00 pm

We’ve been following Local Motors’ recent sponsorship of NASCAR driver Ben Kennedy over the last few months. As part of their sponsorship deal, and to highlight the cocreation that fuels Local Motors, the community was invited to participate in a special contest. Aptly named…

3D Printing

Building a Simple 3D Print Experience via Partnerships

By | May 6, 2015 at 11:00 am

We’ve seen some buzz around big things happening at this year’s Collision Conference in Las Vegas, running from May 5 to 6. It’s a massive conference, America’s counterpart to Europe’s largest tech conference and it promises plenty of excitement. Pinshape, a next generation 3D…

Dev & Design

To the Future: Aaron Draplin & Jenn Lukas on Design

By | May 4, 2015 at 8:00 am

There’s one conference that’s designed to bring product teams, developers, designers, and entrepreneurs together to connect over the web future we’re all working towards. Future Insights Live is coming to Las Vegas June 1-4. To connect with your peers on UX, APIs, CSS, SVG, A/B testing, and all the…


Five Startups Named “Best of SPROCKIT” at NAB Show

By | Apr 23, 2015 at 5:00 pm

After participating in demo booths and two days of pitches at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, five media and entertainment startups were given the first annual “Best of SPROCKIT Award.” These five winners were voted on by the attendees from among the 30…


It’s Earth Day: Give Kids the Gift of Sustainable Gardens

By | Apr 22, 2015 at 3:00 pm

The first ever Earth Day took place on April 22, 1970 – 45 years ago today – and activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life to launch the modern environmental movement. Since the first Earth Day, the movement has only gotten stronger…


Fast & Furious 7 has Local Motors Plain Furious

By | Apr 18, 2015 at 8:00 pm

If you saw Transformers, Age of Extinction then you caught a glimpse at Local Motors’ Rally Fighter in the flick. It was the first time they’d partnered with a major motion picture to put their vehicle in it, but it wouldn’t be the last….


Build and Program Your Very Own Quadcopter!

By | Apr 18, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Going to the local hobby shop as a kid was one of my favorite things to do. I’d spend hours wandering the aisles looking for a car, plane, or boat kit to build – and when I got older I started building remote control…


SPROCKIT: Advertisers Need to Look at YouTube

By | Apr 15, 2015 at 12:30 pm

The way people watch television has already changed and it’s about time that media advertising models catch up to the current trends. Large media organizations are looking to tech for innovative solutions on how to effectively target viewers. During NAB Show, startup program SPROCKIT brought together…


You Can Help Design Ben Kennedy’s NASCAR Helmet

By | Apr 14, 2015 at 4:00 pm

In February the Las Vegas based Local Motors announced that they would be sponsoring NASCAR driver Ben Kennedy’s No. 11 Toyota Tundra. Along with the sponsorship came the announcement that the Local Motors user community would get the opportunity to work with Kennedy on…


Let’s Talk About the Democratization of Content

By | Apr 10, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Blame it on the smartphones and the kids for what media experts call the “democratization of content,” a process where content becomes increasingly easier to create and distribute. For media companies this means providing customers with services that enables them to consume content where they want it and…


SPROCKIT: If You Can’t Beat Tech, Join It

By | Apr 9, 2015 at 8:00 am

If tech is shifting how people watch television, why not join forces with startups responsible for creating the tools that are changing TV business today? That’s the goal of the annual NAB Show in Las Vegas, to forge relationships between startups and major media companies by starting a discussion on…


5 Corporations Doing Surprising Things with Startups

By | Apr 8, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Probably it’s because of their sheer size or the way in which they’re structured, but corporations often aren’t considered the birthplaces of innovative ideas. But, I mean, that doesn’t really make sense when you consider that companies like Google and Facebook are themselves considered…


Indoor Farming Offers Tech Investment Opportunities for the Future

By | Apr 7, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Following an exciting two days of panels, exhibitions, and community events, the 3rd annual Indoor Agriculture Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada showcased a number of gaps and opportunities related to investor relations between AgTech startups and VCs. A whitepaper released during the conference, the…


SPROCKIT: Connecting Startups and Media Giants to Create Innovation

By | Apr 6, 2015 at 6:00 pm

The media industry has always been competing for your attention, and constantly coming up with new ways to win it. A great way to engage the audience is by finding innovative solutions, and new-media startups are all about thinking outside-the-box. How to bridge the gap between…

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