Please join us for an evening of speakers, startups and libations!
Friday December 14th, 2012
6:00pm – 7:30pm – Speakers
7:30 – 10:00pm – Startup Showcase & Tech Mixer
Where: 300 South 9th Street, Downtown Las Vegas
Tech Cocktail recently opened up an office in downtown Las Vegas and is working with the Downtown Project to bring monthly events to Las Vegas. This is our first event of this new series. It will include a few special keynote talks, startup pitches, a startup showcase and of course, cocktails & refreshments.
Whether you are a technology enthusiast, inventor, creator, entrepreneur, investor, developer, designer, social media maven or other, we are all linked by a passion for technology and starting up. All are invited to join us!
For years, Tech Cocktail has brought some of the most interesting startup founders and other inspiring speakers to the stage in DC, Chicago, Boston and San Francisco at our Sessions and Startup Mixology events. Now we’re thrilled to bring the Sessions series to Downtown Las Vegas. Watch past Tech Cocktail Sessions here.
Raj Kapoor – The Snapfish Story and Thoughts on Entrepreneurship
Raj is an entrepreneur, internet veteran, and venture capitalist in Silicon Valley. He was a Managing Director for seven years at Mayfield Fund and continues as a Venture Partner investing in consumer internet/mobile, e-commerce, online advertising technology, and SMB/enterprise SaaS businesses. He has founded cofounder.co – an innovative new entity where he will be a minority cofounder deeply helping a few companies from the founding stage to global scale and rapid growth. His goal is to bring his wealth of experience as a successful cofounder/CEO/venture capitalist to startups in a deep and ongoing manner helping founders with every key decision. He is actively looking for passionate entrepreneurs in his sectors of expertise under this model who are in the San Francisco bay area or want to be based there. Prior to joining Mayfield Fund, Raj was co-founder and CEO of Snapfish, a leading global online photo service. Raj orchestrated the sale of Snapfish to Hewlett-Packard in March 2005 for $300M and its now one of the largest online photo services in the world with over 80M members.
Tim Draper – The Next Generation Of Entrepreneurs
Timothy C. Draper is the Founder and a Managing Director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson. His original suggestion to use “viral marketing” in web-based e-mail to geometrically spread an Internet product to its market was instrumental to the successes of Hotmail and YahooMail, and has been adopted as a standard marketing technique by hundreds of businesses. On behalf of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Tim currently serves on the boards of DoAt, Glam, Prosper, and Miartech. DFJ’s previous successes include: Skype (EBAY), Overture.com (YHOO), Baidu (BIDU), Parametric Technology (PMTC), Hotmail (MSFT), PLX Technologies (PLXT), Preview Travel (TVLY), Digidesign (AVID), and hundreds of others.
Amy Jo Martin – Renegades Write the Rules
Amy Jo founded Digital Royalty three years ago to help companies, celebrities, professional sports leagues, teams and athletes build, measure and monetize their digital universe. In addition, Digital Royalty provides customized social media education programs through Digital Royalty University, which offers a comprehensive curriculum blending strategic and tactical training. In October 2012, Amy Jo published the New York Times Bestseller, Renegades Write the Rules. Amy Jo herself has nearly 1.3 million Twitter followers (@AmyJoMartin) and she travels the world to speak about the latest trends in social media, how to monetize various social platforms, and how to successfully build a personal brand by utilizing social media. Her audiences have varied from the Harvard Business School and National Sports Forum to the Design Leadership Summit in Venice, Italy. Amy is also a regular contributor to news outlets including the Harvard Business Review and Sports Business Journal.
STARTUP SHOWCASE & MIXER
Our specialty. The premise is simple; we mix together the region’s hottest tech startups with a crowd of passionate technophiles- and serve over cocktails. The result is delicious blend of entrepreneurs, investors, employers, job seekers, and those simply looking for a fun environment to mingle with fellow local tech enthusiasts.
Tech Cocktail offers a handful of startups an opportunity to show off in an expo-style to the rest of the Downtown Vegas entrepreneurial community for free. If you have a startup you would like to show off at Tech Cocktail’s Downtown Vegas Mixer, please submit this form. We will contact you if your startup is selected. Apply now! Space is limited.