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Guide to Downtown Las Vegas for Celebrate 2015

By | Oct 4, 2015 at 1:06 am

This week, hundreds of innovators, investors, thought-leaders, creatives, and media will descend on downtown Las Vegas for our 3rd annual conference, Celebrate 2015, our tech conference created to celebrate innovation and entrepreneurship around the country. Speakers include Jermaine Dupri, Kara Goldin, Tony Hsieh, Danielle Morrill,…

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Celebrate 2015: Excursions Extraordinaire for Our Attendees

By | Sep 18, 2015 at 11:00 am

Our third annual Celebrate Conference is right around the corner. As you might know by this point, we’ve built it as a three-day journey that brings a lively mix of startup founders, entrepreneurs, investors, accelerators, educators, and technophiles from around the world together. All…

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Let’s Celebrate How Far Downtown Vegas Has Come in a Year

By | Sep 9, 2014 at 7:39 pm

It’s a time tested and proven adage: a lot can happen over the course of one year. It’s also a cheesy adage at that, but we sometimes get so caught up in thinking about the future that we fail to remember all the nuanced…

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Tech Cocktail’s Guide to Downtown Las Vegas for #SXSWV2V

By | Jul 9, 2014 at 3:21 pm

Downtown Las Vegas is always changing; there are new restaurants, companies, and community spaces popping up all over the place. When you come to downtown for this year’s SXSW V2V, the last thing you want to do is run around oblivious to the fact that…

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Zipcar Films Captures the Essence of Downtown Vegas In Their New Short

By | Jun 20, 2014 at 4:30 pm

In the startup community we hear the term “hedging bets” thrown around a lot because, frankly, starting a company is a big risk. But seldom is there a bigger bet placed than the one Tony Hsieh threw down on Downtown Las Vegas. Hsieh took…

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After Closing a $10M Series A Round, Project 100 Re-Brands As Shift

By | May 15, 2014 at 3:17 pm

Last year we saw Project 100 get started under the belief that people are happier when they can more easily connect with the people and places they care about. Zach Ware, founder and CEO, today penned a blog post that revealed the order placed…

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Tech Cocktail’s Guide to Downtown Las Vegas for #CollisionConf

By | May 12, 2014 at 11:07 am

This week, hundreds of startup founders, investors and media will descend on Downtown Las Vegas for Collision Conference, the tech conference created by the same team behind Dublin’s Web Summit and F.ounders. Speakers include Tony Hsieh, Tony Hawk, Matt Mullenweg, Braintree’s Bill Ready, Evelyn Rusli…

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Moveline Gets Big Time Funding From Vegas and New York Groups

By | Apr 30, 2014 at 4:35 pm

What do Tony Hsieh, The VegasTechFund, ff Venture Capital, and Quotidien Ventures all have in common? As of today, they have all funded Fred Cook’s startup, Moveline, in a Series A round to the tune of $3 million. This brings the total amount of funding…

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Tabeso, Switch SUPERNAP, and Work In Progress Spice Up the VegasTech Website

By | Apr 21, 2014 at 4:30 pm

The VegasTech.com website recently got a makeover thanks to the collaborative efforts of Switch SUPERNAP, Work In Progress, and a team of dedicated Las Vegas entrepreneurs. The group got together and worked their magic with the express purpose to reinvigorate the popular community website….

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Downtown Vegas as the Fire Capital of the World: Livespark is Fueling That Mission

By | Apr 4, 2014 at 2:24 pm

It’s no secret that Tony Hsieh wants Downtown Vegas to be the fire capital of the world: that much is evident from the massive praying mantis that jettisons fire from its antennae. The fire-filled, visionary landscape is open to many different artists, and Brett…

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Get Your Kids Coding Early, They Might Even Surpass Your Skill Level

By | Apr 4, 2014 at 1:38 pm

Rick Duggan’s son is 13 years old, has been building apps since he was 11, and he already has more experience with coding and developing than most people alive. But Duggan’s son isn’t alone in this scenario as there are many children who express…

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primeloop Joins 500 Startups Batch 8 Accelerator

By | Feb 3, 2014 at 5:57 pm

500 Startups today announced the 28 startups that will make up Batch 8 and head into the accelerator program in their new SOMA offices. Among those companies is one from right here in Downtown Vegas: primeloop. Thomas Knoll co-founded primeloop, alongside Mike Ciklin, after…

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Local Motors’ Cruiser Cycle Surpasses Funding Goal

By | Jan 3, 2014 at 3:08 pm

Shortly after re-locating to Downtown Vegas this past fall, Local Motors launched a crowdfunding campaign for a new cycle named the Cruiser. The stylish motorized bicycle was designed by Ianis Vasilatos, comes in gas and electric models, and needed to hit $50,000 to start…

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Modern Giver Moves to Downtown Vegas, Partners With Life is Beautiful

By | Oct 29, 2013 at 6:33 pm

Jon Taggart’s startup, Modern Giver, was a proud partner of the Life is Beautiful festival held in Downtown Vegas this past weekend. They were the exclusive donation platform for the festival, and Walls360 printed custom graphics to hype their presence. This past June, still…