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Local Motors is the Motor of a Local Economy [VIDEO]

By | Nov 18, 2015 at 5:00 pm

What is it that makes Local Motors a truly local company? When we spoke with Jay Rogers at Celebrate 2015 he answered this question, and his answer centered on the fact that Local Motors doesn’t like to wave a flag of American manufacturing. In…

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Hint Water: From Boots on the Ground to Whole Foods Shelves

By | Nov 17, 2015 at 9:12 am

Looking back at Celebrate this year, we learned firsthand from a lot of entrepreneurs about raising money, making products suck less, and maybe evening ziplining through Fremont. Although marketing and brand awareness was not a major theme, it was brought to light during a…

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Jermaine Dupri Wants to See if He Can Use All of His Brain [VIDEO]

By | Nov 14, 2015 at 12:02 pm

Jermaine Dupri started producing for hip-hop artists when he was a teenager and hit it big when he discovered Kris Kross in a shopping mall in Atlanta when he was 19. Since then he has worked with artists from Mariah Carey, to Weezer, to Lil Wayne. So…

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To Create the Community You Want, Lead By Example [VIDEO]

By | Nov 13, 2015 at 5:00 pm

We’ve all heard it in some form or another: build it and they will come. For communities, whether they are based online or in person, that is a flawed statement down to its very foundation. Unfortunately when it comes to building the community that…

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Witness the Symbiosis Between Enterprises and Startups [VIDEO]

By | Nov 12, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Throughout various startup ecosystems across the US there are a lot of examples of startup companies working alongside enterprise corporations. It’s not uncommon by any means, and there’s a lot more to this symbiosis than acquisitions. On one end, you see the enterprise provide access…

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“You’re the Heartbeat of Where Vegas is Going” [VIDEO]

By | Nov 10, 2015 at 8:00 pm

The very first speaker we had on the docket for our third annual Tech Cocktail Celebrate Conference was none other than the twenty-second Mayor of Las Vegas, Mayor Carolyn Goodman. She took the stage like a gale force wind, which isn’t surprising given that…

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The Current Funding Landscape and How to Get Funded

By | Oct 7, 2015 at 11:00 am

According to Bradley Harrison of Scout Ventures, there are three things that kill a startup: running out of money, having shitty investors, and making bad hires. Regardless of what stage startup you are, funding is always a priority. Be it bootstrapping, crowdfunding, angel investors,…

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Las Vegas

Kara Goldin’s Scrappy Journey to $70M in Revenue

By | Oct 6, 2015 at 8:27 pm

Kara Goldin is the founder and CEO of Hint Water, a company that created a type of flavored water completely untarnished by terrible ingredients. That means no diet sweeteners and preservatives; additionally, the water is also gluten-free, non-gmo, vegan, and contains zero calories. At…

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Blendoor Wins Celebrate 2015 Startup of the Year

By | Oct 6, 2015 at 8:21 pm

The votes are in! We’ve officially announced this year’s Startup of the Year. We had $250,000 in prizes to give away this year, so while we had one grand prize winner, each startup will still get to go home with something pretty amazing. So,…

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Which Celebrate 2015 Finalist Will Take Home Gold?

By | Oct 6, 2015 at 7:20 pm

Our Startup of the Year pitch competition is one of the biggest cornerstones of the Tech Cocktail Celebrate Conference, and there’s no denying it: our attendees go absolutely crazy over it. We’re only a mere hour away from finding out who the winner is…

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Las Vegas

For Startup Success, Focus on the Customer Experience

By | Oct 6, 2015 at 6:56 pm

What value are you bringing to your customers? It’s one of the most important things for a company to consider – especially when the overall success of your business wholly depends on whether your company can continue to bring in new customers and keep…

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Techstars’ John Fein Shows us How to Nail an Investor Meeting

By | Oct 6, 2015 at 6:06 pm

The afternoon is winding down here on the final day of our third annual Tech Cocktail Celebrate Conference, and everybody is eagerly awaiting the pitch competition with our five Startup of the Year finalists. However, the crowd was just as excited to see Techstars‘…

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Nabyl Charania of Rokk3r Labs: Focus on Setting Up Your Company, Not Your Idea

By | Oct 6, 2015 at 5:12 pm

In the startup world, ideas matter a lot – an original idea can pay off in the long-run and can ultimately affect whether or not a company will survive in the end. But, according to Rokk3r Labs’s cofounder and CEO Nabyl Charania, the idea can’t…

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Entrepreneur Coaching: It’s Not Just for Athletes!

By | Oct 6, 2015 at 4:59 pm

We think of coaching as something that’s mostly used by companies having a crisis, or for employees in transition, but there comes a point for many entrepreneurs where you may  need some outside input in getting to the next stage of your growth. A good…