Product Launch

Las Vegas

Local Motors Unveils LM3D Swim, First 3D-Printed Car Series

By | Nov 4, 2015 at 9:12 am

Leading up to Celebrate 2015 we spoke with Local Motors CEO Jay Rogers about the future of the company where he let us in on their upcoming Indiegogo campaign set for Spring 2016. As part of that campaign, this week the company announced the…

Trends

Las Vegas

5 FinTech Trends to Watch in 2016

By | Nov 3, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Financial tech (FinTech) and the payments landscape is changing – and fast. For years, reputable entities such as McKinsey & Co. have documented the industry’s evolution. Recently, in its monthly global payments report, McKinsey determined that the industry will …

Startups & Apps

Las Vegas

Vehicle History Will Let You Check Any VIN Number Free

By | Jul 12, 2016 at 2:30 pm

Buying a car is scary, particularly when it’s used. Whether it be an aggressive salesman or a sketchy neighborhood, you’re constantly worried about paying too much for a car that’s going to break down as soon as you put it in drive. Fortunately, there…

Sports

Las Vegas

Are Daily Fantasy Sports Gambling or Skill-Based Contests? [Poll]

By | Oct 23, 2015 at 12:09 am

For those of you sports fans out there, you may have noticed that daily fantasy sports sites FanDuel and Draft Kings have exploded onto the scene this season with huge investors and brands behind them (e.g. MLB, NFL, Fox Sports, The Kraft Group, etc). In 2006 lawmakers…

Partnership

Las Vegas

Rolltech Merges with Sports Challenge Network to Offer Unmatched Bowling Experience

By | Jun 27, 2016 at 4:40 pm

Sports Challenge Network (SCN) and Rolltech just announced their merger. Combined, their goal is to focus on the mobile bowling experience with SCN as the parent company. Since Rolltech’s known for past creation Action Bowling and SCN was known for XBowling prior to the …

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Entrepreneur

Las Vegas

The Silicon Desert: 5 Reasons Startups Love Las Vegas

By | Oct 8, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Every tech entrepreneur wants to work in Silicon Valley, but not everyone has the capital to get started in the most cost-prohibitive area of the country. From California’s corporate taxes to the absurd cost of living, the West Coast poses a daunting challenge for…

Tech Cocktail Celebrate

Las Vegas

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 …

Tech Cocktail Celebrate

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 …

Tech Cocktail Celebrate

Las Vegas

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,…

Tech Cocktail Celebrate

Las Vegas

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…

Tech Cocktail Celebrate

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…

Tech Cocktail Celebrate

Las Vegas

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‘…

Tech Cocktail Celebrate

Las Vegas

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…

Tech Cocktail Celebrate

Las Vegas

3D Printed Cars and the future of Manufacturing with Jay Rogers

By | Oct 6, 2015 at 3:41 pm

If you’ve read our previous profile on Local Motors CEO Jay Rogers, you already know that the company is reinventing the focus and pace of the automotive industry  through crowd-sourced, collaborative vehicle design, produced by micro-factories throughout the United …

Tech Cocktail Celebrate

Las Vegas

Here’s Google’s Criteria for Startup Acquisitions

By | Oct 6, 2015 at 2:12 pm

Contrary to what some startups may believe, there’s more to corporations and larger enterprises than the prospect of an acquisition. Most notably, there’s a lost opportunity when startups outright refuse or fail to consider potential partnerships with enterprises. …

Tech Cocktail Celebrate

Las Vegas

Here Are the 5 Finalists Competing to Be the Startup of the Year

By | Oct 6, 2015 at 1:14 pm

After a year of touring around the nation, polling communities around the globe, and hearing from hundreds of startups, today we’re announcing our five finalists in the Startup of the Year competition. Yesterday our judges met with more than 50 of the hottest growing…

Tech Cocktail Celebrate

Las Vegas

The Convergence of Technology & Entertainment with Jermaine Dupri

By | Oct 5, 2015 at 10:01 pm

Producer, musician, and entrepreneur Jermaine Dupri has a long history with Tech.co, and we’re always excited to hear his insights on where technology is going next in the entertainment industry. Tonight, he sat down with Startup Grind founder Derek Andersen about his …