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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, 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 career, his…

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Making Payment Technology Fun By Making It Simple and Seamless

By | Oct 5, 2015 at 9:03 pm

A workshop on payment technology is probably the last place you’d imagine jokes. But Justin Woo of PayPal had jokes in spades at his appropriately -titled workshop “Making Payments Fun” along with PayPal startup advocate Sneha Menon. The workshop started with Mehon’s list of the…

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Jason Putorti: The Value of Your Company is Dependent on Good Design

By | Oct 5, 2015 at 8:01 pm

What is the purpose of design? When it comes to the topic of design, many people tend to focus on just the pure aesthetics of design: how does something look, how do people respond to it, and does it reflect the values of the…

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Focus on Team and Talent, Achieve Next Level Results

By | Oct 5, 2015 at 7:18 pm

With the afternoon of our Monday Celebrate schedule winding down, we heard from Stacy Parson and Susan Cooney about achieving next level results for startup companies. Specifically, their session focused on teams and talent, and removing friction that gets in the way of accelerated…

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Fargo is a Shining Example of How to Create a Strong Community

By | Oct 5, 2015 at 6:43 pm

How do you create a community you want to be a part of? It’s an enduring question that most, if not all, startup ecosystems have to tackle as they grow and attract entrepreneurial talent. For Greg Tehven, cofounder of Emerging Prairie out of Fargo,…

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Hsieh on Culture and Change: ‘It’s Just a Matter of Prioritization’

By | Oct 5, 2015 at 6:25 pm

Kicking off the first day of Celebrate in Las Vegas, Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh and Tech.Co CEO Frank Gruber took the stage to discuss change and culture. For Hsieh, some notable examples come from the company he’s built and a project focused on improving…

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Creating a Diverse Tech Ecosystem with Melinda Briana Epler

By | Oct 5, 2015 at 5:47 pm

Even as major players like Google and Twitter have made efforts to create a more diverse work culture and hire more underrpresented population, the numbers remain abysmal for women and people of color in tech. There’s been a lot of conversation around diversity in startup…

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There’s No Question About it: The Accelerator is Evolving

By | Oct 5, 2015 at 3:31 pm

At some point in their lifespan, most startup companies have to consider if joining an accelerator is the right move for them. Given that there’s been a major influx of accelerators over the last few years, some reports saying that the numbers are doubling at…

Internet of Things

The Internet of Things Explained by Maria Thomas

By | Oct 5, 2015 at 3:23 pm

You hear so much about the Internet of Things (IoT) from tech blogs and journalists, including It’s a buzz topic for sure, but still shrouded in a lot of mystery for many of us. Even as new devices and products are getting “smart”– home…

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Know Your Value When Starting a Partnership for Your Business

By | Oct 5, 2015 at 2:21 pm

You’ve heard the saying “no man is an island?” Well, the same goes for startups. Despite the image of the lone-wolf entrepreneur, the truth is that no business can succeed alone, and partnerships can speed the growth of a startup, especially in its early…

Celebrate Startup Tour

Meet the Celebrate 2015 Western Region Startup of the Year Semifinalists

By | Oct 4, 2015 at 8:00 pm

We’re coming at you from Downtown Vegas on the first day of Celebrate 2015. Over the last few months we’ve been touring, searching for candidates who could potentially become this year’s Startup of the Year. Tomorrow, Monday, October 5, we’ll be hosting 52 companies….

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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,…


Build Your Network and Build Your Business at The Mill

By | Sep 25, 2015 at 5:00 pm

In February of 2014 The Mill, an accelerator in Downtown Las Vegas, funded their first startup founders with $5,000. It was the start of something great – it was the first step towards building a strong community around The Mill’s central philosophy: create a…

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Sneak Peek: Check Out Our Celebrate 2015 Epic Office Hours

By | Sep 25, 2015 at 12:30 pm

The first day of fall was only a few days ago, which means October is right around the corner. Stores are putting out the Halloween candy, the leaves are changing colors, and our annual Tech Cocktail Celebrate Conference is fast approaching. We’re hosting Celebrate…


5 Fantastic Foodie Apps for the Life is Beautiful Festival

By | Sep 25, 2015 at 11:00 am

Fascinating speakers and great bands are two reasons to check out the Life is Beautiful Music & Art Festival this weekend in Las Vegas. But for some of us, it’s all about the food. Foodies at Life is Beautiful will have the opportunity to nosh your…

Gear & Gadgets

The 5 Gadgets You Need for the Life Is Beautiful Festival

By | Sep 24, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Over the next three days visionaries, artists, and musicians will join forces in Las Vegas for the Life is Beautiful Festival. In the past you’ve could enjoy the music of artists like The Killers, Stevie Wonder, and Twenty One Pilot, learn from Bill Nye…


LaunchKey Rolls Out a New WordPress Security Plugin

By | Sep 23, 2015 at 10:00 pm

Did you know that nearly 25 percent of the internet runs on WordPress? Just to put it in perspective, that’s about 74,000,000 different websites all running the engine – it’s pretty staggering to think about. Like any website on the internet, WordPress sites can…