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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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Once Underground, Vegas to Launch Drone Racing Competition

By | Nov 6, 2015 at 8:00 am

Ever since the pod-racing scene in Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace, people have been itching to make the concept a reality. Due to advances in quadcopters, the dream is coming true. Underground drone racing is a relatively new sport taking over abandoned…

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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

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 continue its growth after “an…

Sports

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…

Entrepreneur

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…

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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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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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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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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…

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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 States. While disruption is a topic that’s at top of…

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Danielle Morrill is Organizing the World’s Business Data and Information

By | Oct 6, 2015 at 3:31 pm

Before we broke for lunch on the final day of this year’s Tech Cocktail Celebrate Conference Danielle Morrill took to the stage to give a keynote speech all about data. More to the point, she spoke about her role as cofounder and CEO at Mattermark, detailed…

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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. There are many untapped benefits when…

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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…

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