Local Motors Creates R&D Lab Via UNLV Partnership

By | Sep 2, 2015 at 10:00 pm

The world’s first 3D printed car has already been made – it’s happened, and it’s called The Strati. Local Motors first developed the initial schematics for the vehicle in June 2014, and ever since then they’ve been working to optimize the design: the team…

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15 Tips to Maximize Your Conference Experiences

By | Aug 26, 2015 at 8:00 am

In a given year there are countless conferences happening across US tech ecosystems – more than you and I know about, guaranteed. I’m talking everything from niche developer gatherings all the way up to SXSW and CES. A big part of my job is…


Zirtual To Be Acquired By, Resume Service

By | Aug 11, 2015 at 9:56 pm

On Monday morning employees and clients of Zirtual received a rude awakening when they received an email stating that the company paused all operations. Citing financial issues, the company effectively terminated all employees, and clients were left with few answers. This evening, Zirtual CEO and Founder Maren Donovan…


The Key to Diversity is in Human Connection

By | Aug 11, 2015 at 11:00 am

We’ve all stood witness to a very interesting, cultural shift across the tech landscape in the US recently. At this point, the lack of diversity in tech isn’t news, but we’ve perhaps reached a tipping point where people have stopped talking about it and actually…

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Zirtual Abruptly Pauses Service

By | Aug 10, 2015 at 4:33 pm

This morning, Zirtual sent out two emails stating that they will immediately pause service. Without warning, this leaves their clients with many questions and very few answers, and employees wondering if they will still have a job. At this time their site is redirecting…

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Indicard and Text Safe Teens Win Las Vegas’ Startup of the Year

By | Jul 24, 2015 at 5:11 pm

Last night in Las Vegas, folks from across the Las Vegas Valley (and even several visitors from other cities) gathered downtown at the Gold Spike for the Las Vegas Startup of the Year Competition & Mixer. Local sponsor Work In Progress, a coworking space…

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Find the Gandalf for Your Personal Startup Journey

By | Jul 21, 2015 at 8:00 am

One of my good friends loves to argue that every story idea has already been created and humanity will never know another original plot line. To say that this argument is wrong isn’t correct: rather, I’d call it misguided. That’s because, in the context…

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Who is Las Vegas’ Startup of the Year? [Poll]

By | Jul 13, 2015 at 4:00 pm

On July 23, the Las Vegas startup community will vote on the best and brightest early-stage startups at the Las Vegas Startup of the Year Competition & Mixer at the Gold Spike in Downtown Las Vegas from 6:30 – 9:00 PM. If your startup has not…

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What do Celebrities and Entrepreneurs Have in Common?

By | Jul 9, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Ashton Kutcher, a man some have labeled not incorrectly as the godfather of the modern ‘celebrities in tech’ movement: When you bring up his name at any event in the tech world it’s sure to draw a crowd because the fact is, he’s been incredibly…


Successful Accelerators are Catering to Niche Markets

By | Jul 1, 2015 at 8:00 am

What makes an accelerator successful? You could argue that the success should be measured by looking at the traction graduated companies have built after their time in the program. However, I would counter that unless the program has a certain ‘it’ factor to begin…


Digital Royalty to Shut Down, Will Repay Investors in Full

By | Jun 24, 2015 at 7:03 pm

It’s always sad when a startup decides to shut down operations, but there’s usually a good reason behind it. Last week the founder and CEO of Digital Royalty, Amy Jo Martin, decided it was time to close down her own company after meeting with…


#DadsDayOff: This is Why People Love Zappos

By | Jun 22, 2015 at 8:10 pm

Even though Father’s Day is over, my Facebook feed is still filled with pictures of people celebrating their dads. Much like Mother’s Day, I think it’s important to remember that this isn’t just another time of year to buy our beloved parents crappy Hallmark…

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Tech.Co Startup of the Year Competition Heads to Las Vegas

By | Jun 19, 2015 at 3:00 pm

The Tech.Co regional startup competitions are going full force across the country! Check out the highlights of the winners, announcements, and polls here. In October, all of the regional Startup of the Year winners will be invited to compete in Las Vegas during Celebrate…


This is How you Change and Disrupt the Paradigm of Auto Manufacturing

By | Jun 8, 2015 at 8:00 pm

It wasn’t that long ago we saw Local Motors celebrate the creation of the world’s first 3D printed car, the Strati, and then actually create one at the SEMA show. They’ve always been big fans of being the first to market with seemingly impossible innovation,…


Does This Mean Nevada Finally gets Uber?

By | May 23, 2015 at 5:07 pm

To say that Uber has had a little bit of trouble setting up shop in Nevada is a glaring understatement. On October 24, 2014 we wrote that Las Vegas would finally be getting Uber after waiting for what seemed like ages. However, the very…


Local Motors Unveils World’s First Co-Created NASCAR Helmet

By | May 14, 2015 at 9:00 pm

It was only a week ago that Local Motors announced the five finalists for their Ben Kennedy NASCAR Helmet Design Challenge, and since then Ben Kennedy and his NASCAR team have been busy trying to settle on one design. Well my friends, the time…


Does the Future of the Cannabis Industry Lie in Data?

By | May 7, 2015 at 10:00 pm

For a long time, people kept telling me that Peter Thiel would be the first domino to fall in the legal cannabis investment industry, and they were dead-on accurate. It seems, now, since having some big investments in companies, the tone has shifted a…