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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…

Profiles

From Bill Nye to Rosario Dawson, Here’s the People Worth Seeing at Life is Beautiful Fest

By | Sep 22, 2015 at 2:00 pm

While this year’s Life is Beautiful Music & Art Festival will include everything from Stevie Wonder and Duran Duran to Kendrick Lamar and Porter Robinson (and our CEO Frank Gruber’s favorite twenty one pilots), the weekend will also give attendees an opportunity to hear…

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Celebrate 2015: Excursions Extraordinaire for Our Attendees

By | Sep 18, 2015 at 11:00 am

Our third annual Celebrate Conference is right around the corner. As you might know by this point, we’ve built it as a three-day journey that brings a lively mix of startup founders, entrepreneurs, investors, accelerators, educators, and technophiles from around the world together. All…

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Our Celebrate 2015 Workshops, Unveiled!

By | Sep 17, 2015 at 5:00 pm

It’s official: we’re only weeks away from the kickoff of our third annual Celebrate Conference in Downtown Las Vegas on October 4! We’ve got a riveting schedule of sessions, keynote speakers, and startup competitions for all of our attendees, but that’s not all we…

Sharing Economy

Finally! Uber Officially Taps Las Vegas Market

By | Sep 15, 2015 at 8:00 pm

In May I wrote an article that Nevada might finally be getting Uber, but details about the ride sharing platform’s expansion were still a bit unclear. That is, it was equally probably that they either got approved or got the axe (for the second…

Art

Fancy Schmancy Art, Shipped Right to Your Front Door

By | Sep 3, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Everybody has that one friend they walk through life with, your best bud. These are the people who help you move when nobody else will, they sit up for hours with you getting drunk and talking about life, and they’re the people who would lie down…

Partnership

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…

Tech Cocktail Celebrate

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…

Acquisition

Zirtual To Be Acquired By Startups.co, 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…

Celebration

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…

Breaking News

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…

Celebrate Startup Tour

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…

Tech Cocktail Celebrate

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…

Celebrate Startup Tour

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…

Accelerator

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…

Announcements

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…

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