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Andrew Crump Moves Mitoo to Silicon Valley, but Remains Behind in Las Vegas

By | Nov 6, 2014 at 11:00 am

Once upon a time in London, Andrew Crump was seeking to raise funds for a company that he envisioned would help recreational sports teams organize themselves. This fundraising process for Bluefields, his fledgling startup, took a long time, Crump says, and he wishes he would…

Business

Las Vegas

The VegasTechFund is Revamping Their Investment Strategy

By | Oct 30, 2014 at 8:00 am

Following his keynote at this year’s Tech Cocktail Celebrate Conference, Tony Hsieh sat down with Frank Gruber for an extended Q&A session. In attendance were 25 members of the foreign press from all over the globe, working out of Las Vegas with the help…

Downtown Project

Las Vegas

VegasTechFund Changes Focus: Partner Andy White Exits

By | Oct 27, 2014 at 4:01 pm

This morning Tech Cocktail covered the launch of the VegasTechFund Syndicate which is funding Buffer, and putting a stake in the ground as the fund changes its focus. As Tony Hsieh announced at the Celebrate Conference, the fund has now invested the first $30…

Acquisition

Las Vegas

Retail Giant e-Bay Acquires Las Vegas Startup Rumgr

By | Oct 1, 2014 at 1:11 am

Las Vegas and #VegasTech is abuzz with the news that Dylan Bathurst and Alex Coleman have sold the software behind their VegasTechFund startup, Rumgr, to auction and retail giant e-Bay. Together with e-Bay, they will launch a new product called Close5, which is currently …

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Miami

Matt Haggman: Miami is the Perfect City for Entrepreneurs

By | Jul 10, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Miami has everything a city needs to foster entrepreneurship. Matt Haggman believes that this is true. The Knight Foundation project manager, sat down with Tech Cocktail’s co-founder and author of Startup Mixology Frank Gruber to talk about all the elements that make …

Downtown Project

Las Vegas

Fred Mossler Sheds Light on How Taco Bell Influenced His Life

By | Feb 23, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Fred Mossler was always the kid who others found to be a bit strange; he wanted to be a businessman when he grew up, he read the business section of the paper, and he listened to news radio. And then one day when he…

Downtown Project

Las Vegas

The Downtown Speaker Series Talks Reddit and More With Alexis Ohanian [Video]

By | Feb 16, 2014 at 12:00 pm

What’s the first thing you think of when you hear the name Alexis Ohanian? For most people, it’s Reddit – aka the Front Page of the Internet. And while Reddit has seen incredible success, Ohanian hasn’t only focused on the site, and his road…

Downtown Project

Las Vegas

Las Vegas’s Work in Progress Launches an Idea Accelerator Called The Mill

By | Jan 8, 2014 at 12:24 am

Tonight, Work in Progress director of entrepreneurship Sara Vainer announced their launch of an idea accelerator called The Mill, at a PandoMonthly event in Vegas. Each week, The Mill will choose a new idea to fund with $5,000, coming from the Downtown Project’s …

Downtown Project

Las Vegas

Downtown Project’s Ovik Banerjee Passes Away

By | Jan 7, 2014 at 2:55 pm

I am deeply saddened to share the news today that Downtown Project’s Ovik Banerjee has passed away. Ovik Banerjee was a Venture for America fellow who moved to downtown Vegas as part of the program. The Downtown Project just shared this post on Facebook….

Downtown Project

Las Vegas

Here’s the Scoop on Nimbus, the Downtown Project’s Stealthy Hardware Fund

By | Jan 3, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Back in September, we heard that Romotive alum Jen McCabe was leading up an arm of the Downtown Project’s $50 million VegasTechFund called Nimbus. She planned to invest in hardware companies in industries like robotics, connected devices, smart home, and Internet of things. …

Downtown Project

Las Vegas

Spend 3 Months Accelerating Your Startup in Vegas with Progression Labs

By | Oct 11, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Applications are now open for the second class of Progression Labs, an “accelerator-like” program in downtown Vegas that is part of Tony Hsieh’s Downtown Project. The program, which will run from January to March, has many aspects of an accelerator. Participants get …

Business

Las Vegas

Zappos New Downtown Vegas Office Opens With Rainbows, Unicorns & Llamas

By | Sep 9, 2013 at 11:55 pm

Today was a momentous day for Zappos as they welcomed their employees to its new downtown Las Vegas office location inside the old City Hall building with a record setting ribbon cutting event. The event took place in the outdoor center area of the…

Downtown Project

Las Vegas

Downtown Project Startup Buys 100 Teslas, Aims To Replace Your Car

By | Apr 2, 2013 at 4:00 am

Buying and maintaining a car is something many of us have been accustomed to since our sweet sixteenth birthday. But there has been a trend to go car-less and with this trend, new services like Zipcar, Uber, Lift, Sidecar and more have launched to…

Coworking spaces

Las Vegas

Take a Tour of New Las Vegas Coworking Space: Work in Progress [PHOTOS]

By | Feb 19, 2013 at 7:48 pm

Today, Work in Progress opened a new coworking space in downtown Las Vegas called the 6th Street Workspace. The two-story building offers working space at an affordable $50 per month. And members also get access to a growing downtown wifi network and a series…