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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…

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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…

Downtown Project

Las Vegas

Get the Scoop: Guide To Downtown Las Vegas

By | Oct 4, 2014 at 7:07 pm

Downtown Las Vegas, and all its revitalized glory, is still here and still kicking – despite the recent headlines in some other publications. The Downtown Project and all the restaurants, small businesses, and tech companies that sprouted from it are still here and still…

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 available…

Business

9 Great Spots to Visit During Tech Cocktail Celebrate

By | Sep 2, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Mark your calendar and get your ticket to the upcoming Tech Cocktail Celebrate event October 6-7 in Downtown Las Vegas. We don’t usually like to brag, but the list of speakers for the conference is amazing, and the startups battling it out are great. You…

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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 Miami the ideal city…

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Las Vegas

Tech Cocktail’s Guide to Downtown Las Vegas for #CollisionConf

By | May 12, 2014 at 11:07 am

This week, hundreds of startup founders, investors and media will descend on Downtown Las Vegas for Collision Conference, the tech conference created by the same team behind Dublin’s Web Summit and F.ounders. Speakers include Tony Hsieh, Tony Hawk, Matt Mullenweg, Braintree’s Bill Ready, Evelyn Rusli…

Downtown Project

Miami

What Happens In Downtown Vegas…Should Excite Miami Tech

By | Apr 16, 2014 at 3:26 pm

I arrived in the Las Vegas eager to experience Tony Hsieh’s Downtown Project and see what all the fuss was about. I left inspired by the project’s holistic approach to community building and a true proponent of Hsieh’s leadership style. It made me realize…

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

Los Angeles

Science Inc’s Mike Macadaan: User Experience is Important From the Very Beginning [VIDEO]

By | Feb 5, 2014 at 2:47 pm

How integrated is the user experience into your product or service? According to Mike Macadaan, startups need to dedicate their time to user experience and establish a brand direction from the very beginning; otherwise, they run into a higher risk of criticism from their fans/users when…

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 VegasTechFund….

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….