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Tech Cocktail Week: December 12th – 15th, 2012

Dec 12, 2012 6:00 pm - Dec 15, 2012 5:00 pm


Tech Cocktail Week is a series of tech focused events that take place in downtown Las Vegas the second week of every month.

The week brings in 25 to 30 guests from across the tech landscape, from around the globe, to visit downtown Las Vegas for a special retreat. While checking out the Downtown Project’s downtown Las Vegas, guests will also be asked to share some inspirational thoughts and knowledge from the field. Some guests will even act as mentors to the local tech startup community.

The goal of Tech Cocktail Week in Las Vegas is to bring together and amplify all that the downtown Vegas community has to offer, while also offering a retreat from the normal routine for a special group of out-of-town innovators, tech entrepreneurs, investors and startup founders from around the country. It is our hope that guests and attendees alike are inspired, have meaningful shared experiences and learn from each other during this week of technology, thought leadership and idea exchange.

The first Tech Cocktail Week will take place December 12th through December 15th. The following events will take place – please sign up for Tech Cocktail Week and we’ll send you all the information you need about the events happening during the week.

Here is a look at the schedule of the events:

Welcome Reception for out-of-town guests
8:00pm – Cocktails @ Downtown Cocktail Room

THURSDAY – 12/13
10:00am – 1:00pm – Tech Cocktail Week Coworking, Office Hours & Mentoring (@ usr/lib)

3:00pm – 5:30pm – Inspiring Lightning Talks (@ Downtown Construction Zone)

Frank Gruber & Jen Consalvo, Tech Cocktail – Welcome to Tech Cocktail Week
Tony Hsieh, Downtown Project & Zappos – Welcome To The Downtown Project
Alex Chang, One Technologies – Getting The Word Out About Your Business
Brittany Laughlin, Incline HQ – Growing Technology Talent
Greg Cangialosi, Betamore – Building A Startup Ecosystem
Liberty Huang, Webjuice – Lead Generation & Business Development
Aziz Gilani, DFJ Mercury  – Startup Accelerators
Michael Tchong, Social Revolution – Starting an Innovation Revolution
Natalie Baumgartner,  RoundPegg – Fit
Saul Kaplan,  Author – Business Model Innovation: Think Big Start Small Scale Fast

7:00pm – Tech Jelly  @ usr/lib

9:00pm – 10:30pm  – Downtown Podcast, sponsored by Tech Cocktail Week

FRIDAY – 12/14
10:00am – 1:00pm – Tech Cocktail Week Coworking, Office Hours & Mentoring (@ Downtown Cocktail Room)

3:00pm – 5:30pm – Inspiring Lightning Talks (@ Downtown Construction Zone)

Frank Gruber, Tech Cocktail – Welcome back
Andy White, Vegas Tech Fund – The Vegas Tech Community
Cathy Brooks, Other Than That – Finding Passion in Serendipity
Sloane Davidson, Lippe Taylor  – Making Your Business Part of the Local Community
Evan Burfield, 1776 – Startups Should Tackle Big Problems
Sarah Austin, Pop17 – Turning A Personal Brand Into A Business
Tim Wolters, RoundPegg – FundraisinG
Apurva Shah, Whamix – Narratives: Act III
Elizabeth Stark, StartX – The Future of Knowledge and Learning
Matt Brimer, General Assembly – 21st Century Education and Community Building

6:00pm – 10:00pm – Tech Cocktail Sessions + Startup Showcase & Mixer (register now)

How can you be involved?

1.) Register here for updates. We’ll send you details on how to attend the various events throughout the week!

register for tech cocktail week

2.) Don’t miss Friday evening’s event:  Tech Cocktail Sessions + Startup Showcase & Mixer where we’ll have  3 special keynote speakers and 10 local startups showcasing their latest innovations. Get more information here.

Mark you calendars and come out to support the local tech startup community (or just come to have some fun!).

3.) Follow the inaugural Tech Cocktail Week list of guests and speakers on Twitter.