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Celebrating 11 Years of Entrepreneurial Advice

By | Jul 6, 2017 at 3:50 pm

On this day eleven years ago, we gathered a couple hundred startup founders, developers, creators, investors, tech enthusiasts and executives into a bar in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago to host the first TECH cocktail event ever. We pulled it together with a…

Startups & Apps

Las Vegas

What Does the Future Hold for WithMe, Nevada’s Most Well-Funded Startup?

By | Jun 13, 2017 at 5:45 pm

We have not heard much recently from WithMe (formerly OrderWithMe), the Las Vegas based, on-demand, retail platform for brands that raised over $37 million in funding and was listed by CBInsights as one of the most well-funded startups in Nevada. According to reports from several former employees,…

Tech Cocktail Celebrate

Las Vegas

Hsieh on Culture and Change: ‘It’s Just a Matter of Prioritization’

By | Oct 5, 2015 at 6:25 pm

Kicking off the first day of Celebrate in Las Vegas, Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh and Tech.Co CEO Frank Gruber took the stage to discuss change and culture. For Hsieh, some notable examples come from the company he’s built and a project focused on improving…


Las Vegas

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…


A History of Amazon’s Acquisitions [INFOGRAPHIC]

By | May 23, 2016 at 11:00 am

One way successful companies continue being successful is through acquisitions. These are often seen as win-win situations for both the acquired and the ones that are doing the acquiring. While it’s not the only exit strategy out there – and there were actually less of this…


Las Vegas

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…


Las Vegas

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…



5 Ways to Overcome Working Remotely

By | Jan 7, 2016 at 5:00 pm

Regardless of company size or industry, working remotely is becoming a common benefit, but in some situations it can also be a hindrance. Regardless of all the amazing benefits, such as not having to go out and scrape ice off your car in 13…


Las Vegas

It’s Earth Day: Give Kids the Gift of Sustainable Gardens

By | Apr 22, 2015 at 3:00 pm

The first ever Earth Day took place on April 22, 1970 – 45 years ago today – and activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life to launch the modern environmental movement. Since the first Earth Day, the movement has only gotten stronger…

Celebrate 2015

Las Vegas

Tony Hsieh Talks Downtown Project & Company Culture

By | Nov 18, 2015 at 9:00 am

Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh (who’s currently living in an Airstream trailer as part of a community experiment) started out with a five-year plan when he first made Las Vegas’ Downtown Project a reality. Now three-and-a-half years into the plan, he sits down with Tech.Co’s…


Las Vegas

Downtown Project Forms DTP Ventures Names CEO

By | Feb 11, 2015 at 2:55 am

The Downtown Project, the $350 million revitalization of downtown Las Vegas, has announced the creation of a new entity called DTP Ventures to help provide support for the businesses they’ve created over the last few years. As part of this move they have appointed downtown mentor and entrepreneur…


San Francisco

After Graduating Bitcoin Accelerator, HashRabbit Raises $500K

By | Feb 6, 2015 at 7:00 am

CoinDesk reported this week that the Downtown Las Vegas based company HashRabbit successfully raised $500,000 for their Bitcoin Software as a Service (SaaS). The funding came in from Draper Associates with the added support of Vegas’ very own VegasTechFund. It wasn’t long ago that…

Tech Cocktail TV

There are Strong Similarities Between Detroit and DTLV

By | Nov 29, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Anthony Montalbano, the co-founder of AMBR Detroit, is a Michigan local who spent the majority of his life taking trips into Detroit for sporting events and concerts. And while the city has had a historically bad reputation, everything changed when Dan Gilbert moved Quicken…


Las Vegas

OrderWithMe Announces $28M in Additional Financing

By | Nov 17, 2014 at 7:00 am

OrderWithMe, a retail innovation and inventory solutions company, today has announced $28 million in additional financing, led by existing investors which include Vegas Tech Fund, SOSVentures, BaseVC and Tony Hsieh with additional participation from Silicon Valley Bank, Pentland Group, Advantage Capital and several others….


Las Vegas

Zappos Pop-Up Store Constructed For The Holidays: Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos Pays Visit Downtown Las Vegas

By | Nov 17, 2014 at 4:53 am

Just in time for the holidays, it appears that Zappos, the online retailer known for culture and customer service, is constructing a Zappos pop-up store in downtown Las Vegas in the space previously occupied by the Western Hotel. According to online reports, the space…

Downtown Project

You Can View a City as a Startup

By | Nov 13, 2014 at 11:00 pm

Up until 1954 people thought it was impossible to run a mile in under four minutes. But then somebody broke the mile time, and in less than one year other people were shattering the four-minute mile time as well. What changed? According to Tony…


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…