Zach Ware of Downtown Project: It’s All About Community [Video]

September 26, 2012

3:00 pm

This post is part of Tech Cocktail’s overview of the Downtown Project, a $350 million fund that aims to revitalize downtown Las Vegas by funding new buildings, education, small businesses, and tech startups.

How many times can you say “community” in a few minute span?  If it isn’t more than thirteen, then you’re lagging behind Downtown Project’s Head of Urban Development Zach Ware.

During our interview with Ware, we learn what differentiates #VegasTech from other tech scenes across the country – community.  As for startups who’ve relocated to Vegas, according to Ware, the number one draw – community.  We also learn what the VegasTechFund looks for when investing in a startup – a community focus.

Ware also gives further insight as to how Downtown Las Vegas plans on becoming the “co-working capitol of the world”, by fostering a culture of collaboration and diverse skill-sets.  Co-working, in this sense, isn’t necessarily done in a co-working space, “it can be at a park or a street corner”, says Ware.

Watch the full video with Zach Ware.  It is also part of the Tech Cocktail Conversations podcast – subscribe on iTunes.

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When Zach Davis isn’t getting lost in the mountains, he is hustling from Boulder, CO as Tech Cocktail’s Director of Marketing. He is the author of Appalachian Trials, a book chronicling the mindset necessary for thru-hiking all 2,181 miles of the Appalachian Trail, a feat he accomplished in 2011. Zach is a green tea enthusiast, die-hard Chicago sports fan, and avid concert-goer. Follow Zach on Twitter: @zrdavis.

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