September 26, 2012
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.
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