The #VegasTech Vision
Together, we in the tech industry have the potential to revolutionize the way the world sees Las Vegas – but potential is only as good as the actions that follow. #VegasTech is here to connect the people who are taking that action. As the hub of the Las Vegas tech community, #VegasTech promotes:
How #VegasTech Builds Momentum
Backed by the tremendous contributions from Tony Hsieh and the Vegas Tech Fund (now VTF Capital) the Vegas technology scene started taking off in 2013. Startups thrived, and our tech industry gained momentum as some of those startups were acquired by big names like Amazon and eBay.
Today, that forward motion continues.
With its relatively low cost of living, the access to capital investment opportunities, and its rebelliously entrepreneurial culture, Las Vegas is the perfect incubator for tech innovators. By serving as a conduit between creators and practitioners, #VegasTech leverages the uncommon strength of the Vegas market and helps make this an even more tech-friendly location.
Like the visionary Tony Hsieh, we at #VegasTech see the incredible strength of our tech community, and we help by proving tools like:
- Resources to nurture developing startups, including education, publicity, networking opportunities, and sometimes even capital.
- Support and organization of tech-centric events that offer education and opportunity to the #VegasTech and larger Las Vegas communities.
- #VegasTech hosted events like Startup Weekend that help turn potential into action and real power.
- Outreach and collaboration to connect innovative new technologies with the non-tech Las Vegas businesses who benefit from them.
Meet The People Behind #VegasTech
Kenny Eliason – The Big Cheese
Kenny is the founder and CTO of NeONBRAND Digital Marketing, the company that operates #VegasTech, and he pretty much runs the show around here. Born and raised in Las Vegas, he’s been plugged into the #VegasTech scene since before hashtags were a thing. He generously shares his time and expertise with the community through Meetups, blog posts, presentations, and his efforts on behalf of #VegasTech. When he’s not teaching tech and marketing, he’s upgrading his IoT connected home, flying drones, optimizing websites, or drooling over the latest Apple products. You can keep up with Kenny on the NeONBRAND Twitter account.
Kitty Lusby – The Little Cheese
Kitty is the Content Manager at NeONBRAND and the Chief Editor for #VegasTech, but if you ask her what she does, she’ll probably just say she’s a blogger. A long-time writer, Kitty stumbled into blogging by accident, and that discovery led quickly to a full-time career in content marketing. On the NeONBRAND blog, Kitty writes posts about all things SEO, social media, marketing, and development, and on her social media profiles, she mostly just cracks jokes about tacos and eyebrows. If you want to contribute to the #VegasTech blog, Kitty is the girl who’s going to fix your grammar.
Wesley Tingey – The Cheese Whiz
Wesley is the resident social media wizard for NeONBRAND and #VegasTech. He was one of Facebook’s early adopters, and he’s spent years honing his skills in social media marketing and promotion. When #VegasTech visits startups and events around the city, Wesley is the guy with the camera – he’s a talented photographer with his own style, and most of the pictures on NeONBRAND’s Unsplash page are his work. When he’s not boosting Facebook posts and running Twitter campaigns, Wesley manages the Vegas-based band Brumby.