Launching Las Vegas 2018 Has Officially Begun

Launching Las Vegas

Now in its fourth year, the annual Launching Las Vegas award celebrates local startups that contribute to the economic growth and vitality of Las Vegas. The founder of the award, Dr. Samir Pancholi, is a successful entrepreneur himself and believes in the importance of supporting fellow local businesses. In addition to hosting the annual Launching … Continued

4 Facts About EVO 2018 You Should Know

EVO2018, esports

The Evolution Championship Series (EVO) is a major fighting game competition that came to life in 1996 with the original name of Battle By The Bay. The name EVO was adopted in 2002 and the event moved to Vegas in 2005. Here it is 22 years later taking up prime real estate in the Mandalay … Continued

Arcade 1 Up Brings Sexy Back At EVO 2018

The era of the flip phone and MySpace gave birth to our current hyper-connected life. Before all that, spending your last quarter at the local arcade was the only way to avoid chores and homework. Arcade 1 Up brings back that experience at EVO 2018 in Las Vegas and makes it even better with its … Continued

NAB Conference Opens Its Doors To Gaming And Esports

The National Association of Broadcasters convention is coming to the Las Vegas Convention Center in April. It draws massive crowds, nearly 100,000 people attended in 2014, as well as major brands and companies from all over the entertainment and technology industry. This year’s tag line is “Where Content Comes to Life.” This year a new … Continued

Dotware Games Launch Highlights Vegas Tech Growth

Conner Torres and his game development startup Dotware just announced the launch of their new game Ahkenaten: Rule As Pharaoh. Akhenaten is a turn-based game where players control economy, culture, and growth of their population from small grass huts in a village by the Nile to a full-blown metropolis with pyramids, regional trade, and politics. Torres … Continued

Build A Robot And Take Over Summer Camp

The boredom of summer is often solved by chores, swimming, sports, or making robots to take over the world. Code Central is offering kids 7-17 and chance to avoid chores and the sunburns that accompany swimming and sports with Summer Tech Camps. A series of four-day events is occurring throughout the summer. They cover topics … Continued

Henderson Chamber Raises $12K And Adopts Local Robotics Teams

Henderson Chamber of Commerce adopts a kids robotic team

The STEM pipeline is in desperate need of attention. So when Casey Juilano of Nate Mack Elementary reached out to the Henderson Chamber of Commerce for support, the unexpected response opened up an opportunity for more than just funding a nice school project. The Henderson Chamber Foundation raised $12,500 in one evening to support three … Continued

Google’s Big Nevada Purchase

tech giant google buys a big hunk of land in nevada

In mid-April, Google purchased 1,210 acres of land in the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center (TRI) for $29.1 million. Technically, it was $29,096,190.95 plus tax, but who’s counting? Rumors abound as to the intended use of the land, but according to Google spokespeople, the land will be used for a data center. The new data center … Continued

UNLV Students Crush It At CES Win $10k

Students from the UNLV College of Engineering won $10,000 at CES this year by developing software to assist the City of Las Vegas identify streetlight outages. Team Wingin’ It had 24 hours to come up with a solution to a city problem using their own knowledge, public works data from the city, and some new tech from … Continued

The Ultimate Winning Startup Equation

There is a ton of content out there offering advice to startups on “The One Thing To Propel Your Startup Success.” The reality of the matter is the equation is much more complex, and real entrepreneurs know it. Covering startups for the last two years means I’ve had access to many smart people and great … Continued