Infographic: The Downtown Las Vegas Startup Story

“Not enough people understand how much the Vegas startup ecosystem has grown in the last few years,” said Sara Hill, cofounder of The Mill. “The VegasTechFund wanted a way to show visitors and newcomers the depth of our VegasTech community and the resources available for entrepreneurs and startups.” “We wanted to create an informative guide … Continued

News from The Innevation Center (November 17th)

The Innevation Center is a one-of-a-kind public/private conference, collaboration & coworking environment created by Switch. The mission is to boost and diversify Nevada’s economy. Below is top news that happened for The Innevation Center during the week of November 17, 2014. #1 – Vegas WordCamp 2014 “We can’t think of a better conference to end the year with … Continued

The Top 10 Regions with the Most-Improved Startup Funding

As Global Entrepreneurship Week kicks off, Las Vegas-based Tech Cocktail and the Seed Accelerator Ranking Project released a ranking of the top 10 cities with the most growth in startup funding since the arrival of an accelerator. This study looks at the impact of accelerators on startup scenes. The list is topped by New York City, … Continued

Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce moves to Smith Center

The Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce has a new home has the Smith Center in downtown Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce is the largest business organization in the state of Nevada. With nearly 5,500 members, the Metro Chamber is committed to building a strong local economy, strengthening, enhancing and protecting … Continued

Asurion to open in Las Vegas and create 800 jobs

Asurion, a company that insures technical devices, announced they are opening customer service center in Las Vegas that will employ hundreds of people over the next five years. The team says they chose Las Vegas for their new Premier Support center for a number of reasons. “Las Vegas is a community with a strong and growing business climate, … Continued

Bring Your Renegade Spirit to Digital Royalty

VegasTechFund-backed Digital Royalty is a social communication and education company. Digital Royalty’s agency division develops digital integration and social media strategies for corporate and entertainment brands, professional athletes, celebrities, sports teams and leagues. “Our goal is to empower brands to be human and inspire personal connections to positively disrupt the world,” said Amy Jo Martin, … Continued

American Dream U

American Dream U is assisting military members with their transition into their dream jobs or business ownership with help from some of the world’s best entrepreneurs. American Dream U is a non profit dedicated to helping our military get the education and access to resources they need to find their dream job or to start … Continued

Meet Startup Communities: Cedar Rapids/Iowa City

Located in the heart of The Silicon Prairie, the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City region is an emerging entrepreneurial ecosystem in a region that has garnered recent headlines from The New York Times to The Kauffman Foundation—who recently ranked Cedar Rapids as the 3rd fastest growing mid-sized city in technology startup density. “Iowans brought you the vacuum … Continued

DreamWorksTV Launches on YouTube With RecordSetter

The DreamWorksTV YouTube channel launched on June 16, 2014 and VegasTechFund backed startup RecordSetter was in on the fun! The channel was created in partnership with digital studio AwesomenessTV, which DreamWorks acquired last year for up to $150 million. “We were introduced to AwesomenessTV (a division of DreamWorks) last fall through our talent agency, UTA,” said RecordSetter CEO … Continued