Rebel Venture Fund Launches RVF Journal

Founded in 2013, the Rebel Venture Fund is UNLV’s Venture Capital fund that makes equity investments in private high-growth companies throughout Las Vegas and Southern Nevada.   We met the Rebel Venture Fund, UNLV’s student-run venture capital fund, back in May 2015. Since then, the team has been hard at work in the local community. … Continued

Kauffman Foundation Reports Rise in Startups in Las Vegas

When it comes to the number of people starting new businesses each month, Las Vegas topped at least 35 other metro areas in 2015, writes Nicole Raz for the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Raz reports an analysis of startup activity across 40 metro areas and all 50 states released by the Kauffman Foundation found Las Vegas … Continued

Tech innovation is shaking and shaping the Las Vegas machine

Are the technological leaps on display a threat to the foundations of the Las Vegas economy? Through a particular lens, Daniel Rothberg says the answer is yes. “With power concentrated in entrenched industries, and the deal-makers ruling from the top on down, disruption can be especially thorny,” writes Daniel Rothberg for The Las Vegas Sun. ” Intensifying … Continued

Walls360 Releases an Updated #YesVegas Infographic

Back in August 2014, Vegas-based startup Walls360 released their #YesVegas Infographic. This month, the team released a revamped version of the infographic with stats and figures for today. “The #YesVegas Infographic was inspired by my own experiences, moving to Downtown Las Vegas from Los Angeles. As a graphic designer, I have been incredibly inspired by … Continued

Planet3 Signs Nevada Schools for Pilot

Planet3, an exploration-based learning company, announced it will launch its first pilot program with six school districts in Nevada, as part of its Early Adopter program. Planet3 has also raised additional funds for a total of $13 million to date to advance its digital learning platform. Modeled on the Next Generation Science Standards, Planet3 is a … Continued

Flying Robot Taxi to Launch in Las Vegas

The Ehang 184 was unveiled at CES and could soon be transporting people around the skies of Las Vegas. “EHang Inc., a company headquartered in Guangzhou, China, is developing a drone capable of carrying passengers,” reports the Las Vegas Review Journal. “A passenger would enter a destination into the drone system’s accompanying smartphone app. The Nevada … Continued

University of Phoenix Announces New RedFlint experience center in Las Vegas

University of Phoenix is opening a first-of-its kind innovation center in Las Vegas. Dubbed the RedFlint experience center, the space will provide visitors with an experiential, hands-on learning environment to help them innovate in their companies and in their own careers. The center will provide individuals, startups, and established businesses access to the latest technology … Continued

Hyperloop One 1st Public Propulsion Test a Success

Frank Gruber, CEO of Tech.co and Las Vegas resident, attended the first public propulsion test of Hyperloop One at their test site in northern Las Vegas. “This was the first successful public test of this nature for the company that just yesterday announced a name change, new partners, and a new round of funding,” wrote Gruber. “The … Continued