White House Recognizes UNLV Professor as “Champion of Change”

UNLV computer science professor Andreas “Andy” Stefik will be honored January 26, 2016 in Washington, D.C. as a “White House Champion of Change.” Stefik is one of nine to be recognized this month for their work in computer science education. Stefik creates technologies that make it easier for people — especially those with visual impairment — … Continued

Robot to Provide Virtual Tours of Mob Museum

Soon, you won’t actually need to visit The Mob Museum in downtown Las Vegas in order to tour it, reports Craig Huber for FOX5. Beginning April 1, 2016, “Moe-Bot,” a telepresence robot, will enable guests to tour the museum via computer screen or mobile device. Users will actually be able to control Moe-Bot from their homes. “This … Continued

Banjo Listed in Inc’s “6 Ideas That Blew Our Minds in 2015”

VegasTechFund-backed Banjo was listed as one of the most innovative tech and science breakthroughs of the year by Kevin J. Ryan, Associate Editor of Inc.com. In the piece, titled “6 Ideas That Blew Our Minds in 2015,” Ryan outlines what the Banjo team, who call The Innevation Center home, are up to: “Social media platforms like Twitter ushered … Continued

Switch Starts 2016 As The World’s Largest Colocation Data Center To Be 100% Green

Switch and all of its SUPERNAP data centers and its more than 1,000 clients who are colocated at their facilities, are powered by 100 percent renewable energy. This makes Switch the world’s largest colocation data center environment to adopt all-inclusive green technology. Unlike other data center providers who only purchase renewable energy credits, sometimes from … Continued

Why Entrepreneurs Should Startup in Las Vegas

In Tech.co‘s recent piece, titled “Why Entrepreneurs Should Startup in Las Vegas“, Larry Alton writes about the entrepreneurial transformation of Las Vegas and gives 4 reasons Las Vegas is rising to the top as a location for startups. “When you think about Las Vegas, what comes to mind?” Alton writes. “In all likelihood, your thoughts … Continued

VegasTechFund’s Zach Ware Featured in Popular Science

A recent piece in Popular Science featured VegasTechFund Partner Zach Ware. The article, titled “Big Idea: The New Downtown,” talks about online retailer Zappos move to Las Vegas and the launch of a $350 million effort, called the Downtown Project aimed at revitalize a struggling part of Las Vegas. “Zach Ware, managing partner of the project’s … Continued

Walls360 Debuts Coloring Wall Graphics

VegasTechFund-backed Walls360 creates on-demand wall graphics and custom promotional products for artists, brands, and digital content partners worldwide. Walls360 premium wall graphics are created on-demand at the Walls360 wall graphics factory in Las Vegas, Nevada, and shipped to customers around the world. Craig Feinberg, from LA-based Begson, recently partnered with the company for the release … Continued