The Current Funding Landscape and How to Get Funded

On day two of Tech.co’s Celebrate 2015 conference, five experts spoke about the current funding landscape and how startups can get funding today. Moderated by Verge’s Matt Hunckler, the panel consisted of David Hauser (Grasshopper), Erica Duignan Minnihan (Onevest), Bradley C. Harrison (Scout Ventures), and Chance Barnett (Crowdfunder). Between the experts there was a healthy … Continued

Local Motors Featured on the Cover of Vegas SEVEN

Las Vegas’ Vegas SEVEN is a weekly publication about life in Las Vegas including coverage of news, nightlife, sports, and style. For the week of September 17, 2015, the publication featured VegasTechFund-backed Local Motors on the cover. Vegas SEVEN’s Director of Digital Media Nicole Ely wrote about how an automotive entrepreneur teamed up with a robotics … Continued

Lyft And Uber Start Accepting Rides In Vegas

On September 14, 2015, the Nevada Transportation Authority gave both ride-sharing startups Lyft and Uber permits to operate in Las Vegas. Governor Brian Sandoval signed a hard-won bill into law this summer, paving the way for the permits that will now allow people to summon a ride using their smartphones. “From Summerlin to Henderson, East Las … Continued

John Bunch of Zappos recognized by LinkedIn as one of 10 stars changing HR

LinkedIn identified John Bunch as one of 10 stars changing the way the human resources industry works. John Bunch is Technical Advisor to the CEO at Zappos. “Zappos is taking on one of the biggest and most radical organizational changes in corporate history: getting rid of bosses. It’s embracing a management philosophy called Holocracy, which eradicates … Continued

Rolltech and Bowlmor AMF Team Up

VegasTechFund-backed Rolltech, the free app-based global bowling competition and analytics platform, has announced a significant relationship with Bowlmor AMF, the largest operator of bowling centers in the world. The relationship represents an opportunity to integrate the innovative Rolltech platform into the sport’s most exciting venue concept. Bowlmor AMF bowling centers have revolutionized bowling with high-energy … Continued

Local Motors Partners with UNLV on Autonomous Vehicle R&D

VegasTechFund-backed Local Motors and the University of Nevada-Las Vegas have partnered to create a research and development program that will create new technologies for automobiles. UNLV’s new Drones and Autonomous Systems Lab (DASL) will work with Local Motors to create autonomous systems for cars. UNLV is now a part of the Local Motors LOCO Program. … Continued

Bugtrackers.io Interviews VegasTech Community Member Michael Sacca

#VegasTech community member Michael Sacca talks with Bugtrackers.io about the challenges and lessons learned of remote teams and what he thinks about the web development trends. Sacca currently leads partnerships at Crew and also co-hosts rocketship.fm with Matt Goldman and Joelle Steiniger. Read the full interview with him here.

Local Motors CEO Jay Rogers Speaks to FOX Business

VegasTechFund-backed Local Motors enables innovators to design, build, and sell together. It is where co-creation meets micro-manufacturing to bring hardware innovations to market at unprecedented speed. Local Motors’ global co-creation community is made up of enthusiasts, hobbyist innovators and professionals. The community is full of are designers, engineers, and makers. The team operates a growing global network of microfactories. … Continued

Get a Sneak Peek at Forge from Skyworks Aerial Systems

Las Vegas based Skyworks Aerial Systems will soon be launching a guided tour of Forge, a flexible platform for the development of drone applications. Forge is a powerful tool that facilitates the process of dronesmithing by bringing the best of ground control, community collaboration, and code development. It is a Robotics Development Environment (RDE) that runs on a … Continued

Switch SUPERNAP is Founding Member of New Cloud Native Computing Foundation

Nevada company Switch SUPERNAP joins AT&T, Google, Twitter and others as a founding member of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux and collaborative development, announced the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. This new organization aims to advance the state-of-the-art for building cloud native applications and services, … Continued