How to Get Into the Las Vegas Tech Scene

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The tech community in Las Vegas is growing, and there are lots of ways that you can get involved! You don’t have to be particularly tech savvy to make a meaningful contribution to the Vegas tech community, either. There’s plenty of room for people with other skills to help, whether you’re totally into team building … Continued

Sit With Me To Stand For Women In Tech

The ongoing conversation around women in tech gets loud at times. So loud, in fact, many stories are lost in the noise. On February 28, The Las Vegas Affiliate of the National Center for Women and Information Technology(NCWIT) and Las Vegas Chapter of the Association for Information Technology Professionals(AITP) are coming together to fix that … Continued

WiseBanyan Celebrates Growth in 2016

It was a busy year for the VTF Capital backed WiseBanyan team. During 2016, the startup celebrated seeing their number of clients more than double to reach 20,000 total clients. This year alone they processed millions of trades to help clients save and invest! WiseBanyan allows everybody to make the same level of investment advisory and services previously … Continued

Thoughts from the Managing Director on Iron Yard Ventures Batch 6

Iron Yard Ventures was ranked as one of the top startup accelerator programs in the United States in both 2015 and 2016. Since 2012, IYV has invested in more than 62 early stage technology companies who have gone on to raise more than $100 million in follow-on funding. In Spring 2016, Iron Yards Ventures announced a hospitality-focused accelerator to … Continued

Inbound Retargeting Acquires Las Vegas-based Primeloop

Vancouver-based Inbound Retargeting Technologies has acquired Las Vegas-based Primeloop in an effort to strengthen its link retargeting product. Inbound’s flagship product, Retarget Links, allows social media, inbound, and email advertisers to create short links that anonymously tag people clicking on the links. These tags are then recognized by ad networks and publishers, allowing them to … Continued

Stable Technologies Acquired by Originate

Originate, the AI-native software platform company, announced the acquisition of Stable Technologies, a rapid application and custom development firm based in Las Vegas. “As Originate continues to scale and deploy new AI-Native technologies, these types of acquisitions supercharge our growth”, said Russ Logan, Managing Director of Originate. “With technology advancing at an exponential rate, Originate … Continued

Launching Las Vegas 2016

The annual Launching Las Vegas Award was created to celebrate the hard work, effort, and commitment local startup companies and entrepreneurs devote to helping Las Vegas shine. The nominees chosen for this award demonstrate dedication to improving our community through economic growth, and the sense of purpose and passion their efforts display. “We started Launching Las Vegas … Continued

Fund Launched to Award $100 Million in Code School Diversity Scholarships

The Iron Yard is the largest immersive code school in the United States, and a community fixture in Las Vegas. The team recently launched the Tech Opportunity Fund in collaboration with with Code Fellows and Operation HOPE. By unifying the efforts of code schools, government, civic organizations and employers, the goal of the Tech Opportunity Fund is to … Continued

Iron Yard Ventures Hospitality and Gaming Accelerator Announces First Cohort

Iron Yard Ventures, a seed stage investment firm and the sister organization of The Iron Yard code academy, announced the seven companies accepted into the Iron Yard Ventures Hospitality and Gaming Accelerator in Las Vegas. Iron Yard Ventures has a network of nationally ranked programs for startups and the entrepreneurs. Since 2012, Iron Yard Ventures has invested in … Continued

University of Phoenix Announces Managing Director of New RedFlint Experience Center in Las Vegas

Longtime #VegasTech community member and leader Shavonnah Tièra Collins will lead efforts to ignite change, incubate ideas, and build community and industry engagement at RedFlint experience center. The center is expected to open in downtown Las Vegas in October 2016. University of Phoenix’s first-of-its kind innovation center in Las Vegas will provide visitors with an experiential, hands-on … Continued