Changes at Work In Progress

The Work in Progress team recently shared some of the changes they’ve been working on the last few months. “We’ve spent a lot of time looking at who we are, what we do, why we do it and, most importantly, who we do it for,” said Josh Bowden, Co-Founder of Work In Progress, in an email to the … Continued

Tesla Chooses Nevada over California for ‘Gigafactory’

Tech Cocktail reported Tesla Motors, the electric car maker, is planning to build their USD $4 to $5 billion dollar giant battery factory in Nevada. The  so-called “Gigafactory” has been one of the nation’s most highly sought projects among state economic development officials. The plant will make advanced batteries expected to power Tesla’s next generation of electric cars, … Continued

Rally Fighter Looks Spectacular In Forza Horizon 2 Digital Debut

VegasTechFund-backed Local Motors recently announced that after getting a pop-culture attention boost in Transformers 4: Optimus Prime Goes Back To College, the Local Motors Rally Fighter is getting its first appearance in a video game on Forza Horizon 2‘s increasingly awesome list of drivable cars. “After appearing in the most epic cornfield chase of the … Continued

Silicon Students Visit #VegasTech

Silicon Students is the academy of entrepreneurship for young talents from around the world operating between Europe and Silicon Valley. “For the third summer in a row, we organized Startup Dream Team, a 2-month highly selective bootcamp for 15 aspiring entrepreneurs aged between 18 and 25 coming from all around the world,” said Pierre-Simon Ntiruhungwa, … Continued

Local Motors Design Challenge

VegasTechFund backed Local Motors, Inc. announced the launch of a new vehicle design challenge for one of its most popular projects, the Track/Street Car Platform Project. This exploratory development project is designed to engage sports coupe and racing fans in the design of a new vehicle platform. The challenge, launched on July 27, 2014, will run … Continued

Help Get VegasTech Connected Panels Into SXSW 2015

The SXSW PanelPicker is a two-step online process that allows the SXSW community to have a voice in what sessions are scheduled at the SXSW Interactive Festival. First launched in 2007, the PanelPicker allows the community to submit, review, comment and vote on the speaking proposals that they want to see become a part of … Continued

CheckiO Launches a Publish and Share Feature for Their Game for Coders

Will Schmidt, from the Las Vegas Edition of Tech Cocktail, recently wrote “CheckiO Launches a Publish and Share Feature for Their Game for Coders.” “CheckiO, billed as ‘The Game for Coders’, recently announced the launch of its new publish and share feature. With this new update, CheckiO players can write, design, and publish custom coding … Continued

SUPERNAP 8 Earns Tier IV Gold Status for Operations

The Uptime Institute’s Tier Performance Standards measure the performance of data centers through methodology used to define the uptime of a data center. Uptime Institute has awarded 443 Certifications in 60 countries around the world. The Uptime Institute’s Tier rating system encompasses four certification levels: Tier I, Tier II, Tier III and Tier IV. After earning … Continued