UNLV Awarded National Science Foundation Grant

The Center for Entrepreneurship and UNLV College of Engineering earned the distinguished honor of becoming an NSF I-Corps site. UNLV was awarded a three-year, $255,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to support site activities. As an NSF I-Corps site, the Center will incubate 15 to 25 projects a year. Faculty, graduate students, undergraduate students, staff, … Continued

Iron Yard Ventures Announces Las Vegas Hospitality Accelerator

Iron Yards Ventures announced they will be bringing a hospitality-focused accelerator to downtown Las Vegas. The accelerator aims to help top, early-stage startups thrive in the gaming, casino, and hospitality industries in Las Vegas. As Tech Cocktail reported, Iron Yard Ventures will be aided by some of the most esteemed mentors and investors in the business, so startups can … Continued

Dronesmith Technologies Targets Indie Developers

Vegas-based startup Dronesmith Technologies wants to be the Unity of the drone industry. “It’s an interesting thing to say, considering Unity is an independent gaming platform that independent game developers use to build video games. Very different from the world of unmanned aircraft systems… at least, one might assume,” writes Marisa Jackels for Tech.co. Company co-founders Jinger … Continued

Skyworks Aerial Systems has rebranded to Dronesmith Technologies

The #VegasTech team making a splash in the drone space is excited to announce a change in their company name. Skyworks Aerial Systems has officially changed its name to Dronesmith Technologies. The team says that this change marks a significant milestone in the company’s natural evolution, and signifies their continuing dedication to making the best developer tools for … Continued

Congresswoman Dina Titus 2016 App Challenge – Call for Mentors

Representative Dina Titus announced the third annual Congressional Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Academic Competition called “The House App Challenge.” “This competition for middle school students in Nevada’s First Congressional District is designed to engage students’ creativity and encourage their participate in STEM education fields,” the Representative said in a statement. “Students will compete … Continued

Tech Impact Seeks Volunteers for Inaugural ITWorks Class in Las Vegas

Tech Impact is a global nonprofit whose mission is to ensure all nonprofits can use technology to better serve the world. The company weas founded as NPower PA in 2002 with support from Microsoft and a matching grant from the William Penn Foundation. The team began with 30 organizations as members, and right now, they are serving over 375 … Continued

Switch Confirms Plans for Massive Michigan Data Center

Switch has confirmed plans to build a massive SUPERNAP data center complex in Grand Rapids, Michigan after the passage of tax incentives that were crucial to the deal. The Las Vegas company, which operates a huge cloud campus in Las Vegas, plans to invest as much as $5 billion in a data center complex at the former … Continued

Rolltech PBA World Championship

VegasTechFund-backed Rolltech, a startup that tracks bowling scores, was the title sponsor of the Professional Bowlers Association’s World Championship on December 17, 2015. The Rolltech World Championship was televised by ESPN during a prime-time slot. This year, Memphis’ Gary Faulkner Jr. won first title in Rolltech PBA World Championship held at the National Bowling Stadium. He became the second African … Continued

Nevada Water Center of Excellence: Bringing Innovative Water Tech Companies to Vegas

The Nevada Water Center of Excellence is an independent team of stakeholders focused on one of the greatest issues facing Nevada: Water. The organization sprung out of conversations in 2011 about how to take Nevada’s proficiency in managing water and put that toward a new model for helping bring water technologies to market. “Our vision is to leverage Nevada’s expertise and … Continued