Las Vegas Officials Mark Opening of The Iron Yard Las Vegas

Mayor Goodman, The Iron Yard co-founder Eric Dodds, and the Las Vegas community marked the opening of the The Iron Yard in Las Vegas on August 19, 2015. The Iron Yard provides immersive code education for adults and kids, mentorship and capital for startups, co-working spaces and the value-generating relationships that will help them succeed personally and … Continued

Influential Honored in 3 Best Social Media Campaigns Of 2015

Forbes contributor Steve Olenski featured Las Vegas-based tech startup Influential in his piece “The 3 Best Social Media Campaigns Of 2015 (So Far).” “Every day, brands try to connect with consumers on their level, running campaigns on Twitter, Vine, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest and Snapchat,” writes Olenski. “Whether it’s starting that conversation on a tablet, mobile device, … Continued

Switch Opens Supernap Las Vegas 9

Switch, the Nevada-born technology solutions company, has just opened the doors of its newest 470,000-square-foot colocation data center SUPERNAP LAS VEGAS 9. The data center has already been awarded its Tier IV Design Certificate by the Uptime Institute and, like its SUPERNAP LAS VEGAS 8 data center, Switch expects SUPERNAP LAS VEGAS 9 to receive … Continued

Las Vegas-based Rimini Street Announces Expansion and New Tech Jobs

Rimini Street announced the opening of its next phase of expansion of the company’s worldwide headquarters in Las Vegas. The company also announced the posting of 60 new jobs to staff this expansion located in the Hughes Center. The new staff positions include roles in finance, IT, legal, marketing, facilities, administration and software engineering, and will support Rimini Street’s … Continued

View THE DOWNTOWN PROJECT, Directed by Morgan Spurlock

Video Description: Far from the bright lights and the resounding ka-ching of booming commerce on the Vegas strip is another side of Sin City; Downtown Vegas prides itself on hard work and the development of local businesses to inspire a growing entrepreneurial spirit within the community. A local initiative known as The Downtown Project champions … Continued

CheckiO Launches Empire of Code

First, the VegasTechFund-backed team at CheckiO built a game with coding challenges. Then, they built a community with the brightest tech talent. Now, they are taking the vision a step further and are building social games to show that programming is fun in order to raise a new generation of tech talent. “We were working on CheckiO – … Continued

Digital Royalty News: Hanging up the Crown

Founder and CEO of Digital Royalty, Amy Jo Martin, announced it was time to close down the VegasTechFund-backed company after meeting with investors. Digital Royalty provided digital integration and social media strategies for corporate brands, professional athletes, professional sports teams and leagues. Martin will be paying back the investors in full and providing her team with severance packages … Continued

THE UT.LAB: Two Years After Their First Successful Kickstarter Launch

Las-Vegas based technology-driven shoe company The UT.LAB seeks to innovate, inspire and collaborate globally. This month, the team is commemorating the second year anniversary of their first Kickstarter Campaign The Lightwing Trainer: Pencil Yellow. Two years ago, The Lightwing Trainer: Impossibly Light Tyvek Paper Shoes launched on Kickstarter, and raised $142,197 in funds from 2,178 backers all over … Continued

Skyworks Aerial Systems launches Kickstarter Campaign for Drone Kit

Skyworks Aerial Systems is a Las Vegas team of developers, engineers and designers who are passionate about bringing down the barrier to robotics. The startup is comprised of recent graduates from UNLV. The interdisciplinary team have worked on award-winning world class projects such as Solar Decathlon. The team took grand prize in 2014 Southern Nevada Business … Continued

CatalystCreativ Set to Launch New App

As one of Downtown Project’s first investments in 2012, the team from CatalystCreativ has had a front row seat to watch the growth of downtown Las Vegas. “CatalystCreativ is an experience studio. We help brands engage consumers with an expertise in millennials. We do this by strategy, consulting, and implementation of experiences both on and … Continued