Wedgies Announces Integration with Embedly

VegasTechFund-backed Wedgies announced integration with Embedly. Embedly delivers the ultra-fast, easy to use products and tools for richer sites and apps. The integration with the company made sense for Wedgies, the company that creates beautifully designed, responsive polls that promote engagement and interaction. Now it’s easy to embed polls on popular platforms like Medium, Reddit, … Continued

MovéoMedics Wins 2015 Southern Nevada Business Plan Competition

A team of UNLV students and faculty members took the top prize in the 2015 Dominic Anthony Marrocco Southern Nevada Business Plan Competition for SmartOrtho Detect, a shoe insole system that helps diagnose the earliest stages of diabetic foot problems. This annual contest seeks to find and fund Southern Nevada’s best new business idea. The UNLV Center … Continued

HotterKeys — A Game for Learning Keyboard Shortcuts

HotterKeys is a game for Mac and PC that teaches keyboard shortcuts on an adventure through spacetime as Olivia, an otter who’s trying to protect Otterspace from its slow menu driven destruction. Las Vegas native and VegasTech community member Mark Johnson and his team at Motel are behind the creation of the game, which launched … Continued

LaunchKey Honored as 2015 “Cool Vendor” in IAM by Gartner

Gartner is the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company. Gartner offers world-class, objective insight on virtually all areas of IT. Their recent 2015 report Cool Vendors in Identity and Access Management names VegasTechFund-backed LaunchKey as a “Cool Vendor” in the Identity and Access Management (IAM) space. “IAM leaders, CISOs and other security leaders should … Continued

Free Python, Django, and SQL Tutoring at The Innevation Center

Aaron Lelevier, originally from San Diego, works as a full time as a Senior Database Analyst at the Hardrock Hotel & Casino.  He also work part time as a freelance web developer using Python/Django. Recently, Lelevier had an idea to offer free tutoring at The Innevation Center to those interested in learning more about programming. … Continued

Banjo Announces $100 Million in Additional Funding

VegasTechFund-backed Banjo announced the close of a $100 million Series C led by Softbank, alongside BlueRun Ventures. The team has a Las Vegas office at The Innevation Center. “This funding will help make our vision to build the ultimate crystal ball a reality,” said Founder and CEO Damien Patton in a blog post. “By organizing the … Continued

Cinder Staffing Expands to Las Vegas

Cinder Staffing announces an expansion of their technical staffing services and operations to Las Vegas to support the hottest job market in the country. Las Vegas is the #1 convention city in the country, twice as many as second place Orlando, with only 12% of its visitors arriving to gamble. With the emergence of drone and autonomous vehicle testing … Continued

TuneGO Comes Out of Beta and Launches New Premium Service

TuneGO, the Las Vegas-based discovery platform that helps elevate new artists and their music, announced the official nationwide launch of its free platform and the first-ever introduction of the TuneGO Premium service. Previously in limited beta with its free version, the TuneGO platform cuts through traditional barriers to entry in the music industry by enabling … Continued

Meet The Mill’s First Cohort

Ideas and Startups Accelerated

Today, The Mill introduced the VegasTech community to their first cohort of startup teams. The Mill is an accelerator headquartered in the heart of downtown Las Vegas that is designed to help entrepreneurs evolve. The team has two programs — one for people to test ideas and one for seed stage startups. The seed stage startup program, The Mill Startup … Continued

Skybot Engineering and Business Innovation Challenge

Nevada is developing a high-tech economy, and Unmanned Aircraft Systems are a major part of the transition. Leaders believe a key factor of that transition is increasing (and keeping) STEM educated students in Nevada. The main goal of the Skybot Engineering and Business Innovation Challenge (SEBIC) is to inspire students to find a passion in some aspect of … Continued