PR 101 for VegasTech Startups

For many startups, the world of Public Relations is mysterious and oftentimes out of reach until growth warrants working with professionals. The Public Relations Society of America says the formal practice of what is now commonly referred to as “public relations” dates to the early 20th century. “In the relatively brief period leading up to today, … Continued

CheckiO Partners with Treehouse

VegasTechFund backed CheckiO, the game for coders, announced a partnership with Treehouse, a technology learning platform. The CheckiO team is building a technology that allows players to build games, publish them and compete at the best algorithms to play those games. And, at the same time, they are making it fun for users. CheckiO is partnering … Continued

The Iron Yard Expands to Las Vegas

The Iron Yard exists to create exceptional value for people and their ideas through code education, startup accelerators and co-working spaces. The team at The Iron Yard is working with Zappos and the Downtown Project to bring more options for tech education to the #VegasTech ecosystem. “We’re didn’t start a code school because it’s the business-du-jour,” said … Continued

#VegasTech Design Contest

The Innevation Center and Work In Progress, sponsors of, announce the #VegasTech Design Contest. The winning logo will be determined by the community via a vote using Wedgies and announced on April 6, 2015. “Kansas City Startup Village has a shop on their tech community website where community members can purchase merchandise with the group’s … Continued

Monster Arts Moves Into Work In Progress

Monster Arts, a leading developer of mobile technologies, has established its Nevada business location and collaboration space at Work In Progress, a workspace in Downtown Las Vegas with a focus on helping startups and creative thinkers connect and grow. While the company’s Travel America Visitor Guide will still officially operate from inside the Flamingo Hotel Complex on the … Continued

Apply for The Mill Startup Accelerator Cohort 1

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 Accelerator, is designed to help seed-stage companies focused on developing a … Continued

Local Motors to Sponsor Ben Kennedy in 2015

Red Horse Racing announced that VegasTechFund-backed Local Motors will partner with Ben Kennedy in 2015. The multi-race sponsorship of the No. 11 Local Motors Toyota Tundra will kick off with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season opener at Daytona International Speedway on Friday, February 20, 2015. The partnership between Local Motors and Kennedy introduces co-creation … Continued

VegasTech Mentors Needed for Student House App Challenge

Congresswoman Dina Titus House App Challenge

In 2014, Congresswoman Dina Titus hosted the initial annual House App Challenge for high school students in Nevada’s First District. The House App Challenge is the only House academic competition to promote innovation in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). “My staff visited classrooms throughout the district to encourage students to participate,” said Congresswoman … Continued

Local Motors Named a Finalist for 2015 SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards

VegasTechFund-backed Local Motors has been named a finalist in three categories for the 2015 SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards. Local Motors is the world’s leading open-source hardware innovation company. From bytes-to-bits, the Local Motors platform empowers anyone to design, build, and sell the world’s coolest machines. The platform combines global co-creation and local micro-manufacturing to bring hardware innovations to market … Continued

Switch Plans Massive $1 Billion SUPERNAP Data Center in Reno

Few data center providers build bigger than Switch. The Las Vegas-based company unveiled plans for its largest project yet, investing in new infrastructure that will bridge Northern and Southern Nevada, in addition to fueling Nevada’s growing tech industry. This $1 billion, 3 million square foot SUPERNAP data center campus on 1,000 acres of land near Reno, Nevada. E-commerce … Continued