Las Vegas locals share ideas, skills and techniques to found their very own tech business start-up.
Throughout America, thousands of tech hands join together to form and foster ideas and turn them into actual working prototypes. Every year Las Vegas’ innovative locals come out and share their solutions to worldly problems and meet talented like-minded individuals to help solve them.
Startup Weekend Las Vegas 2019 took place at the Work in Progress workshop in Downtown Las Vegas. This 54-hour event was the perfect environment to join a team, create a prototype, validate your business model, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, all in one weekend.
“In the entrepreneurial startup world, it’s a little bit tricky to get started.” Says Kenny Eliason, founder of Work in Progress and organizer of Tech Startup Weekend Las Vegas. “This is a great opportunity for locals in Las Vegas to get their ideas off of the ground that they’ve only imagined.”
Vegas locals pitched their ideas, listened to others and voted for the ones they found to be most interesting. Ideas pitched and potential problem-solving concepts spanned from social to educational to financial, environmental, and other issues. Teams were formed, integrating diverse skill sets (coding, digital marketing, digital design, etc.).
Over the course of the weekend locals were challenged to create a prototype of their MVP, or minimum viable product, that fit the needs of their specific target customer. Experienced mentors and volunteers were around during the process to provide feedback, advice, through helpful solutions and tips to participants.
The specific focus theme for the projects of this year’s Startup Weekend was travel and hospitality. On the last day, a panel of judges listened to each of the different pitches.
This annual event was created for Las Vegas locals with an idea and would like to test it out in a safe, constructive space. For the seasoned programmer, the novice designer and others, Startup Weekend has become the place to make connections, learn new things, and grow. Because there is no age restriction, you can even catch a few high schoolers mixed in the bunch.
Whether you like to solve worldly problems that are heavy on your mind, gain experience, or just meet new entrepreneurs and friends Las Vegas Startup Weekend is the place to be. You will not want to miss it in 2020.
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Las Vegas Local business owners polish up their elevator pitches and business cards to meet at the Texas Station Hotel & Casino and connect with their next new clients.
The purpose of a mixer is to connect, create and foster relationships for growth and development.
The Las Vegas’ Largest Mixer has been the premiere business networking and marketing event in Southern Nevada for fifteen years and counting. The intent of this event is to combat the new ways of driving traffic with more traditional ways for growth. The Largest Mixer event allows business owners from around the Las Vegas area to come together, shake hands, and make connections to build their businesses. Annually since 2004 the Las Vegas’ Largest Mixer has attracted more than 120 exhibiting companies and 1800 attendees for an evening of making new business connections, generating leads, and renewing past business relationships that grow businesses.
“This our second year exhibiting at this event, we were thrilled when they asked us to come back this year.” Says Andre Haynes. “This is a great event with wonderful people and lots of positive energy. The Las Vegas Largest Mixer does a wonderful job at marketing and organizing this event. It’s become Cheers, a place where we come to see our friends, fellow members and get a chance to meet new people.”
Over one dozen area chambers of commerce and professional business organizations are on hand to help other business owners learn how they can benefit and grow their company, no matter the size.
“The Largest Mixer event is a pure Networking event.” Says Event Director, Steve Bernhardt. “I’m a believer that every city in the United States should have a largest mixer event. People do business with people they know and trust. Nothing beats a handshake and that’s where we fit in.”
A new feature to this particular event was a partnership with Infinity Business Magazine, a local publication within Las Vegas, to create a large networking lounge with a bar, tables and couches for business owners and visitors to continue their conversation somewhere a bit more private. The event also provided sample food from local restaurants and cash bars for attendees to enjoy a cocktail or soft drink.
There are many ways to market a business in the local Las Vegas area. This is a way to personally meet face to face with other local businesses that may be the ones to take your business to new heights. The Las Vegas Largest Mixer surely superseded its intentions to connect, create and foster relationships for growth and development.
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