Downtown Vegas Tech

Welcome Vegas @TechCocktail Downtown Las Vegas

Published On March 1, 2013 | By Toni Spilsbury | Community, Downtown Project, For Bloggers, Social Media, Technology

What Is A “Tech Cocktail” ?

Here’s the recipe.  Add one part traveling techies with two parts enthusiasm for start-up tech companies, then mix those together for Tech Cocktail.  In late 2012 Tech Cocktail opened its Las Vegas office downtown adjacent to the El Cortez.

Traveling the U.S. to energize new areas of growth in the tech business, some may wonder what made Tech Cocktail choose Las Vegas as it’s newest destination.  The rest of us, I’m sure, already know the answer- the Downtown Project.  Tony Hsieh’s vision for Downtown Las Vegas, when complete, will reshape our community as the next “Silicon Valley”.  With a proven track record, Tony Hseish’s goal is to impact the local economy with substantial growth in one of the fastest growing industries in the world.  “Something exciting is happening in the Las Vegas tech scene. So we will work with Tony Hsieh and his team to apply the knowledge we’ve acquired from supporting start-up ecosystems in Chicago, DC, and the 20+ other tech communities we’ve worked with over the years and see where it can go.” says Frank Gruber of Tech Cocktail.

The ladies of RECESS and I recently attended the first Tech Cocktail in Downtown Las Vegas.  We got to hear pitches from local tech start-up companies and vote for our favorite pitch (via social media, of course).  It was interesting to catch a glimpse of how these young techies are wanting to change the world and our community, and I was intrigued to hear how many are putting the focus on ways to save the planet and support local and national charities.

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After the mixer, the ladies and I decided to grab a nightcap at Commonwealth. Read my review here:

 

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About The Author

Toni Spilsbury is a blogger, brand strategist and social media producer in addition to being a philanthropist and mother…. but not in that order. From busy corporate gal to even busier mom of four, one with special needs, Toni established an online connection with today’s on-the-go moms as someone who understands the unique demands of working moms. In 2005, Toni co-founded the Nevada Blind Children Foundation and began working to build the first school for the blind in Nevada. With a passion for cooking, creating her own recipes and a desire to merge her family life and career, Toni wrote a book The Organized Cook in 2009 before embarking on a journey through branding, blogging, social media and e-commerce that gained her an insight and passion for the unique niche of content-driven e-commerce. Toni’s second book, Because of Connor, is due out in late 2013 which gives readers an insight into the unique struggle of life’s ups and downs when set against the backdrop of caring for and coming to grips with a severely medically fragile son.

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