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Las Vegas Startup The Influential Network Launches at Coachella

A new Las Vegas company called The Influential Network is launching with a bang during Coachella. They’ll be hosting a venue called The Influential House where they’ll have some of the biggest and most notable social media personalities. Plus, they’ll have celebrities like Christina Millian, Paris Hilton, and Crystal Hefner as well.

Here’s the full description of The Influential Network:

The Influential Network is one of the largest Twitter and Instagram Network in the world. With over 20 Million followers across dozens of accounts that the company owns and manages, and a proprietary platform with thousands of top influencers, The Influential Network does campaigns for Fortune 500 companies that reach hundreds of millions of people, and organically start worldwide trending topics.

The Influential Network is the platform FOR Influencers, BY Influencers. The Influential Network provides premium accounts the ability to monetize their influence on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Vine, YouTube and more. Influencers can now get paid to share the content that their audience craves.

Welcome to the Vegas Tech startup community!

April 14, 2014 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 15 electronic medical record and health IT blogs. He also founded the Pure TV Network of blogs. John recently launched two new companies: InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com, and is an advisor to docBeat. As part of the Las Vegas Tech startup community, John helped organize the highly successful inaugural Startup Weekend Las Vegas. He's also been a strong supporter of the Vegas Tech community including co-founding the VegasStartups.com blog. John is highly involved in social media, and can be found on Twitter: @techguy and Google Plus.

Vegas Startup Company Profile: Madrivo

The following is a short company profile interview with Alice Edwards from Madrivo. If you’d like your vegas startup company profiled, drop us a note on our contact us page.

Tell us about your company.

Madrivo is an integrated marketing agency that helps companies acquire customers digitally and establish the most cost effective online presence.

In the constantly evolving and incredibly fast-paced digital era, Madrivo is an integrated online marketing agency that develops efficient marketing solutions, unifies customer acquisition strategies, and develops tactics to successfully move traditional operations to the Internet.

Tell us about your team.

The team at Madrivo guides companies, large and small, globally, to establish a strategic online identity. Team members go through an intensive training process to help clients understand the ROI and analytics of ad spends. After all, effective advertising is all about research, analysis, and education. Each client has unique goals, needs, and processes and before the development of a comprehensive digital strategy, each customer is provided with a proprietary marketing study.

Why did you choose Las Vegas? What do you love about Las Vegas?

Several of the major global online marketing and electronics conventions are held in Las Vegas, which makes it a great place to have a corporate headquarters. Clients love to come to Las Vegas to visit the office and team members are given the access to great restaurants, shows, hotels, and nightlife as well as affordable housing within a reasonable commute. Also, we have access to everything from boating to skiing within a few hour (or less) drive.

Online marketing is all about creativity and fun. Las Vegas has a reputation that melds well with both those concepts. Marketing agencies were formerly solely located in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Chicago. Increasingly, clients also look to Las Vegas for marketing creativity and execution. The city is becoming an incubator for small and medium sized marketing companies, especially those with innovative ideas.

What can the Las Vegas community do to help your company?

Madrivo relies on highly skilled staff in a variety of sectors including graphic design, web development, business development, and sales. The Downtown Project, new developments, cutting-edge hotels and nightclubs all feed the community to provide creative resources in Las Vegas. As Las Vegas continues to attract these people and businesses, it will continue to help Madrivo tap into the abundance of creative and motivated individuals that are moving to Las Vegas, which helps local companies like ours compete globally in online media and agency services.

What’s your best advice for startup entrepreneurs?

Assess your target market. Before even opening the doors of a new business, talk to potential customers and have clients ready the moment that doors are open for business. This will enable quick profitability, guarantee cash flow, and ensure that the business model is viable. In addition, clients are generally the best motivation for evolution. Access to thriving new businesses drives innovation and Las Vegas has no shortage of unique ideas and opportunities.

January 27, 2014 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 15 electronic medical record and health IT blogs. He also founded the Pure TV Network of blogs. John recently launched two new companies: InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com, and is an advisor to docBeat. As part of the Las Vegas Tech startup community, John helped organize the highly successful inaugural Startup Weekend Las Vegas. He's also been a strong supporter of the Vegas Tech community including co-founding the VegasStartups.com blog. John is highly involved in social media, and can be found on Twitter: @techguy and Google Plus.

Vegas Startup Company Profile: DevPoint Labs

The following is a short company profile interview with Ty Diamse, co-founder of DevPoint Labs. If you’d like your vegas startup company profiled, drop us a note on our contact us page.

Tell us about your company

DevPoint Labs is an 11 week coding and entrepreneur bootcamp. The best way to learn how to code starts by really committing yourself. Next it helps to attend an in-person classroom with other like-minded individuals getting your hands dirty and building that “muscle memory.” We teach anyone how to program in Ruby on Rails or iOS development so you can build your own idea, launch a new career, or simply become a technical founder. The program is eight hours a day, five days a week, for eleven weeks. We hold four quarters in the year and our next class begins February 3rd, 2014.

Tell us about your team

Nhi Doan and I (Ty Diamse) are the co-founders of DevPoint Labs. Since becoming friends in high school we have worked on multiple startups together that taught us each valuable lessons. Nhi has over nine years of experience in tech ranging from web development, systems, data and networking. He is currently wrapping up his Master’s in Information Systems Management at the U of U David Eccles School of Business. Entrepreneurship is my passion and I have studied it since my early teens. I am proud Alumni from The Starter League in Chicago where I learned how to code and developed most of my web programming expertise. I also have over five years experience in project management with the DoD.

Why did you choose Las Vegas? What do you love about Las Vegas?

Las Vegas was an easy decision because it’s close to our Salt Lake City campus and the VegasTech scene is vibrant and growing at an alarming rate. We believe our startup fits and compliments the VegasTech community very well. It’s no secret that Las Vegas is the nation’s playground which is a huge draw and that makes our code school that much more attractive to students around the world.

I love the culture and tight knit community in Vegas. The problem in Salt Lake City is they’re not very collaborative. We’ve seen the exact opposite in the VegasTech community. This is a huge benefit to any startup beginning or relocating to Vegas.

What can the Las Vegas community do to help your company?

We need help in three areas. 1) If you or you know someone interested in accelerating their coding education then tell them about us. 2) We’re always looking for junior to senior level mentors to help out. They generally meet once a week with our students to help with any questions. 3) If you’re a company that’s looking to hire any developers then please come talk to us. We’d love bring you on as a hiring partner.

What’s your best advice for startup entrepreneurs?

Get out and talk to your customers. You will learn a lot more then you think and save a lot of time and money.

Where can we find out more about your company? What’s your twitter handle?

Go to our site at www.DevPointLabs.com. Find us on Twitter @DevPointLabs

January 23, 2014 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 15 electronic medical record and health IT blogs. He also founded the Pure TV Network of blogs. John recently launched two new companies: InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com, and is an advisor to docBeat. As part of the Las Vegas Tech startup community, John helped organize the highly successful inaugural Startup Weekend Las Vegas. He's also been a strong supporter of the Vegas Tech community including co-founding the VegasStartups.com blog. John is highly involved in social media, and can be found on Twitter: @techguy and Google Plus.

Las Vegas Startup Launches ‘Yelp’ for Medical Treatments

The following is a guest blog post by Ryan Prior, a journalist producing a documentary film on complex, chronic diseases.

HealClick, a new Internet startup based here in Las Vegas, is launching a $50,000 campaign this week on the crowdfunding site Indiegogo,. The company, founded by collaborators Joey Tuan, Beth Mazur, and Cari Allshouse is a patient-sharing website catering to sufferers of poorly understood chronic illnesses such as fibromyalgia, lupus, Lyme disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS).

The site targets these diseases because they are complex immune-related illnesses with overlapping symptoms. Physician education on these illnesses is often lacking, and patients are often required to research diagnosis and treatment options on their own.

Tuan compares his team’s new website to Yelp, the popular app and “online urban guide” popular for its open-source restaurant reviews. For travelers in an unfamiliar city, Yelp’s services help out-of-towners navigate the hidden hot spots of a new city like seasoned locals.

However, there is no obvious equivalent in the murky medical landscapes of poorly understood chronic diseases.

“I always dreamed of a Yelp for medical treatments when I was a patient. There’s Yelp for everything else, so why not treatments?” Tuan said.

Early on, he started a public Google document on which patients from all over the world gave information on their bio-markers and their treatment protocols. Even from the beginning, clear trends began to emerge and Tuan saw the potential for something much larger.

“My experience as a patient convinced me that a Yelp for treatments would be a website that personalizes treatment reviews to your entire set of medical details, rather than just your diagnosis. Also, I believed we could build a revolutionary database for research data if we could provide a a much more engaging, user-friendly way for patients to enter data than Excel sheets and questionnaires.

The HealClick platform seeks to use social engagement and data mining to bridge this jarring gap between patient and informed quality healthcare. It empowers users to create personalized online profiles detailing information on their symptoms, diagnoses, laboratory test results, treatments, and other details. Patients can then use the site’s patient matching feature to find their “doppelgänger,” a patient who shares similar characteristics in age, sex, diagnosis, and response to various types of treatments.

The founders hail from across the United States. Cari Allshouse, a patient from Delaware, specializes in building the brand’s social media imprint. Beth Mazur, an MIT computer science grad from San Francisco, programmed the site’s sophisticated patient-matching algorithms. Joey Tuan, who hails from Las Vegas, handles the startup’s business operations.

For Tuan, HealClick is as much a survival mechanism as it is a business venture. A graduate of the University of California-Berkeley, he has suffered from ME since 2005. Myalgic encephalomyelitis, or “chronic fatigue syndrome” as it’s been called in the U.S. since 1988, is a severely debilitating neuro-immune disease with no FDA-approved treatments and little research funding despite its high prevalence.

He was forced to quit a well-paying job as a consultant and would eventually spend as much as $200,000 over seven years in a desperate search for answers to a disease about which most doctors are taught very little, if anything, in medical school.

That’s where HealClick comes in. Through building a large and robust data set, HealClick’s founders hope to engage universities and research institutes in collaborative partnerships, sharing voluntary patient information with researchers capable of making sense of large data sets and complex problems.

By the time this story goes to press, HealClick will have likely inked its first collaboration with a research institution, whom Tuan wasn’t ready to name. “Imagine if we have 4,000 users with one illness: I think we’ll have research collaborations set up by year one.”

On the patient side, nearly 1,000 users have joined the HealClick community during the site’s private beta testing phase. That number is likely to grow sharply now that the company has perfected its algorithms, grown its social media following, and launched its public site.

HealClick is just one part of a broader Health 2.0 revolution taking place across medicine. Facing ever-increasing demands on their time, doctors increasingly rely on informed patients to become equal partners in their healthcare. These so-called “e-patients” are becoming a integral part of the nation’s healthcare infrastructure. Obamacare included $150 million in its FY 2012 appropriations for the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), which formalizes the role of well-informed patients and caregivers in federal healthcare policymaking. Stanford University recently added an “e-patient scholarship” for its annual MedicineX conference, literally giving e-patients a front row seat and even an onstage role at one of the most dynamic bio-tech conferences in the world. Tuan applied to be a speaker at this year’s conference.

“I honestly look at patients as healthcare professionals in their own right,” he said. “And conferences like MedicineX and PCORI’s patient advisory panels are beginning to move in that direction.”

To sign up, go to www.healclick.com
To contribute to HealClick’s crowdfunding campaign, please click here: www.indiegogo.com/projects/revolutionizing-patient-sharing

Ryan Prior is a journalist from Atlanta, GA. He has written for the Daily Beast, USA Today, Real Clear Politics, and numerous other publications. He is currently producing a documentary feature film on complex, chronic diseases entitled “The Blue Ribbon: ME/CFS and the Future of Medicine.”

January 14, 2014 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 15 electronic medical record and health IT blogs. He also founded the Pure TV Network of blogs. John recently launched two new companies: InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com, and is an advisor to docBeat. As part of the Las Vegas Tech startup community, John helped organize the highly successful inaugural Startup Weekend Las Vegas. He's also been a strong supporter of the Vegas Tech community including co-founding the VegasStartups.com blog. John is highly involved in social media, and can be found on Twitter: @techguy and Google Plus.

Startup Debut, Startup Grind, and CES Partylist Party During CES

In my previous post on CES, I should have also added in some of the events that Michael Terpin and Social Radius do during CES. Luckily Michael sent me a few details on what they’re doing:

1) Startup Debut – We’re holding our fifth annual Startup Debut at CES media showcase at Cili, with shuttles for the two blocks from Mandalay Bay for out-of-town media (we’re again expecting about 500 media, with all the top-tiers as in prior years, from CNN to NY Times). Once again, we’ve offered half-price for local companies – $1,500. We’re still offering that discount for local companies right up until three hours before the event (tomorrow – Sunday – 7-10 pm) in case there are any local companies decide at the last minute they need to get some press around CES. This year, we are also showcasing six Bitcoin companies, including a Bitcoin ATM. I’m also willing to let a select group of Vegas startup CEOs check out the final hour of the event for free. Contact Michael Terpin if you’re interested: michael@socialradius.com.

2) We’re doing something different this year for our 8th annual CES Partylist Party. Because there were so many events this year on Thursday – and there were several late-night events on Friday after the show ends – we decided to take the early evening slot on Friday, Jan 10th, and combine this months’ Startup Grind with our annual party. As a twist, we’re holding them both at our home in Quail Ridge Estates. Here are the links for Startup Grind (5-7 pm) and for the CES Partylist party. Strict rsvp for both, due to parking restrictions and needing to put people’s names at the gate.

January 4, 2014 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 15 electronic medical record and health IT blogs. He also founded the Pure TV Network of blogs. John recently launched two new companies: InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com, and is an advisor to docBeat. As part of the Las Vegas Tech startup community, John helped organize the highly successful inaugural Startup Weekend Las Vegas. He's also been a strong supporter of the Vegas Tech community including co-founding the VegasStartups.com blog. John is highly involved in social media, and can be found on Twitter: @techguy and Google Plus.

Vegas Startup Company Profile: JusCollege

The following is a short company profile interview with Andrew Citores, Co-Founder and CEO of JusCollege. If you’d like your vegas startup company profiled, drop us a note on our contact us page.

Tell us about your company

Simply put, JusCollege is the easiest way for students to plan, organize and book awesome travel and entertainment experiences — from spring break in Mexico to popular music festival packages across the country to VIP Las Vegas weekends, and everything in between.

Founded in 2010, we serve the $162 billion student travel market that is made up of more than 20 million college students and social groups. We’re change-makers, tech geeks who want to disrupt the traditional model of how student travel companies serve this market. We’re using mobile and web-based technology to give our travelers the information they need and ability to consume our products and services spontaneously and immediately while en route. We’re building a company for the “right now economy.”

In just three years, we’ve grown to more than 80,000 student customers at 100+ campuses and more than 300 fraternities, sororities and other campus organizations.

Tell us about your team

I’m the CEO (Andrew Citores) and Bo Thede is our COO.  In 2010, I was a student at Loyola Marymount University, running an entertainment business in Los Angeles and Bo was working in marketing for an online food ordering service while attending University of Colorado, Boulder.  We discussed the possibility of combining key elements of our businesses to create the ultimate online concierge service for college students. In November 2012, Allan Teruel joined our executive team as the company’s first CTO.

In 2013, JusCollege acquired CaboSpringBreak.com, a premier student tour provider in Cabo San Lucas for more than 20 years.  The acquisition added former CaboSpringBreak.com owner Jason Hollander to the team as Director of Travel Development. That same year, student travel veteran Jim Bianchi-Rossi also joined as VP of Operations. With his former agency, Bianchi-Rossi Tours, Jim has traveled more than 100,000 students to the Mexican Riviera and has 18 years of industry experience.

Why did you choose Las Vegas?  What do you love about Las Vegas

What’s best about Vegas is its energy and over-the-top delivery of amazing experiences you can’t get anywhere else in the world. Travelers these days have seen it all — and yet, they can still come to Las Vegas and see more.

Las Vegas is at the heart of our operations because it makes up a large portion of our business and it’s the center of the world when it comes to travel and entertainment. We’re expecting to travel more than 40,000 students to the city in 2014. In fact, JusCollege is among the top group providers for The Venetian, The Palazzo and Palms, and we regularly book packages that include stays at other Vegas hotels like Hard Rock and The Cosmopolitan. We also do VIP experience packages for groups like TAO as well as unique, one-of-a-kind events. Because we’re so focused on customer service, we have staff on site for all of these events. You can see why we feel the need to be here.

Being headquartered in Las Vegas also gives us the kind of face-to-face, personal relationships with our brand partners we could not get if we were headquartered elsewhere.

What can the Las Vegas community do to help your company?  

We’re all about growth, whether that’s through expanding into the college markets we haven’t yet reached or through smart, strategic partnerships we can ink with existing entertainment producers, hotel groups, transportation companies, restaurant groups, music producers and everything in between. We can give Vegas companies access to thousands of college students, if they can provide the high quality, unique entertainment and VIP experiences this market thrives on. We’re looking for partners who share our values: laser-focus on customer service, unforgettable experiences, safety and technology-driven delivery.

We’re particularly interested in the tech companies in Vegas that are specializing in travel and entertainment. JusCollege is already doing some interesting things with our mobile app, like giving our customers the information they need in real time, including connecting them to their friends and fellow travelers, promoting products and services spontaneously and allowing them to buy products on the go. We open our arms to any company that can augment those things.

What’s your best advice for startup entrepreneurs?

Don’t give up and focus, focus, focus (and focus more) on your sales goals. We’ve been through ups and downs, had highs and lows like you can’t imagine. At the end of 2011, we were down to our last $200, living at the office and just about ready to fold. We didn’t though. We moved the company back to my hometown of Menlo Park, found a few sales opportunities to focus on and dug in. Our sales started picking up, then they went crazy and six months later, JusCollege was booking and organizing hundreds of student trips, many of which were VIP packages to top hotels in Las Vegas. We hit profitability by the end of 2012. In 2013, we acquired two of the most respected travel companies in the industry, Bianchi-Rossi Tours and CaboSpringBreak.com, and now we’re on track to hit $3 million in sales by year’s end, servicing more than 80,000 customers.

Where can we find out more about your company?  

www.juscollege.com/news

What’s your twitter handle?

@juscollege

December 18, 2013 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 15 electronic medical record and health IT blogs. He also founded the Pure TV Network of blogs. John recently launched two new companies: InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com, and is an advisor to docBeat. As part of the Las Vegas Tech startup community, John helped organize the highly successful inaugural Startup Weekend Las Vegas. He's also been a strong supporter of the Vegas Tech community including co-founding the VegasStartups.com blog. John is highly involved in social media, and can be found on Twitter: @techguy and Google Plus.

Vegas Tech Startup OrderWithMe Raises $6 Million

It’s always great when a startup company in Las Vegas raises a round of funding, but a $6 million series b round of funding is event better. Congrats to OrderWithMe for closing the $6 million round of funding from Vegas Tech Fund, BaseVC, Tony Hsieh, and other local Las Vegas investors along with previous investors Infinity Venture Partners, SOS Ventures and Silicon Valley Bank.

For those not familiar with OrderWithMe, here’s a short summary of what they do:

With operations now in China and the US, OrderWithMe helps small businesses more effectively compete by streamlining their purchase orders and payments to all their vendors on one easy business-to-business platform. The business owners save substantial time by centralizing their inventory purchasing and payment activities. More importantly, businesses can then negotiate much bigger volume discounts from their suppliers by aggregating their purchase volume with others in the same industry.

December 4, 2013 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 15 electronic medical record and health IT blogs. He also founded the Pure TV Network of blogs. John recently launched two new companies: InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com, and is an advisor to docBeat. As part of the Las Vegas Tech startup community, John helped organize the highly successful inaugural Startup Weekend Las Vegas. He's also been a strong supporter of the Vegas Tech community including co-founding the VegasStartups.com blog. John is highly involved in social media, and can be found on Twitter: @techguy and Google Plus.

Technovation Solutions in Las Vegas

Check out the following interview with new Vegas Startup company, Technovation Solutions.

Tell us about your company.
With the foundational support of companies like Microsoft, Cisco, and NEC, Technovation Solutions has developed a business and technology integration center focused on building winning customer experiences and supplying the tools/software necessary to enable those experiences in a cost efficient manner.  We aggregate small and medium sized, cutting edge technology companies and work with them to drive leads, generate sales and integrate with other Technovation partner companies to create these solutions.  While our first foray is within the hospitality/travel vertical, we are also working to develop our retail, healthcare and education verticals.

Tell us about your team.
Our team is rather unique in that it consists of not only our direct hires but the entirety of our partner companies as well.  We work in a highly collaborative environment to meet client needs.  Additionally, on staff we have skills that cross a variety of disciplines including entrepreneurship, financing, and business and marketing strategy, sales and business development, partner services and support, and strong backgrounds in systems engineering and integration.

Why did you choose Las Vegas?  What do you love about Las Vegas?
Las Vegas was a particularly easy choice because of the breadth of conferences, meetings, and events that occur here.  These events allow us to access the range of clients and customers that we and our partner companies are targeting.  It allows us to not only showcase partner technology but provide a backdrop of great food, entertainment, and hospitality to our clients.  Furthermore, because of its entertainment value, even outside the normal convention/event calendar, we are able to entice folks to our Center. What we love about Las Vegas is how business-friendly and accessible it is. The city provides something for everyone at whatever budget they need. Close to 40 million people travel to Las Vegas annually. When you look at the hospitality industry behind the scenes in Las Vegas, it shows good technology paired with ongoing innovation.

What can the Las Vegas community do to help your company?  
The Las Vegas community provides a lot of opportunity for emerging businesses like ours, but you get what you give. The more we involve ourselves within the community, the more opportunities and success we can create. It is no secret that tech companies are moving to Las Vegas. It is still a town where who you know can really maximize your reach. By getting involved in the community you will know the movers and shakers. It’s like Teddy Roosevelt once said, “No one cares how much you know until they know how much you care.”

That said, the Las Vegas community can help us by coming to visit the Center at 9555 Hillwood Dr., Suite 140; telling colleagues about our services; and following us on Twitter at @Technovationctr.

What’s your best advice for startup entrepreneurs?
Financial management is key—overseeing and essentially counting your pennies is a must in any start-up!  Associating with groups, people and others with significant expertise and presence in your market helps dramatically in building credibility in the market and facilitating sales.  Surrounding yourself with a team that fills in where your weaknesses exist and working in a true team fashion is critical to success as well.  Taking risks and managing the risk factors as you do so is a true skill–seek all the help you need to ensure that you do this right.

Where can we find out more about your company?  What’s your twitter handle?
Visit us online at www.technovationsolutions.com. Follow us on Twitter @Technovationctr.

November 5, 2013 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 15 electronic medical record and health IT blogs. He also founded the Pure TV Network of blogs. John recently launched two new companies: InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com, and is an advisor to docBeat. As part of the Las Vegas Tech startup community, John helped organize the highly successful inaugural Startup Weekend Las Vegas. He's also been a strong supporter of the Vegas Tech community including co-founding the VegasStartups.com blog. John is highly involved in social media, and can be found on Twitter: @techguy and Google Plus.

Effortless Office – Vegas Startup Profile

Ever since we started VegasStartups.com, we’ve been adding to our list of Las Vegas startup companies. While not comprehensive, it’s getting pretty close (if your company is missing, let us know on our contact us page). Along with companies contacting us to be added to this list, they also often ask about how their company can be featured on our site. Rick and I are both busy with our own jobs and startup efforts, and so we often don’t have the time to do a full on feature of a company despite our desire to do so.

This recently happened to me again when a company called Effortless Office contacted us. After thinking about my lack of time, a lightbulb went off. “What if I create a generic Startup Profile?” Basically a list of questions that any Vegas startup company could answer and would introduce readers of this to a new Vegas Startup company.

That long winded intro aside, here’s the first Vegas Startup profile of Effortless Office as answered by Corbin Bridge:
Effortless Office
Tell us about your company
Effortless Office (EO) provides a virtual desktop solution and helps migrate companies to the cloud.  Our technology allows users to access their desktops from any location on almost any device. Our pricing model involves a fixed month to month fee to help users eliminate variable IT costs, allowing for easier budgeting. We also provide 24/7 tech support.  By moving a client’s desktop to the cloud, we eliminate the need for them to keep servers at their offices.  This provides greater security for our clients as our servers are housed at the Switch facility. Included in our services are anti-virus and spam monitoring. Finally, by utilizing a thin client we are able to eliminate the need for PC’s throughout an office. This helps reduce hardware costs and the thin client utilizes roughly 80% less power than a PC!

Tell us about your team
We have a small, yet diverse team!  Our owner, Ben Gayheart, has a degree in Engineering and has shaped the vision for EO.  Previously, Ben developed and ran Ascent Solutions which served the Las Vegas community for over 10 years!  We have a dedicated and passionate programming and tech support team with many years of experience in the technology industry.

Why did you choose Las Vegas?  What do you love about Las Vegas?
Before we were EO we were Ascent Solutions.  We proudly served the Las Vegas community, both on the strip and local businesses, for over 10 years.  When we rebranded as EO, we decided to stay in Las Vegas to continue operating in this great community! We love the energy here in Vegas. The people, the companies, the emerging tech startup scene! All these factors provide an excellent work environment.

What can the Las Vegas community do to help your company?
Visit our website and contact us with questions.  Ultimately, we would like to convert every site visitor into a user.  We are able to provide demo accounts if clients would like to experience how we work before purchasing our services.

What’s your best advice for startup entrepreneurs?
Results do not come from inaction or from luck.  Define your goal and go to work.  Mistakes are learning opportunities. Every successful entrepreneur has made them and learned from them and developed a better company because of them.

Where can we find out more about your company?  What’s your twitter handle?
You can find more information at our website www.effortlessoffice.com or visit us on twitter at @EOcloud.  You can also contact Corbin Bridge at cbridge@effortlessoffice.com for additional questions and to inquire about utilizing our services.

If you’d like your Vegas Startup profile published, drop us a note on our Contact Us page.

September 12, 2013 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 15 electronic medical record and health IT blogs. He also founded the Pure TV Network of blogs. John recently launched two new companies: InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com, and is an advisor to docBeat. As part of the Las Vegas Tech startup community, John helped organize the highly successful inaugural Startup Weekend Las Vegas. He's also been a strong supporter of the Vegas Tech community including co-founding the VegasStartups.com blog. John is highly involved in social media, and can be found on Twitter: @techguy and Google Plus.

Silicon Valley Tech Startup JusCollege Moves to Vegas

I was really excited to read the news that tech startup company, JusCollege, has chosen to move their company to Las Vegas from the bay area. The company was founded in 2010 and in just three years has grown to more than 60,000 customers nationwide. Here’s a short description of the company:

With a growing network of partners comprised of exclusive brands in Mexico, Las Vegas and beyond, JusCollege offers first-rate travel, entertainment and music festival packages that meet a diverse range of budgets. The company provides top deals on transportation, high quality accommodations and dining, VIP club access, activities and adventures for dozens of hot spots and highly-anticipated events among the college scene.

JusCollege’s convenient online service makes it easy for students to plan, coordinate and book their individual or group travel and events. In addition, the company has built its reputation as one of the most trustworthy student travel operators in the industry by putting a premium on ensuring the safety and satisfaction of their travelers with hands-on customer service and 24/7 support via email, text, chat and phone.

Certainly JusCollege has some synergies moving to Las Vegas since they’re among the top group providers for The Venetian Las Vegas, Palms Casino Resort and The Palazzo Las Vegas along with booking packages for Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. However, they’ve also taken note of the growing tech scene.

In fact, I think JusCollege is the start of a growing trend of tech startup companies that aren’t Vegas Tech Fund funded moving to Las Vegas. I think JusCollege is the third group of entrepreneurs I’ve met the past couple weeks who chose to move their company to Las Vegas and they don’t have funding from Downtown Project. No doubt, what Tony and Downtown Project are doing has influenced their decision to move here, but it’s great to see them moving here even without a check from Tony.

Welcome to the community JusCollege! Glad to have you on our ever growing list of Vegas Startup companies.

August 28, 2013 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 15 electronic medical record and health IT blogs. He also founded the Pure TV Network of blogs. John recently launched two new companies: InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com, and is an advisor to docBeat. As part of the Las Vegas Tech startup community, John helped organize the highly successful inaugural Startup Weekend Las Vegas. He's also been a strong supporter of the Vegas Tech community including co-founding the VegasStartups.com blog. John is highly involved in social media, and can be found on Twitter: @techguy and Google Plus.

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