Free Las Vegas Startups Newsletter Want to receive the latest on Las Vegas Tech Startups sent straight to your email? Get all the latest and greatest insights into Las Vegas Startups for FREE!

UNLV Solar Decathlon Team

If you haven’t seen what the UNLV Solar Decathlon team is doing, you should check it out. They’ve been all over Las Vegas talking about their project. They’ve got a great story and it’s great to see UNLV students doing such amazing work. I caught up with them at an event I attended a little while back and had them do a short video talking about their project. It was just a quick video on my cell phone camera, so excuse the poor audio and video, but it gets the idea across.

If you want to see them in person, the UNLV Solar Decathlon Team will be the guest speakers at the Las Vegas Green Chamber of Commerce July 9th business mixer at the Springs Preserve.
When: 09 Jul 2013 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Location: Springs Preserve 297 S. Valley View, Las Vegas, NV 89107

The Las Vegas Green Chamber of Commerce will donate $10 of each guest and at door ticket to support the UNLV Solar Decathlon Team.

If you can’t attend the event, but would still like to support the UNLV Solar Decathlon team, check out their fundraising progress on their website.

Also, check out this video showing off the UNLV Solar Decathlon Team:

July 7, 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.

Interview with Justin McVay from UNLV Business STARTUP Center

The following is an interview with Justin McVay, Startup Advisor, from the UNLV Business STARTUP Center.

Tell us some background on the UNLV Business STARTUP Center. Who’s involved in the center?

The UNLV Business STARTUP Center was formed to meet the ever-growing needs of the on- and off-campus startup community. We wanted to provide a resource for guidance, advice, counsel and mentorship for founders or entrepreneurs developing their startup. We have experts in business formation, economic and business development, banking and capital formation, marketing and research, and other areas who mentor and assist new companies through these processes and more.

What kind of services can a startup company in and around Las Vegas get from the UNLV Business Startup Center?

We offer a wide variety of business-related services and can craft our individual services to best fit the need of the startup. From napkin to execution, we have available services to mentor a startup through business creation, strategic planning, marketing, building financial reports, or preparing for investor meetings. If we can’t help, we’ll find someone who can.

Is this only for UNLV students or can anyone use your services? What are the costs of your services?

We are a campus and community resource, so we cater to university students and faculty, as well as the greater Las Vegas Startup Community. Our resources are offered at absolutely no cost – we never charge a fee and we don’t ask for any equity or ownership rights with the startups we assist.

How is this different than the Small Business Center at UNLV?

The UNLV Business STARTUP Center is still part of the Nevada and nationwide group of Small Business Development Centers. However, our Center recently decided to refocus its efforts and resources toward the startup and entrepreneur community, positioning itself to assist high-growth startups, particularly in the tech and innovation-based space, who typically have the ability to scale quickly. We also have partnerships with other organizations in the area who can assist small businesses that may not fall within our scope, so services are still available no matter what your idea or business.

What can the Las Vegas Startup community do to help you in your mission?

We really are kind of a startup ourself, just getting our legs under us, bringing our team together and beginning to tell our story – the parallels of starting an organization like this are very similar to building a company. So that’s I think where the community can help, by spreading the word of what we’re doing and how we can assist entrepreneurs and startups. I know we can assist entrepreneurs on their road to success if we can get the word out that we are here to help. Tell your associates, friends and colleagues what we’re doing and I think that will certainly give us a great head start.

What’s your top advice for a startup entrepreneur?

Always be tenacious, but recognize when you may be a bit out of your lane and you need to ask for help. Raising your hand and requesting support does not mean you’re not great at what you do. However, the more you’re willing to get advice, mentorship or assistance in areas outside of your area of expertise only makes you a better founder or entrepreneur, and your startup will be the better for it.

June 11, 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.

UNLV Rebel Business Network Launch Event with Coach Dave Rice

I recently got a message from Matt Engle about the kick-off of the Rebel Business Network. I know that many in Vegas Tech are graduates of UNLV and I know that many of them are big fans of rebel basketball. This kick off event seems like the best of both things. Plus, we all know that one of the keys to a good tech community is good feeder schools.

Here’s the message I got with all the details:

Please join me and notable business leaders as we kick-off the Rebel Business Network, a program of the UNLV Alumni Association. The featured speaker will be Dave Rice ’91 ’93, Head Coach of the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels.

Wednesday, May 16
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Richard Tam Alumni Center (NW corner of Maryland Pkwy/Harmon)
4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas NV 89154

Register Now – $25 per person (through below link); $35 per person after the registration deadline of May 7

Ticket includes lunch, parking, program, and a chance to win an autographed basketball from Coach Rice.

About the Rebel Business Network:
In today’s tough economy, alumni can help each other by seeking networking, products, and services for personal and business needs through fellow alumni in their area.

Benefits of being part of the Rebel Business Network include:
1. Business Directory – A searchable database of alumni professionals available for view by the general public – similar to electronic yellow pages. The business directory is a convenient way to find alumni who offer products and services for your use.
2. Hire a Rebel – Gain introductions to alumni and UNLV leaders for hiring and other employment opportunities by searching the listings.
3. Networking – Members will have the opportunity to build relationships with each other and UNLV leadership through luncheons and mixers.

April 24, 2012 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.

Want to receive the latest email updates about:

  • Las Vegas Startup Companies
  • Las Vegas Tech Events
  • Las Vegas Startup News

Sign up Now!