As I mentioned in my previous CES Las Vegas post, there is going to be a lot of great stuff happening in Las Vegas over the next couple of weeks. Las Vegas startup companies are going to get a lot of exposure, meet a lot of amazing people, and have the opportunity to build a lot of amazing partnerships. The largest event coming to Las Vegas is CES, but sandwiched on both sides of CES is the New Media Expo and the Affiliate Summit West. Both bring a lot of amazing people to Las Vegas.
Hopefully everyone in Las Vegas that works in consumer electronics (which is most Vegas Tech Startup companies) got your free pass to attend CES. I know I got a last minute free pass last year by just searching around. So, that still might be a possibility if you really want to go and can’t spring for a pass to attend. Although, there are so many other CES related events happening during CES that you can profit from those as well. Here are just a few of the ones I’ve found:
Startup Weekend Las Vegas – If you haven’t been to a Startup Weekend, you need to go and check it out. This should be a good one tied in right before CES.
AT&T Developer Summit and Hackathon – If you are a mobile developer or have an idea for a killer mobile app, you might want to look at hitting up the AT&T Hackathon. It’s too bad that this overlaps with Startup Weekend Las Vegas since they are both great events that would have similar audiences.
LaunchUp Las Vegas – This is the 8th edition of LaunchUp and has the amazing keynote speaker, Brad Feld. Brad is a venture capitalist and writes a blog that you should be reading. He also just published the book Startup Communities which is a great read for those of us interested in growing the Vegas Startup community.
Demo Vegas – This is a really great effort by a large number of people in the Vegas Tech startup community to showcase Las Vegas Startup companies during CES. They’ll be busing people from CES and the New Media Expo to see 20 Vegas Tech startup companies. Plus, I’ve seen on Twitter that the famous blogger Robert Scoble will be there a long with a number of Twitter executives. Add that to Switch’s new InNEVation Center and the CES media will have a lot of great content about Vegas Startup companies at their fingertips.
Girls In Tech Las Vegas Mixer – I stopped by the last Girls in Tech Las Vegas event and had a great time meeting some amazing women. I’m really glad they’re doing an event during CES and looking at the RSVP’s it looks like it will be a great event.
Vegas Jelly – Everyone in Las Vegas should know about the Vegas Jelly that happens every Thursday night at The Beat Coffee House (and upstairs at /usr/lib/) in downtown Las Vegas. I expect the next two Vegas Jelly are going to be packed full of interesting visitors to Las Vegas.
Those are just a few to get you started. If you know of other events happening over the next couple weeks that people should know about, let us know in the comments.
Think of all the tech industry leaders that are going to be in Las Vegas the next couple weeks. Let’s make the most of it and help them to learn about the growing Vegas Tech community.