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#vegastech Open Beta Email List

From the always creative minds of the founders of Wedgies is the #vegastech open beta email list. What a great idea and a simple thing to implement. Here’s the copy from the website:

The #vegastech open beta list gives you early access to beta projects from the #vegastech community. This list is a place where hackers, tinkers, companies and community members can post their projects and get genuine feedback from their peers.

Openbeta will only send you one email per week and will never send you spam.

There’s also an email link on that page where you can submit your company’s beta to be distributed to the list.

We often hear that one of the beautiful parts of silicon valley and the incubator programs is that there’s an easy way to access a small community of beta users for your product. Hopefully this list can do the same for many of the startup companies in Las Vegas.

If you haven’t done so already, go and sign up for the #vegastech open beta email list. It’s a simple way for you to give back to the Vegas Startup community.

July 17, 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.

Las Vegas Tech Startup Map

One of the first things we created when we started writing Vegas Startups was to create a list of Las Vegas startup companies. The list hasn’t evolved much since we first started it, but we continue to add companies to the list every week. It still needs some polish and if you’re company is missing from out list, let us know on our contact us page. However, it’s a pretty good list of the companies in the Las Vegas startup community.

A while back I saw a few other communities create a map of all the various startup companies in their town. I was jealous of them, but didn’t have the time to be able to follow in their footsteps and create one for Vegas (they made their code available for other communities). Well, someone else in the Vegas Tech community took the initiative and created the Vegas Tech Map.

It’s a great little way to visualize the various startup companies in Las Vegas. Although, it will be even more cool when all of the companies are added. It only has 27 startups on their list now, so we still need a lot of companies to submit their company to the list. If you have a tech startup company, go to the Vegas Tech Map and click the “Add Something” button.

I look forward to seeing the hundreds of Las Vegas startup companies spread across the entire valley (including those of us who technically live in Henderson).

April 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.

Switch and InNEVation

For those of you in Las Vegas Tech that aren’t familiar with Switch, you should know about them and what they have available. Luckily there are a number of Swtich employees that are regularly attending the Las Vegas Jelly events so you can meet them there. Of course, you could also hit up @MissyByte on Twitter and I bet if you make a professional request, she’ll give you a tour of the SuperNap to see some of the really cool things they’re doing with data center, clouds and colocation in Las Vegas. Just wait until after CES since I’m sure Switch is swamped with all the tech people in Las Vegas for CES. Once you get a tour, you’ll see that big internet companies like Google, eBay and HP have presences in Las Vegas in Switch’s data centers.

For those of you less interested in Data Centers (I use to be a data center guy in my past life), you should check out a page on Switch’s website called INNEVATION.com – The “New Nevada” Nexus. At first glance the page probably looks a bit obtuse, but I can tell you there’s been quite a bit of thinking going on behind that page.

Switch isn’t quite ready to give out all the details of INNEVATION and all their plans and aspirations to help out the Vegas Tech movement, but I think they have the potential to do some really good things for Nevada. We’ll have to see all the details once they make their official announcements.

Yes, Switch has been generally kind of quiet in the past. They haven’t been the biggest Las Vegas tech cheerleaders in the past for a number of reasons (some of them likely contractual). However, this recent story in the Economist about Switch and diversifying the Nevada economy might be one indication that Switch is ready to help wave the Las Vegas entrepreneurship and Las Vegas Tech flag. I think Switch will be one of many strong VegasTech and entrepreneurship voices that are emerging. So, keep an eye on what they’re doing.

January 7, 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.

Launch of VegasTech.com – Add Las Vegas Companies and Entreprenuers

When we first started Vegas Startups, we decided that it might be cool to put together a list of all the various Las Vegas startup companies that we found along the way. We went really high tech and put together this bullet list of Las Vegas Startup companies. We knew it was just a start, but was good enough considering Rick and I only knew of about 20 tech companies in Las Vegas at the time.

Fast forward about 6 months later and it’s fair to say that the Vegas Tech community and the number of Las Vegas startup companies we know is completely different from what we knew about then. It seems like pretty much every day there’s some new piece of news happening in Vegas Tech. I’ve actually captured a lot of the coverage and plan to link to all the various pieces that apply to Las Vegas startups over the next couple weeks.

While Rick and I plan to continue writing about startup companies in Las Vegas on this site, we’re excited to let everyone know about the recently launched VegasTech.com.

Everyone that has a Startup Company in and around Las Vegas should go and add your company. Plus, there’s even a place for Las Vegas tech people and entrepreneurs to add their name and profile to the list of people that are part of Vegas Tech. You can find Rick’s profile here and mine here (yes, I need a different picture).

Over time I think we’ll probably change our list of Vegas Startup companies to somehow incorporate the company profiles on VegasTech.com. No sense in us duplicating the work that’s being done there. So, go and add your company on VegasTech.com so we can change our list of Las Vegas startup companies to just link to your VegasTech.com company profile.

Look for more exciting stuff happening in Vegas Tech!

December 14, 2011 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 Tech Company HealthDataInsights Sells for $400 Million

Great news coming out today that a Las Vegas company, HealthDataInsights, sold for $400 million to HMS Holdings. Founded by Victor Chaltiel (yep, they guy who recently ran for Mayor of Las Vegas) with Andrea Benko as Co-Founder, President and CEO.

This is a great example of how a tech company can do very well in Las Vegas. How many people outside of Las Vegas would have bet that a Las Vegas tech company could sell for $400 million? I think using the baseball analogy, we’ll call that a triple (Zappos was a homerun if you’re keeping score). Not a bad next step for the burgeoning tech startup community in Las Vegas.

Mark Suster has a great post up where he talks about GRP Partner’s investment and 30% ownership in HealthDataInsights. It makes a lot of sense for a VC firm like GRP Partners to invest in Las Vegas. LA is a short 5 hour drive up the I-15 to get to Las Vegas. Plus, between vacation and conferences, they’re going to be in Las Vegas anyway. I look forward to seeing Mark Suster and GRP Partners doing a lot more investing in Las Vegas Tech Startup companies.

Also, as Mark Suster mentions in his post, HDI was a woman run company since the Founder and CEO is Andrea Benko. I’m sure many in #VegasTech would love to have more women like Andrea Benko more involved. A good place to start would be at next week’s Startup Weekend Las Vegas or another Vegas Tech Event.

November 8, 2011 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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