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    Former NFL Player Tackles Hashtags

    By Nicole Ely

    It’s an ordinary Saturday and you’re strolling through the mall. Suddenly, music blares on the speakers and a few people begin dancing in unison.

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    New Coding School Aims to Make Downtown’s Tech Scene Hardcore

    By Nicole Ely

    Downtown's talent pool may soon grow with the help of the Iron Yard, a coding school that is expanding to Las Vegas.

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    Crowdfunding Tips from an Expert

    By Nicole Ely

    You’re a first-time entrepreneur and you just finished your business plan for your first startup. But after practicing your elevator pitch over and over and networking, you can’t find anyone willing to invest in your company and you don’t have enough in your bank account to bootstrap. So what now?

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    New Startup Connects Patients Seeking Treatment, Rumgr Leaves for the Bay Area

    By Nicole Ely

    Seven years ago, Rachael Korinek was diagnosed with a series of overlapping conditions without any good options for treatment. After wasting time and money on a series of specialists, what ended up helping her most was connecting with other patients online.

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    Housekeeping Startup Maidly Focuses on Convenience, Small Touches

    By Nicole Ely

    There’s nothing more satisfying than coming home to your apartment after a long day of work to find it sparkling clean—the floors immaculate, the once-crusty stove gleaming. But for busy Las Vegans, finding a reputable cleaner and setting up an appointment can be almost as time-consuming as doing chores.

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    Manufacturing Startup Factorli Stops Operations After Founder’s Departure

    By Nicole Ely

    Las Vegas’ Downtown scene received a new blow with the recent announcement that Factorli, a manufacturing company that planned to handle small runs for hardware startups, will be ceasing operations.

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    Summer School’s in Session for These Lucky Startups

    By Nicole Ely

    While the media coverage of Bitcoin has calmed down, Las Vegas companies hoping to capitalize on the digital currency are popping up. One of the newest ones is Leetcoin, dreamed up by local Kingsley Edwards.

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    Farewell to Ticket Cake

    By Nicole Ely

    Sad news is whispering through the Downtown tech scene: Ticket Cake, the online platform that allows event organizers to track promotions and market more effectively, is shutting down.

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    Meetups Fuel Vegas’ Tech Scene

    By Nicole Ely

    While getting to know many of the local techies Downtown and throughout the Valley, one thing I hear often is how inclusive this community is compared to other tech cities. Many newcomers and visitors say they are surprised when they’re meeting with other entrepreneurs and hear, “How can I help you?” promptly following their company pitch.

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    Downtown Car-Sharing Program Shifts Into High Gear

    By Nicole Ely

    Tony Hsieh first heard of Project 100, the new car-sharing program that was supposed to launch this spring, at a 2013 Super Bowl party. The startup’s founder Zach Ware shared the idea over drinks at the Hard Rock Hotel, and Hsieh was inspired by the concept enough to make one of the largest of his personal investments in the project.

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    Become an Entrepreneur Without Quitting the Day Job

    By Nicole Ely

    Downtown Las Vegas has a new investor. Well, sorta new. The Mill, a branch of the Vegas Tech Fund, opened up shop in January and is funding entrepreneurs in the earliest stages of developing their businesses.

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    Fluencr Brings Big Brands to You

    By Nicole Ely

    Gerome Sapp, pro-football-player-turned-entrepreneur, wants to bridge the divide between normal people and big brands with a new social platform called Fluencr.

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    New Apps Let You Preorder Drinks, Build Community

    By Nicole Ely

    Waiting at a Las Vegas bar can be annoying, what with squeezing past that bro too busy texting to move and the blonde who decided to ask the bartender for suggestions when it’s obviously crowded. Thanks to Progression Labs, a business accelerator powered by the Vegas Tech Fund and Downtown Project, a new startup is hoping to save you time so you can get straight to boozing.

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