07

Jan

Redflint Las Vegas is hosting two Lean StartUp events along with a Data Visualization simulation the week of January 9. The Lean Startup events are designed to introduce Lean Startup concepts to participants through classroom sessions on Tuesday January 10 READ MORE

29

Nov

IYV Batch 6 Program Wrap Up: It’s All Uphill From Here

Batch six of the Iron Yard Ventures program spun up in September from Work In Progress in Las Vegas, Nevada. Over 350 applicants sought the mentoring, leadership, and access to resources  the program offered. The stories about arriving in Las READ MORE

18

Nov

Startup CEO Stories Guru Games Part 2: The Next Steps

The arc of excitement is near its denouement as community night approaches November 22. When Evan Thomas and Troy Pettie started they were UNLV students with a great idea. Now they finish their first accelerator growing from employees to employers. READ MORE

17

Nov

Startup CEO Stories SidePrize Part 2: The Next Steps

The cohort in Vegas is winding down for SidePrize. Founders have pushed hard for three months scaling their products, earning customers, and making connections. It’s time to leave the relative safety of Iron Yard Ventures for the brutal world of READ MORE

16

Nov

Yesterday, VegasTech.com wrote an incredible profile piece on one of the seven teams from our accelerator program. Jacqueline is a gifted writer/editor, and also runs VegasTech (solo), and is involved in so much else, so, I’m very thankful she took READ MORE

15

Nov

On Nov 22nd our accelerator program will have a Demo Day where seven companies present their products to 150+ members of the local tech community. We’d love to have you there. Our accelerator is a 13-week program that helps entrepreneurs READ MORE

09

Nov

Startup CEO Stories Guru Games Part 1: Getting Here

The following statement sounds preposterous to those who don’t understand why: Candy Crush players spent $1.3 billion on the game in 2014. That trend for the game may be downward now, but that doesn’t change anything. Monetizing mobile games is READ MORE

08

Nov

Startup CEO Stories Mental Happy Part 1: Getting Here

The Birchbox effect is a huge eCommerce trend right now. It combines retail therapy with the thoughtfulness of someone’s insight for a Christmas every month feeling. All for a monthly fee, naturally. Not only does it create ongoing customer satisfaction, READ MORE

07

Nov

Startup CEO Stories SidePrize Part 1: Getting Here

The world of eSports is flush with cash. Global revenue jumped from $250 million in 2015 to an expected $463 million this year. Most experts expect that number to be over $1 billion by 2018. With prize pools growing at READ MORE

01

Nov

Each month I send out a lengthy update on the status of the program and the progress of the companies. Since we don’t yet have an “official” newsletter yet, I decided to post part of the update to our blog, READ MORE