In Downtown Las Vegas at the UP Global Summit

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I just landed in Downtown Las Vegas for my first trip for business in over a year. The post In Downtown Las Vegas at the UP Global Summit appeared first on Feld Thoughts. I’m here for the UP Global Summit and then our UP Global board meeting on Sunday.

Las Vegas and CES: The New Cannes

VC Cafe

This week marked the annual b2b marketing frenzy known as the Consumer Electronics Show (URL) in Las Vegas. ” Las Vegas has become the new Cannes and the stakes are indeed high.

Lean Startup Conference 2018 is Coming to Las Vegas

Startup Lessons Learned

After eight years in San Francisco, the Lean Startup Company's annual flagship conference is moving to downtown Las Vegas. a little while back about hosting our conference in Downtown Las Vegas, we saw it as an opportunity to further expand our mission beyond Silicon Valley. Lean Startup Conference 2018 November 14 – 16, 2018 Zappos Campus, Downtown Las Vegas Click Here to Register

24 Hours In Las Vegas With My Dad

Feld Thoughts

Our annual 24 hours (usually more like 30) together in Las Vegas every January for CES is another one. Last night during my two mile post dinner walk from the Hard Rock (where I had an awesome dinner at Nobu) to the Venetian (where I subsequently had a very short night of sleep), my mind wandered around about the great time I had with my dad at CES. My dad and I have developed several annual traditions including a really delightful father-son weekend.

Mobile Commerce in Las Vegas – On the Ground at the Downtown Project

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Last year, Zappos’s CEO Tony Hsieh spent much of his keynote speech at SXSW V2V 2013 on the Downtown Project, the name he gave to his personal economic and cultural revitalization effort of several acres of the original, downtown Las Vegas. Consumer Digital Editorial Gaming Mobile Startup 101 downtown project las vegas nomic preo SXSW V2V vegas slots venetian

Founder Suicides

Feld Thoughts

It’s part of a series done by Re/code on the Downtown Las Vegas project. It’s a rough one that talks about three suicides – Jody Sherman (4/13), Ovik Banerjee (1/14), and Matt Berman (4/14) – all people involved in the Vegas Tech phenomenon.

The End of ‘Do Not Disturb’?

YoungUpstarts

Neither Hilton nor Disney will say the changes are the result of the massacre of concertgoers in Las Vegas on Oct. These are disturbing times.

ExhibitMatch.com – Matching Trade Exhibitors With Vendors

YoungUpstarts

Founded in 2010, Las Vegas-based startup ExhibitMatch ( www.exhibitmatch.com ) hopes to solve that particular problem – it is a global online interactive bidding platform that matches trade show exhibitors with stand builders from around the world.

Global Cash Access Acquires Austin-based Multimedia Games for $1.2 Billion

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Global Cash Access Holdings of Las Vegas announced Monday plans to buy Austin-based Multimedia Games Holding Co. Austin Global Cash Access Holdings Las Vegas Multimedia Games for $1.2 billion in cash. Global Cash has agreed to acquire all outstanding common stock of Multimedia Games for $36.50 per share, 31 premium from the stock’s close on Sept.

NetSuite under Oracle: More, Better, Forever?

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SuiteWorld has moved to Las Vegas, our safe harbor statement. Jim McGeever, former President of NetSuite, now EVP of that global business unit at Oracle joked things had changed significantly after it invested over $ 9 billion to acquire NetSuite.

Creativity around the planet

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Innovation from around the world Stadel Museum in the flesh – Germany Design Capital – Las Vegas, US Europe’s startup capitals – various Services Outsourcing – Poland Reimagining India – India British Airways Digital Luggage Tag – UK Manufacturing lessons

What starts in Vegas today, will not stay in Vegas

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A US District Judge will preside over a trial starting today in Las Vegas related to a $209 million copyright lawsuit Oracle has filed against Rimini Street. Having been an expert witness in a few software cases, I know both. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

We the People

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Finding myself in Las Vegas this week, I. I have been on civil juries. I have been an expert witness in a few pieces of technology litigation. I do not, however, go too often as an observer to many courtrooms. Industry Commentary

The HP Enterprise Startup

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I had a chance to spend some time at the HP Enterprise Discover event in Las Vegas last week. I was last at the event in 2012 when HP was a $120 billion entity. Today, HPE after the spin off. Industry Commentary

Oracle, time to move on?

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After plenty of name calling at the trial in Las Vegas, both Oracle and Rimini Street sent a few of us reasonable sounding emails about the jury’s verdict awarding Oracle $ 50 million in damages. Oracle had asked for close. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

More New Florence

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s Big Influence The colors of Las Vegas. on the innovation blog The Clei Cabrio convertible bed Sabotage by software The transit of Venus The IT Consultants – Venture Capitalists Bit.Ly’s Innovative Business Uses of Technology

Mercy Hospital Virtual Care Center Supported By Oblong

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If you are at HIMSS this week in Las Vegas, go visit Oblong at booth #10725 on the show floor and see the future of collaboration in action. My friends at Oblong have been involved in some very cool new installations of their Mezzanine product in different vertical markets.

Discount to HR Tech Conference

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Good friend Bill Kutik is again offering a nice discount to readers of this blog to the 14th annual HR Technology Conference ,this year for a change in Las Vegas starting October 2- easily the best HR software and best

ATX, Healthcare Startup Mecca?

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On Monday this week, I saw thousands of Health IT professionals descend on Las Vegas for the the annual HIMSS Conference. Oracle has… Continue reading on Medium

Startup Advice from the Founders of Geekdom in San Antonio

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By LAURA LOREK Publisher of Silicon Hills News The founders of Geekdom borrowed the “Serendipitous Collision of Ideas” phrase from Tony Hsieh, founder, and CEO of Zappos, and a catalyst in the Las Vegas technology community, said Lorenzo Gomez, chairman of Geekdom.

ATX , Healthcare Startup Mecca?

Austin Startup

On Monday this week, I saw thousands of Health IT professionals descend on Las Vegas for the the annual HIMSS Conference. Oracle has… Continue reading on Medium

The Marathon Man

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SAP is introducing an Innovation Weekend around its annual TechEd event in Berlin and Las Vegas next month. It gives participants a chance to “Gain hands-on experience with some of SAP's coolest and newest innovative technologies, taking an idea from.

The Net Neutrality Napkin

Feld Thoughts

A few weeks before the FCC vote on Net Neutrality, I spent the weekend in Las Vegas with my dad. He recently wrote a beautiful post about his side of the experience.

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The Upcoming Weekend With My Dad In Chicago

Feld Thoughts

In the past, we’ve gone to Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Austin, Miami Beach, Las Vegas again, and a few other places. Every year, my dad and I go on a father son trip somewhere for the weekend. We go wherever he wants to go.

Atlas Debuts its Fitness Tracking Device at CES and Launches Pre-Orders on IndieGoGo

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Techstars Austin Alumni Atlas Wearables officially launched its fitness device last week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Atlas received quite a reception with a big write up in TechCrunch. It participated in the TechCrunch Battlefield for hardware companies at CES.

Cubelets at CES 2013

Feld Thoughts

The first thing I had to do when I got to CES was a panel for Startup America so the Modular Robotics booth was literally one of the first places I stopped after getting to Las Vegas. A bunch of the companies we’ve invested in were at CES 2013.

Austin and San Antonio Ranked Top Metros for Startups

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The five metros with the highest startup activity in the 2016 index were Austin, Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Las Vegas. Austin is the top spot in the country for startup activity and San Antonio earns the 13th spot on the Kauffman Foundation’s latest Startup Index. Austin ranked at the top spot in 2015 […] The post Austin and San Antonio Ranked Top Metros for Startups appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin San Antonio

An Interview with Author and Lean Startup Conference 2018 Speaker Giff Constable

Startup Lessons Learned

One of the speakers at this year’s Lean Startup Conference , which kicks off on November 14th in Las Vegas, is Giff Constable.

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LazyHusband at SXSW

Feld Thoughts

I met Ethan when I was in Las Vegas in January for CES – he came up to me at the VegasTech event I did and showed me the beta of LazyHusband. I met his dad Rick the previous year at CES at a breakfast we had talking about the Las Vegas tech community and how they could use some of the principals I was working on at the time around building Startup Communities that have since shown up in Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City.

It’s Award Season At Occipital

Feld Thoughts

The 2014 International CES show in Las Vegas is just two months away. Just under two months ago, Occipital launched their new Structure Sensor on Kickstarter. Over the course of 45 days, it raised more than $1.2M to become the 6 th most funded tech-category project ever on the site. Kickstarter backers aren’t the only people who are enthusiastic about Occipital’s new creation.

Some Days I Just Have To Hide In My Room

Feld Thoughts

I’m in Las Vegas at CES. It was a great day but at the end of it I was totally used up, especially since I got up at 4am Las Vegas time to go to the airport. I walked the floor yesterday, had a bunch of meetings in the afternoon, and then went out to dinner at Nobu with my partners and a bunch of the founders of companies we are investors in.

Greetings from SXSW V2V: A Little KAW in Vegas

Austin Startup

I’m in Las Vegas this week, taking in the inaugural SXSW V2V conference. (You You can follow moments from the proceedings on your social media of choice.) First things, first.

San Antonio-based Storific Wins People’s Choice Award at M2M Conference

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Storific, the startup that relocated recently from Paris to San Antonio, won the People’s Choice Award last month at the Mobile 2 Mobile Evolution Conference and Expo in Las Vegas. Storific has created a free mobile phone app that lets people order and pay for food and skip the lines at a restaurant. The M2M […] The post San Antonio-based Storific Wins People’s Choice Award at M2M Conference appeared first on SiliconHills. San Antonio Geekdom Storific

Explaining Net Neutrality to My Dad

Feld Thoughts

It’s late Saturday night after an awesome day in Las Vegas with my dad. Don’t ask my why we ended up in Vegas – it’s a mystery to both of us, but we are having fun.

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I Love Starting The Year Off With CES

Feld Thoughts

Generally, I’m completely overwhelmed by the people and the stuff and the idea of spending a few days in Las Vegas playing trade show monkey makes me tired just thinking about it. An early morning run, followed by eight hours of walking around playing with technology, followed by three hours hanging out with good friends and colleagues at a great Las Vegas restaurant.

ICYMI: Google’s Self-Driving Car Project at SXSW

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Defense Department launched the DARPA Grand Challenge to have a car drive 150 miles by itself across the Mojave desert from Los Angeles to Las Vegas. In 2003, the U.S. That’s when Google’s Chris Ursom, director of its self-driving car project, first got involved with autonomous cars. More than 100 teams registered the first year […] The post ICYMI: Google’s Self-Driving Car Project at SXSW appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

A Full Day At CES

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My dad and I left the Venetian yesterday at 8:30am to head over to the Las Vegas Convention Center. That’s one of the best things about Las Vegas. Pro Tip: If you are at CES today and want to connect, I’ll be hanging out at Eureka Park from 11am this morning (Friday) when I’m on a panel about diversity until I leave the premises at 2:30. When I arrived back at the room at 10pm, I was done / baked / toasted / wiped.

The Tucked And The Untucked

Feld Thoughts

Last night I gave the kickoff talk to the West Michigan Policy Forum. I did my riff on Startup Communities and followed it up with a short Q&A on issues specific to Michigan’s entrepreneurial scene.

10 Best Cities in the United States for Startups and Entrepreneurs (2018)

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Las Vegas, NV. Startup activity in Las Vegas is booming. A recent study by the Kauffman Foundation found Las Vegas bounding onto the startup scene, countering the public perception that Vegas is entirely centered around gambling and resorts.

The Importance of Young People In Your Startup Community

Feld Thoughts

From Chattanooga to Omaha to Las Vegas, many cities in the US – and around the world – are building startup communities. An important part of doing this to attract, retain, and mentor more young people. Behind every successful startup community is a group of young people with their entire life ahead of them. These youngsters aren’t afraid to take on projects bigger than themselves and won’t take no for an answer.

Does Me-Too Stuff Bore You?

Feld Thoughts

I’ll be at CES in Las Vegas this week so I expect to have a dose of nerd-eye-candy (e.g. As 2011 kicks off, I think we are in for a ton of innovative software and Internet stuff this year. Yeah, some of it will be “just like everything else but different.&# However, of the areas we invest heavily in – human computer interaction – has an incredible amount of activity going on.

PitchU Through Online Video With VenCorps And Kauffman Foundation

YoungUpstarts

You can check them out in New York, Boston, Tampa, Las Vegas, Chicago, and Los Angeles.

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Why I Go To CES

Feld Thoughts

Finally, I had plenty that is the weirdness of Las Vegas. I had a death defying run on the Las Vegas strip. And I’m just came back through a smoke filled casino from a breakfast with some of the leaders of the Las Vegas startup community (see more on the Startup Communities site soon.) Every year my partners at Foundry Group and I go to CES.