June 19, 2014

Betting on Innovation: The Revitalization of Downtown Las Vegas

Back in its heyday, Downtown Las Vegas was the place to be for glitz, glamour, and — of course — gambling. Then the ‘70s hit, and the shiny lights of the newly developed Strip pushed the former central business district out of the limelight. Downtown Las Vegas remained underappreciated for decades with high crime rates, crumbling casinos, and a sadly tarnished image. That is, until recently, when entrepreneur Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos, swooped in to fund a revitalization of the area through the Downtown Project.

Today, Downtown Las Vegas (DTLV) is a startup’s paradise, a bustling community HQ for entrepreneurs and passionate industry players in fashion, food, music, and tech. Join startup company Tech Cocktail as they walk us through what’s on the horizon and share how they work it, Vegas-style.