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The Power of VegasTech and its Hashtag

Unidev's Steve Thomas at LaunchUpThe VegasTech hashtag is a powerful communication tool that keeps the community thriving and growing every minute of the day thanks to Twitter.  The hashtag brings people, companies and event happenings all to one place.  Las Vegas is one of the most entrepreneurial cities within the United States.  According to CNN, they listed Nevada as the 7th most entrepreneurial state because of the number of technology firms that recently opened up and the friendly business tax climate.

Unidev is new to this community.  As a new member, Unidev is trying find its place and where the cool kids are hanging out. The VegasTech hashtag made it easy for Unidev to find out where it needs to be and how to locate techies and entrepreneurs in the VegasTech community.

On the contrary, the VegasTech hashtag also helped launch Unidev as a key player.  The community sees Unidev as an advocate in hosting events and participating in events. These event opportunities create awareness in local companies and techies, who then become more inclined to support Unidev in the future.

One example of event participation is when Unidev’s VP of Business Development, Steve Thomas, acquired the opportunity to speak last week at LaunchUp#5.  LaunchUp is a local organization that assists new start-ups in introducing themselves, and teaches them how the VegasTech Community can help in building a name. Another speaker was part of a newly funded company by VegasTech, called Ticketcake.  To purchase the tickets for the event everyone used their website www.ticketcake.com.  While Unidev was representing itself at the event, it also promoted the Ticketcake website.  Through the power of Twitter and the VegasTech hash tag, Unidev and Ticketcake gladly started including each other on their tweets to advertise the event.

The LauchUp event was a great success. The VegasTech hashtag created collaboration between Unidev and Ticketcake, who will now work on a project together.  Both companies are excited about the new partnership and look forward to working on many future projects together.