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Unidev is a new board member of the Technology Business Alliance of Nevada (TBAN). The board is focusing on the creation of a central unit in which the Nevada technology community can come together as one. One of the first major changes TBAN is implementing is the President’s Board. TBAN is bringing together representatives from local and state Government, the Las Vegas Chambers and the Regional Development Authority (RDA). The goal of the President’s Board is to unify the voice of technology, create synergies and communicate the goings on of each organization in efforts to encourage and advance the growth of the technology sector in Southern Nevada. Mike Gardineer, President of TBAN says, “We’re thrilled with the direction and momentum of TBAN. The Board, our generous sponsors, our membership and the community in general are all enthusiastic about solidifying and codifying the way in which technology contributes to the Nevadan economy and culture.”
TBAN also intends to get involved with VegasTech and the rest of the startup community. The hopes of TBAN are to facilitate a forum in which startup entities can pose questions and obtain advice and mentoring. TBAN is extending a free one year membership to all new startups that are in their first year of business in efforts to demonstrate their benefits to the startup community. In addition, TBAN will put on events and workshops that will help these young companies cultivate their futures with respect to understanding operational costs, available local resources, procedures associated with applying for trademarks and patents and how to attract investors.
TBAN is moving its TechNevada Honors awards to January 2013, intending to start the year off with a bang! The Awards will honor the work of local tech leaders for the past year and pave the way for a productive future. TBAN is working towards the completion of the awards’ nomination paperwork. Please visit our new website at https://www.tban.com for updates.
The 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.