Wed | 1/9/13 | 5:15pm | All Ages
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Help local startups launch! is Barn Raising for Entrepreneurs.™ We facilitate dynamic and energetic monthly events filled with entrepreneurs, aspiring entrepreneurs, and startup junkies. We work hard to engage and leverage the existing ecosystem of entrepreneurship with our community focus. We provide help, resources, and support for risk takers, doers, and makers of things.

Entrepreneurs + Community + Energy < 90 mins = Awesomeness

LaunchUp #8 Line-up


Amp Session: Brad Feld

Arrive early! The first 200 people who arrive to the event will be given a copy of Brad Feld's new book "Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City". Brad will be signing them before and after for anyone who would like to get their copy signed.  Doors open at 4:30 for a 1 hr meet and greet with Brad Feld. 

In the Weeds: Jack Porter

Jack Porter is an 8 time Founder and is passionate about startups. He coaches over 50 Founders and has very strong relationships with over 150 top angel investors.


Presenting Companies:

Company: Downtown Podcast
Presenter: Dylan Jorgensen, Executive Producer/Host

Downtown Podcast is a weekly video podcast where host Dylan Jorgensen documents a citywide revitalization project unlike any other.  Built on a philosophy of engineered serendipity, CEO Tony Hsieh is betting big that this unique approach to rebuilding the physical structures and cultural glue of a once forgotten downtown Las Vegas will forever change the way we think about cities.  

The host Dylan Jorgensen is CTO and Founder of, the 7th company funded by the VegasTechFund, a branch of the Downtown Project’s $350 million revitalization effort. Dylan brings locals and visitors in each Sunday to explore this exciting city-sized experiment. 

Company: DrinkBoard
Presenter: David Leibner, CEO / Founder

DrinkBoard enables mobile gifting for the hospitality industry. Our platform provides customers and merchants with the opportunity enjoy and capitalize on one of our oldest societal traditions -- gift giving. Our goal is to create a mobile gifting market place made up of the coolest and most distinguished bars, restaurants and hotels. The DrinkBoard platform differentiates itself from mobile payment and mobile couponing by supporting local merchants at the full retail price of their products and services. One of the biggest drivers of both hospitality business and gifting is special occasions and DrinkBoard is at their convergence, enabling a new type of gift giving and a new opportunity for hospitality merchants. With almost 1 million birthdays a day, over 100 million anniversaries a year, 3 million babies being born and millions of college graduations each year, DrinkBoard gives the world the ability for someone to say "congratulations buddy, this one is on me".


Presenter: Dave Winchell

WHO I CHOOSE is the place for recommendation sharing online. Pizza Places, Dog Walkers, Doctors, and everything else. It's more than who you like, it's who you choose.