Innevation BLOG

Musing on the future of the economy earlier this year, Bill Gates warned of smart machines replacing human workers and suggested a tax on robots. A new study of how technology is changing American jobs suggests workers are most immediately challenged by more common technology that Gates himself bears much responsibility for, such as Microsoft Office. The new study from the Brookings Institution used government data on work tasks to track how use of digital tools changed in a

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In our efforts to understand the Universe, we’re getting greedy, making more observations than we know what to do with. Satellites beam down hundreds of terabytes of information each year, and one telescope under construction in Chile will produce 15 terabytes of pictures of space every night. It’s impossible for humans to sift through it all. As astronomer Carlo Enrico Petrillo told The Verge: “Looking at images of galaxies is the most romantic part of our job. The problem is

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Mobile’s contribution to holiday shopping, in terms of both visits and sales, has been growing every year. But the 2017 holiday shopping season will hit a new milestone: for the first time ever, mobile visits to retailer’s websites are expected to surpass desktop visits during the months of November and December. Consumers shopping from the desktop will continue to account for the majority of retailers’ sales dollars. But mobile is making inroads there, too. According to a

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Startup Weekend Vegas – Where The Next Big Things Are Born With the help of your entrepreneurial peers and an expert panel of mentors, Startup Weekend Vegas helps you turn your bright ideas into a marketable business plan. From polishing your pitch to winning over potential investors, you learn the skills of entrepreneurship hands-on with teams of other innovators like you. Startup Weekend Vegas is a 3-day startup experience in 3 stages: Friday night begins

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   11/14: iOS Developers Meetup 11/14: Las Vegas Ansible Meetup 11/14: Las Vegas Bloggers Meetup 11/15: Las Vegas Unreal Engine 4 Meetup 11/15: React Vegas Meetup 11/15: WordPress Meetup 11/15: Las Vegas Cisco Users Group 11/16: Las Vegas Augmented Reality Meetup 11/16: Las Vegas Drupal Users Group Meetup 11/21: Docker Meetup Group  Interested in having a Meetup at The Innevation Center? Email us at events@livewpsites.super.nap!

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Startup Weekend Vegas – Where The Next Big Things Are Born With the help of your entrepreneurial peers and an expert panel of mentors, Startup Weekend Vegas helps you turn your bright ideas into a marketable business plan. From polishing your pitch to winning over potential investors, you learn the skills of entrepreneurship hands-on with teams of other innovators like you. Startup Weekend Vegas is a 3-day startup experience in 3 stages: Friday night begins

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Patrick Olson Portfolio Manager, VTF Capital Co-Founder, Work-in-Progress Co-Founder, SHIFT Judge, Startup Weekend Las Vegas 2017  VTF Capital Patrick has co-founded two startups, developed Zappos.com’s new corporate campus and worked in product and engineering. This diverse experience brings unique value to the VTF Capital team and the extensive portfolio of companies. Our portfolio’s greatest assets are the humans behind each company so he spends much of his time building human connections inside and out of

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Perhaps you’ve noticed your friends or coworkers looking at their phones intently this past week, at about mid-afternoon or late into the evening. Maybe they’ve been yelling out questions like, “Who won last year’s Premier League?” or scrambling to confirm the tallest mountain in the Solar System or gawking at the prospect of knowing which multinational conglomerate was founded in the Netherlands. If you keep on an eye on new, viral mobile apps, you might

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