Help Your Favorite Startup Win $1,000!
The Launching Las Vegas Award was created to celebrate the hard work, effort, and commitment local startup companies and entrepreneurs devote to helping Vegas shine. The nominees have been chosen for this award because of their dedication to improving our community through economic growth, and the sense of purpose and passion their efforts display.
How to Vote: The winner of the 2015 Launching Las Vegas award will be chosen by YOU! Voting is now open and will run through 5:00 PM EST on Friday, November 13, 2015. You can vote for the business of your choice once per day for the duration of the voting period, so be sure to show your support for your favorite nominee by voting as often as you can! Follow this link to vote: VOTE!
Here’s a little about each nominee:
Charitweet is a donation platform that works through Twitter, using the same principles as text-to-donate campaigns, to make direct donations (or “Charitweets”) to your favorite causes. The company defines Charitweet as a verb: “to evolve philanthropy, and update it for a generation that has the passion and technology to make today’s social issues a thing of the past.” They have lofty goals and are doing great work toward accomplishing them!
Find Veggies is a cross-platform mobile app that will bring the farmers market right to your phone. Now you can easily order fresh local products directly from farmers market vendors in your area. The best part is that you can get those products delivered right to your door. Find Veggies started with only an idea just a few months ago and now they are excited to be launching their product locally in Las Vegas in November. You can sign up for early access on their website.
**AS SEEN AT THE INNEVATION CENTER** Mint Locker is an innovative dry cleaning and laundry service that is tailored to the customer’s schedule, with secure, 24/7 accessible lockers. This means no more burdensome trips to the dry cleaners and no more having to adjust your schedule to fit their hours. With lockers all over Las Vegas, Mint Locker promises fresh clothes in three easy steps. Simply load and secure your locker, place your order online or with your smartphone, and pick up your fresh clothes when you are notified via email or text.
Stitch Factory is a fully integrated fashion studio that focuses on brand development, production, education, and community in an effort to support, promote, and inspire creativity. Influenced by the tech co-working movement, Stitch Factory wanted to create a space for designers to co-create with one another. They provide a designer-ready studio and offer unique opportunities and services through groundbreaking education, skillful design, quality production, and curating brands in innovative ways.
Trailermade makes adventure readily available by connecting people who have Airstreams, camper vans, adventure-mobiles, or cool parking spots with people who want a unique getaway. Their easy-to-use website brings the sharing economy to the new mobile community. You can rent out your trailer, camper, or a great parking spot to make some extra cash—or you can plan your next adventure by finding someone who wants to provide you with an utterly unique rental experience.
The winner of the 2015 Launching Las Vegas Award will receive a $1,000 cash prize, and the runner-up will be awarded $250. Good luck to all nominees!