If you've been to downtown Las Vegas in the last few years, you've likely been to Fremont Street, specifically the caged section near several historic casinos that hosts a nightly laser light show. But, thanks to the Downtown Project, the neighborhood is now home to a large and diverse concentration of startups, each slowly making their mark on the landscape.
As part of the Downtown Project's commitment, $50 million went to the VegasTechFund, a seed-stage investment fund that nurtures and advises local startups, and often lures new ones to town. The fund works out of a former law office called Work in Progress, that has three co-working locations, one in the Emergency Arts building I visited earlier in the day. This one, with a large garage on site, also doubles as an event space for social functions and serves as ground zero for the local startup community.