Downtown Project Las Vegas: some very selective resources..

http://downtownproject.com/category/startup-stories/ 

Kim Schaefer

@KSchaeferLV Downtown Las Vegas
Writer, editor, storyteller, daydreamer, hustler, wide-eyed observer at DowntownProject.com. We are the music makers, And we are the dreamers of dreams.

LED BY ZAPPOS.COM CEO TONY HSIEH, WE ARE PASSIONATE PEOPLE TRANSFORMING DOWNTOWN LAS VEGAS INTO THE MOST COMMUNITY-FOCUSED LARGE CITY IN THE WORLD.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

We are building a community-focused, dense urban core made up of high-density residential and a multitude of spaces to gather, most of them powered by passionate entrepreneurs. We believe that most successful entrepreneurs are people who are passionate about their craft and believe in building community.

We believe that people shouldn’t have to wait forty years to retire and follow their passion. Our goal is to support entrepreneurs who meet a basic set of criteria:

  • Are you passionate about the idea?
  • Are you capable of executing it?
  • Does it help build community?
  • Is it sustainable?

We aim to invest in 100-200 entrepreneurs who meet that criteria, build programs to help them avoid many of the basic mistakes new entrepreneurs make, and, combined with our urban development plans, help them build the perfect space to follow their passion.

OUR MISSION

We are a group of passionate people committed to transforming Downtown Las Vegas into the most community-focused large city in the world. We are doing that by inspiring and empowering people to follow their passions to create a vibrant, connected urban core. We think you should read Triumph of the City.

We aim to:

  • Build the most community-focused large city in the world…in the city you would least expect.
  • Create the coworking capital of the world for communities including technology, fashion, music and more.
  • Inspire people to follow their passion.
  • Do it in less than five years.

We believe:

  • Urban residential density of at least 100 people per acre combined with ground-level gathering places such as cafes, interesting small businesses and public spaces increases economic output and happiness.
  • Community development is more about the people than real estate. The physical spaces should reflect the community’s values.
  • We have the opportunity to build a sustainable community that embraces nature and reduces the community’s dependency on cars.

We’re specifically focused on several objectives:

  • Arts, Music and Culture: Investing in events, spaces and people that provide a creative outlet for one of the largest communities of creative people in the world…Las Vegas. Read more.
  • Community & Coworking: Helping bring together and empower passionate people around common interests including art, music, fashion, technology and more. Read more.
  • Education: Investing in public, private and alternative innovative education opportunities that support the development of our community as a supportive environment for families. Read more.
  • Entrepreneurship: A sustainable, passionate community should be made up of entrepreneurs following their passions. Read more.
  • Technology: Investing in startups, founders and community support efforts that helps to build a collaborative, innovative technology hub. Read more.
  • Urban Development: Building physical spaces and connectivity infrastructure that encourage serendipitous interactions, provide opportunities to engage with nature and accelerate learning. This includes innovative residential, business and community spaces.Read more.

Zach Ware

@zachware Downtown Las Vegas, NV
Downtown Development Guy @ Zappos & DowntownProject.com. Formerly Head of Product @ Zappos. Lover of plans and apple fritters.

VegasJelly

@VegasJelly Roaming around Vegas
The Las Vegas Jelly (casual co-working). We'll meet, work, chat, and interact. Every Thursday from 7pm – 12am . Tweets by 

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@usrlib Downtown Las
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