BUILDING SOUTHERN NEVADA’S STARTUP ECOSYSTEM
StartUp Vegas is a 501c3 nonprofit whose mission is to boost the startup culture and create an environment of entrepreneurship. By building the infrastructure needed for a sustainable startup ecosystem, this grassroots effort will provide access and exposure for the community while enabling knowledge exchange and advancing the innovation economy of Southern Nevada.
StartUp Vegas has harnessed the shared entrepreneurial excitement, energy, and encouragement to provide value to the startup scene in Southern Nevada through training, workshops, mentorship, collaboration, and networking opportunities.
In order to achieve this, StartUp Vegas is focused on a bottom-up approach that will connect, educate, and promote a robust startup ecosystem by supporting founders / entrepreneurs, creating meaningful programming, and provide opportunities to access capital.
MEET OUR TEAM
the people that make it possible
Co-Founder of StartUp Vegas, Tomasik is the Founder & CEO of LetsRolo, the world’s first MicroCRM. He started his newest venture after more than 12 years of progressively responsible experience leading high technology start-ups as co-founder and various other leadership roles.
Specialties include: SaaS, FinTech, Creator Economy, Consumer software products, team building, AI/ML, software architecture, product vision, execution.
He has been honored as a Las Vegas Top Tech Executive in 2017, Las Vegas 40 under 40 in 2018, and most recently named UNLV Alumni of the Year for the Engineering College in 2020.
He volunteers his time advising budding startup founders and sits on the UNLV Computer Science Advisory Board
Heather Brown is President and Co-Founder of StartUp Vegas, a 501(c)3 nonprofit whose mission is to boost the startup culture and create an environment of entrepreneurship in Southern Nevada. Heather came to this role with 15 years of experience working as a political strategist for candidates and political parties across the United States and abroad.
Heather, a Las Vegas native, brings her experience of grassroots organizing and strategy building to Southern Nevada as she helps to build the infrastructure needed for a sustainable startup community. Her diverse background provides versatility to the ecosystem as she focuses on harnessing the shared entrepreneurial excitement, energy, and encouragement to provide value to the startup scene in Southern Nevada through training, workshops, mentorship, collaboration, and networking opportunities.
Marco Benvenuti is co-founder of Duetto. Prior to launching the revenue strategy platform, he was an Executive at Wynn and Encore resorts in Las Vegas, where he founded and managed the Enterprise Strategy Group. Marco has also held the honoured post of Pillsbury Institute’s Entrepreneur in Residence at Cornell University’s School of Hospitality Administration
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