July LevelUp 2023

Welcome to July’s edition of LevelUp, the unparalleled hub of technological brilliance in Startup Vegas. Get ready for an exciting fusion of trailblazing innovators, savvy investors, and a captivating array of groundbreaking ideas that have the potential to shape Nevada’s thriving startup ecosystem.

Beyond our signature events, we invite readers to join us at the Las Vegas Convention Center from September 26 to 28 for an electrifying event that you won’t want to miss! We’re thrilled to provide free access to all members of the Startup Vegas community for this groundbreaking gathering. We’ll see you there!

StartUp Vegas – LevelUp!

As always, we encourage you to dive into these visionary presentations and witness how these emerging entrepreneurs aspire to bring about transformations in their respective industries. At StartUp Vegas, the possibilities are endless.

This month, we saw some awesome apps with life-changing potential! From smarter travel management to innovative healthcare solutions to novel workforce opportunities, there’s a lot to get excited about—and we’re here for every minute of it!

No More App Overload: VegasNearMe Puts Tourists in the Fast Lane

[VegasNearMe, George Meyer, Co-Founder & CEO]

In a world filled with hard-to-use and often inaccurate resources, finding critical information can be daunting. On average, resort and business websites in Vegas provide less than 50% accuracy with essential details, a fact that creates understandable frustration for both tourists and locals.

VegasNearMe is a visionary company that addresses the challenge of navigating numerous fragmented apps and websites. VegasNearMe offers a user-friendly app that provides accurate and complete information on local events. This platform is designed to simplify travel. It features seamless integrations with ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft, detailed directions, interactive maps, and direct access to ticket sales. Their approach emphasizes accessibility and simplicity to redefine the travel experience.

In terms of growth, VegasNearMe’s initial focus is to secure downloads and cultivate an active user base. In the future, they plan to explore monetization avenues through lucrative referral programs, affiliate revenue streams, and partnership-based advertising opportunities. While Las Vegas is the premier city of choice for their launch, VegasNearMe may soon expand to destinations around the world.

In addition to their ambitious vision, VegasNearMe seeks opportunities to partner with content creators and offer a platform to showcase and complement their material. Through these collaborations, they aim to enhance the app’s overall user experience and forge meaningful relationships that set a new standard for travel.

Experience the future of streamlined travel with VegasNearMe—a testament to the power of innovation and convenience. Join them on this exciting journey as they explore the possibilities of effortless exploration and discovery.

Visit VegasNearMe to learn more and download the app!

A Breakthrough in Wound Care: Nestal BioSciences & Game-Changing Technology

[Nestal BioSciences Inc., Tal Lally, Co-Founder & CEO]

It’s estimated that over 6.7 million chronic wound cases are left inadequately addressed, and this leads to longer recovery times, higher costs, and worse patient outcomes. Aging populations, longer lifespans, and surging chronic illnesses have brought the urgency of this issue to the forefront. Fortunately, Nestal BioSciences is ready to revolutionize the field with a cutting-edge technology aimed at long-term wound management.

Meet Nestal BioSciences’ ingenious solution—Smart Stim™. Smart Stim™ is no ordinary wound care technology. It embraces a revolutionary electrical stimulation approach that accelerates the healing process, offers remote monitoring capabilities, and ensures extended usability. Bid farewell to traditional wound treatments as Nestal’s sophisticated electrodes propel healing to unprecedented levels.

This game-changing technology has demonstrated a marked reduction in wound bacterial load over time and requires less hands-on care to produce results. With several patents to its name, Nestal BioSciences stands strong, ready to manage growth in the competitive wound pressure therapy landscape.

Here’s where they need your support: Nestal BioSciences is on the cusp of commercialization, with ongoing clinical trials paving the way for success. They seek a funding boost of $6 million to propel them through two years of operational expenditures and drive the company closer to its long-term profitability forecasts.

Join the journey as Nestal BioSciences aims to heal the world’s chronic wounds with Smart Stim™. Your support can make a difference as it transforms lives and shapes the future of wound care.

Contact [email protected] or visit NestalBio.com to learn more!

Breaking the Mold: Lifetern Redefines Success for Gen Z Workers

[Lifetern, Nhi Kim Do, CEO]

Did you know that nearly 30% of young adults enter the workforce with no more than a high school diploma? In a society where a low-wage future seems inevitable without higher education, these “unprofessionals” struggle to access opportunities and professional growth on par with their peers.

Enter Lifetern, the driving force behind a transformative workforce solution. This pioneering platform aspires to become the leading community for unprofessionals. It offers an entertaining and modern education experience. Their mission? To revolutionize the realms of work, academia, and social interaction for undereducated users.

At Lifetern, Gen Z users can access flexible work opportunities to empower their growth through valuable work experiences. Additionally, Lifetern facilitates connections with Millennials to enable them to employ Gen Z employees and access a “higher worth experience” through collaborative projects with this cutting-edge demographic.

Lifetern has its sights set on significant growth milestones. In 2023, they are gearing up to launch a beta version of the platform, co-host engaging events, and carve out a reputable name for themselves. The journey continues in 2024, where they plan to deploy debt capital to bolster growth on both Millennial employers and Gen Z users.

As the lifeline for young professionals who seek their place in the world, Lifetern represents the bridge between dreams and reality. Join us to foster a dynamic community where skills, innovation, and opportunities converge.

Contact Nhi Kim Do to learn more!

July 2023 LevelUp Overview

Panelist Shout-Out

In the heart of LevelUp’s electrifying ecosystem, we owe a round of applause to the driving force behind our success—the industry experts who provide their vision and support to our community. In July, we benefitted from the insights of John Emmons, Sarah Evans, Anthony Twist, and Hua Wang. Thanks for all that you do!

Coming Attractions

Tired of learning? Neither are we! Keep your calendars open for the next events in our series:

  • SyncUp (Wednesday, August 9th) is an organized opportunity for group mentorship headed by a facilitator. Founders spend the day learning about each other, their companies, and some of the challenges each person faces.

(Invite only. For consideration, please email your deck to [email protected])

  • ReadUp (Wednesday, August 16th) is a local book club for entrepreneurs. Reading frequently can have a huge impact on the success of an entrepreneur and connections with peers who have similar interests.

(WeWork in Town Square, 6543 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119)

  • LinkUp (Wednesday, August 30th) is a monthly meetup for local startup founders and entrepreneurs to work remotely in a community workspace setting while they network. (WeWork in Town Square, 6543 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119)

Get in touch to learn more about our plans for StartUp Las Vegas!

Heather Brown ([email protected]) and Piotr Tomasik ([email protected]) are the Co-Founders and Masterminds behind StartUp Vegas. With unwavering determination, they set out to fortify Las Vegas’s critical infrastructure, provide essential guidance, and foster a vibrant community where tech innovation thrives.