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UNLV hosts first Make-A-Thon

At UNLV’s first Las Vegas Make-A-Thon, 68 students worked in teams to shape business plans, develop programming and buid prototypes ranging from a kitchen thermometer that told jokes to a compressor bin that turns scraps of meat into dog food.

Business startups face funding challenges in Nevada

A number of local experts said Nevada’s tax structure and business-friendly climate make it an appealing location to set up shop, but investment money in Southern Nevada is flowing out of the state to areas where startups are thriving, such as Silicon Valley.

 
Aircraft at Lake Las Vegas seen as future flying car

Mountain View, California-based Kitty Hawk has developed an ultralight recreational aircraft that could someday be used as a flying car for urban commutes. Five Flyers are located at the company’s training center at Lake Las Vegas.

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