There’s an incredibly vibrant tech/startup community in Downtown Vegas that’s being built up by Zappos’ CEO, Tony Hsieh, his team, and dozens of tech startups that are relocating there from around the country and even world.
Lauren’s startup, Umba Box, has been asked to be a part of the Vegas Tech community (we’ll be able to share more specific details about what this means at a later date), which is what’s initiating the move for us.
Friday is also my last day at HelloWallet. I’ll be talking more about what’s next for me job-wise soon.
I’m really excited for this new season of our lives and what God has planned for us in Las Vegas. I’ll be just as active on social media (including writing more for this blog) so, if you’re interested, it’ll be easy to keep track of our comings and goings.
While I’m excited for this new opportunity, it’s definitely hard to leave a city that I’ve called home for almost 7 years now. There are so many people who I’ve met over the years that have been such an incredible blessing to me and Lauren. I can’t do or say enough to repay how thankful I am for how much you’ve contributed to our lives.
Also… can’t leave without saying how so incredibly proud I am of all that’s happened during my brief tenure in DC with the local tech community. I remember when Social Media Club was one of the only meetups and Peter Corbett, Joe Price, and I would sit around a conference table with 10 other people pontificating about the future. Now the DC Tech Meetup commands an audience of 1200. I remember when I could count all the startups on one hand. Now there’s new ones popping up everyday. I’m excited for the future of the DC Tech community and I’ll be actively tracking its progress.
I’ll definitely be posting more about what’s happening in Vegas. If you have any questions feel free to post a comment to the blog or drop me an email – firstname.lastname@example.org
And if you’re ever in Vegas, holla. Would love to meetup. 🙂 XO!