LAS VEGAS -- Vegas Tech start-up Tracky celebrated its public launch Tuesday evening in traditional Las Vegas fashion by hosting a huge bash at the former home of boxing legend Mike Tyson.
Tracky is a social collaboration platform that allows businesses and individuals to organize their to-do lists, share files, delegate tasks to team members, and perform many other project management functions. It's redefining the traditional task manager for this era of social media and mobile connectivity.
Earlier in the day, Tracky CEO David Gosse addressed the media at a press conference hosted at the Switch Communications' SuperNAP facilities, a high-security data center that is also the home of Tracky's servers. Gosse and his team demonstrated the platform to the media and announced its immediate availability to the public.
Afterwards, the Tracky team took to a mansion once belonging to Mike Tyson and partied with hundreds of enthusiastic members and supporters of Vegas Tech, a community of developers, designers, marketers, and "DO-ers" that emerged in the summer of 2011 and have since been working together to diversify the Vegas economy for the benefit of all its residents.
"There is an entrepreneurial boom taking place in Vegas, called Vegas Tech. More than 200 startups have recently formed in the valley and other businesses are migrating to Vegas from other cities like Silicon Valley, Seattle and Salt Lake. Rather than try to emulate these cities, Las Vegas is aiming to focus on being innovative collaborators that just get things done," Tracky's CMO Jennifer Gosse said.
Numerous sponsors provided food, drinks, and music at the after-party. Artist Michael Wardle, a fixture of the downtown arts scene, was on hand to create a painting of the Tracky logo that captured the energy of the day's events. In between sips of drinks at the hosted bar, attendees were busy networking with peers and working on new ideas and possible startups.
The Vegas Tech scene is constantly planning its next move, and Tracky's social collaboration platform is doing its part to make managing those plans a little easier.