Rick Duggan

Turn Your Great Idea Into A Business

Rick Duggan It’s guest post time! I love the opportunity to meet interesting and talented people. A few trips ago, I was lucky enough to meet Rick Duggan. We went to lunch with Jimmy Jacobson (another stellar guy and great talent that hopefully will post here another time). Both guys are leaders in the VegasTech movement that I’ve written about. It’s an awesome environment down there and Rick is one of the leaders in the area.

Rick is a veteran of 5 startups (one of which conducted a successful IPO) and is currently Director of Website Systems & Director of Community Technology and Incubation Services at Zappos. While focused on technology, he also has a strong background in operations, business planning, product feasibility, and agile software development. Originally from New York City, he lived in Richmond, Virginia, before relocating to Las Vegas in January, 2008. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Central Florida and a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from Georgia Tech. He is co-founder of VegasStartups.com and I recommend you follow him on Twitter at @rickduggan.

Thanks for joining us at Startup Flavor, Rick!

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Startup Weekend Round Up


Alex is on vacation but he was nice enough to let me post about Startup Weekend – SLC while it’s still fresh on everyone’s minds.

It was an awesome event all around. I met and worked with many great people and enjoyed every minute.

I thought it’d be cool to do a short profile for each project from #SWSLC. I’ve linked to as many projects as I could find. Remember that all projects are in varying degrees of completeness, but I wanted to give as much of a taste of each as possible!
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