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Our 2018 Contest is Now Closed

About the Launching Las Vegas award

The annual Launching Las Vegas Award was created to celebrate the hard work, effort, and commitment local startup companies and entrepreneurs devote to helping Vegas shine. Our nominees are chosen for this award because of their dedication to improving our community through economic growth, and the sense of purpose and passion their efforts display.

For 2018, three standout nominees were chosen for their commitment to invigorating the Las Vegas entrepreneurial scene and bringing innovation to the community.


Meet Our 2018 Nominees


Freedom Deodorant

From kitchen to Canyon Ranch, Freedom started when the founder had three of her closest friends diagnosed with breast cancer, leading them to use only all-natural products. The problem with natural deodorants was that nothing seemed to work. Freedom was born to find a natural deodorant that really works. In over 200 spas, boutiques, salons, and med spas globally, Freedom Deodorant is the #1 natural luxury deodorant. Freedom is a proud partner of American Cancer Society and Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation and gives back to our community organizations in Nevada that are helping individuals battling cancer.

Sin City Cupcakes

Sin City Cupcakes aims to contribute not only indulgent & delicious desserts in a fun and fabulous social setting, but to also to bring the community together as a whole, sharing and giving back to others in need. Sin City Cupcakes caters to both kids and adults who love sweet treats or want to put a smile on someone’s face. They take pride in celebrating all types of occasions: birthdays, bachelorette parties, weddings, catering, corporate dinners, conventions, charities, grand openings, and more!

The Sweat Store

The Sweat Store is a female-owned and operated, multi-label active and athleisure retailer. The Sweat Store team believes in empowering women to feel confident, bold, and sexy. The team finds ease in accomplishing this goal through hands on personal styling in-store and by offering a wide but curated selection of high-fashion fitness and athleisure clothing from coveted designer brands with approachable price points. The belief is that every woman deserves to have someone they can rely on to make them feel and look their best, and that approach is used in styling each and every person who walks through the doors.


Previous Winners & Runners-Up


We are incredibly proud of our winners and runners-up from previous years of Launching Las Vegas. The opportunity to learn more about, collaborate with, and support these small businesses has been a great honor.

2015 Winner

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2015 Runner-Up

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2016 Winner

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2016 Runner-Up

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2017 Winner

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2017 Runner-Up

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