LaunchNevada Initiative promotes student entrepreneurship at the University of Nevada, Reno

LaunchNevada, based in the Ozmen Center for Entrepreneurship in the College of Business at the University of Nevada, Reno, was created to foster entrepreneurship among undergraduate and graduate students and to support the development and advancement of their business concepts.  “LaunchNevada is a great way to help students from different colleges in our University develop their entrepreneurship skills,” […]

UNR business school offering summer course to assist startups

After seeing a need to develop support infrastructure and resources to assist new companies accelerate and succeed in the community, the College of Business at the University of Nevada, Reno created a new summer course, Launchpad. Launchpad was designed to help startups with ties to the University accelerate their businesses, while simultaneously providing students with […]

UNR-based tech accelerator program to expand statewide

The Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development announced recently it’s expanding a Northern Nevada-based program “to help technology entrepreneurs earn federal grant funding to support early-stage development of their businesses or innovations” throughout the state. Initially funded through the Federal And State Technology Partnership (FAST) at the University of Nevada, Reno in 2019, the Sierra Accelerator […]

Technology Incubators Fuel Startup Success on University Campuses | EdTech Magazine

Visitors flock to Las Vegas for its glitzy resorts and casinos, stylish restaurants and vibrant entertainment and nightlife scene. In recent years, however, city leaders have recognized the need to expand beyond the appeal of a tourist destination. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas and Caesars Entertainment aim to do exactly that by launching a new, state-of-the-art […]

InNEVator accelerates early-stage companies with pivot to online

It’s typical that early-stage companies participating in the InNEVator, an eight-week, fully funded bootcamp, decide to pivot and redirect the course of their business concept. For the spring 2020 program, however, it was the bootcamp itself that needed to quickly pivot to an entirely online format in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the “Stay […]

StartUpNV using federal grant to spark startup investment

Nonprofit startup incubator StartUpNV plans to launch an annual investor conference in Southern Nevada using a $300,000 federal grant. StartUpNV was one of 16 organizations to receive the Economic Development Administration’s 2018 Seed Fund Support Program grant. Jeff Saling, StartUpNV co-founder, said the incubator will use the funding to launch the Southern Nevada Angel Conference […]

U Nevada InNEVator seeks participants for 2018 startup bootcamp 

The “Internet of Things” (Iot) is defined as the interconnection via the internet of computing devices embedded in everyday objects, enabling them to send and receive data. What this means for everyday people is the ability to tweak the thermostat, start the laundry, order household items on-demand and much more, all from the convenience of […]

UNLV Rebel Venture Fund Announces Echo Investment 

At a special event for entrepreneurs and Venture Capital funds hosted at the RedFlint Experience Center, UNLV’s Rebel Venture Fund announced their largest investment in their newest portfolio company Echo Payment System’s Inc. (Echo) and the coinciding launch of Echo’s new Envudu program. “It may be a first to see the word ‘saving’ in the […]

InNEVenture Fund to ramp up commercialization at U Nevada

A new source of proof-of-concept funding has been established to help University of Nevada, Reno faculty, students, staff and recent graduates determine if their technologies and business ideas have commercialization potential and help them navigate the gap between concept validation and obtaining seed funding for their venture. Applications are being accepted through Tuesday, Oct. 12, […]