Ozmen Ventures Launches $5 Million Fund to Spark Local Entrepreneurial Ecosystem!
Ozmen Ventures has announced its launch as one of the first early-stage investment funds in northern Nevada. Founded by Eren and Fatih Ozmen, owners of Sparks-based Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), a global aerospace and defense company, the fund aims to invest in young and dynamic local startups and cultivate the local entrepreneurial ecosystem. Ozmen Ventures is a seed and early-stage venture capital fund headquartered in Reno. The fund has already made an investment in ClickBio, an innovator in the laboratory consumables industry. Read more here.
The EDAWN, NCET, & RGJ awards ceremony is right around the corner – Thursday, March 30th.
The EDAWN Awards recognize the resources that have played an integral part in contributing to the growth of our community, the NCET Awards celebrate Northern Nevada’s technology community, and the RGJ Awards recognize outstanding small, medium, large and new companies.This celebration gives you an opportunity to recognize one of your exceptional front-line employees, contractors or team members. All nominations are due Monday, February 27, 2017 at midnight – you can make a nomination here. Tickets and tables for the Awards Dinner are available here.
Adams Hub Pre-accelerator is currently accepting applications!
Are you working on a promising, scalable startup? If so, you could be a candidate for Adams Hub Pre-Accelerator. This exciting and challenging program is designed for high-growth-potential startups who are committed to launching a significant new effort. Click here
to apply or email firstname.lastname@example.org
to learn more.
UNR Business: 4 alternative ways to finance your startup.
“Every startup business incurs costs, and sometimes these costs make it almost impossible for a business to get off the ground”. Read more from the RGJ
about nontraditional funding options for financing your startup.
Local startup, Flirtey has raised $16 million in funding!
This is a great example of Reno’s flourishing entrepreneurial ecosystem. Fun fact: Flirtey was the first FAA-approved drone delivery system to deliver to a home in the U.S. Check out this article from Techcrunch.com
to learn more about Flirtey’s successful capital raise!
Welcome EDAWN’s social media and communications intern, Elise Leben!
We are excited to welcome Elise to the entrepreneurial development team to assist with our social media channels and marketing efforts. Elise is a senior at the University of Nevada, Reno studying journalism, with an emphasis in public relations, and graduates this Spring! In her spare time she enjoys hiking and skiing in Tahoe.