Entrepreneurial Development Update


EDAWN received a grant from the Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, within the U.S. Economic Development Administration, to launch a Reno-based seed fund and venture conference.

All accredited investors are invited to attend the Startup Angels Workshop in April to learn critical skills, and proven methodologies, for early stage startup investing. Registration is now open on the Startup Angels website. Read the full press release here.

Reno selected to host over 200 Tech CEOs and C-level executives at inaugural BLUEPRINTconference. 

Northern Nevada will be highlighted as an example of a transformative community, when the top minds in technology and economic innovation converge at the VentureBeat BLUEPRINT conference, March 5-7. The inaugural event, which will be held at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno, NV, brings together thought leaders in technology, business and government, with the goal to forge a plan for the future of emerging tech hubs in America’s Heartland. Read the full press release here.

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Entrepreneurial Events

BLUEPRINT: Hosted By VentureBeat
March 5th-7th
Nevada Museum of Art
BLUEPRINT is an invitation-only event that brings together more than 200 CEO’s and C-level execs from large tech employers, economic development leaders, policy makers, entrepreneurs, venture investors, and community leaders for a crucial, hands-on conversation about accelerating tech prosperity to the heartland.
CatalystLive! Reno Business Class
Every Thursday from February 8th-April 19th, 5:30-8:30pm
800 Haskell Street, Reno NV 89509
The CatalystLive! is a Reno Business Class designed to help you understand how to create upside leverage and exponential business growth so you find clever ways to maximize your resources and unlock the true potential of your company.


Las Vegas Investor Roundtable
March 29th, 10:00am-4:00pm
Wedgewood Las Vegas at Stallion Mountain Las Vegas – 5500 E Flamingo Rd Las Vegas, NV 89129
FundingPost will continue their series where they bring in panels of local and out-of-town investors to assist startups with pitching to early-stage investors. They will have investors from Silicon Valley, Southern CA and Seattle, along with local investors who will introduce them to NV entrepreneurs and discuss what it really takes to get them to write you a check.

There are several entrepreneurial events happening throughout the region! For a full calendar list, and to list your event,  

1 Million Cups – Every Wednesday morning from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Innevation Center.

We are always looking for startups and ventures to present, view past presentations to get an idea of the format, and contact the 1MC team to sign-up!

Startup of the Month

Breadware is a custom IoT product development firm here in Reno, Nevada. Their expertise includes PCB development, firmware and cloud integrations. They have built IoT electronics for their clients who have been successful in the medical, industrial, wearable, robotics and agricultural markets and do everything from small prototype runs to large production runs.
Breadware was honored to have products that they designed in three different companies booths at CES this year. Visit their website to learn more.