Entrepreneurial Updates

The Biggest Little Startup Fair, held October 3rd, was a huge success! We had over 250 attendees and 30 startups! Thank you to all the startups that participated, and community members/students who came out!
We attended the NCET Small Business Expo to educate the community on the many entrepreneurial resources within the ecosystem. We utilized our Startup Deck and played Blackjack, and won the honor of “Most Fun!”
In partnership with the RSCVA, we launched our new website, to market to tech founders and employees out of the market. Take a look HERE.

Entrepreneurial Events

Interested in a career at Tesla? Mark your calendars for October 20th for their open house. Tour the facility and meet members of the team who are accelerating the world’s transition to sustainable energy. Make sure to register as space is limited!
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!


There are several entrepreneurial events happening throughout the region! For a full calendar list, and to list your event, check-out Reno Startup Digest.

Startup of the Month

dom.ai is a 100% ready-to-use, 3D-printed autonomous off-the grid smart house. The company PassivDom Corp. designs, develops, manufactures and sells off-the-grid ready-to-use, mobile, autonomous smart houses. With their innovative product, they disrupt the building construction industry by tackling three key problems: carbon pollution, long time of construction and the absence of infrastructure.

Partner Updates

Connect | Accelerate | Innovate| Northern Nevada Small and Minority Business Opportunity Day! If you are growth minded, want to connect with your community, and eager to learn more about business opportunities and growth strategies….You don’t want to miss this fantastic event!  Join us as we bring corporations and government agencies together with small and diverse-owned businesses for a day of networking and cutting edge business education. No cost to attend, but registration is required – go here to register. The event takes place on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 | 2:45 pm – 7:00 pm at

Harrah’s Reno – 219 N Center Street.
Career and Technical Education is critical to developing a skilled workforce and engaging students at a young age to get them interested in STEM subjects and emerging industries in the region. Employer participation is extremely important to provide students with a first hand experience with your business. Save the Date for the Washoe County School District’s 4th annual Career EXPO scheduled for November 8th and 9th, of 2018. Help build a strong foundation for a qualified worker pipeline in our community! Go here for the details.

Major Investor of the Week

CCMedia – CCMedia builds advertising budgets that go farther and generate greater ROI for all types of businesses. Since 1991, CCMedia has been a client-first media-buying agency, providing integrated media plans and exceptional service for businesses who want to succeed. We create advertising plans utilizing offline (traditional) and online (Internet), including SEM, SEO, social, display, video, mobile, radio, television, out of home and print advertising.

EDAWN Events

“EDAWN’s State of the Economy – Economic Update Luncheon”
Thursday, February 7, 2019
Atlantis Casino Resort
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Invitations will be emailed as the event nears
For a calendar of additional 2018 EDAWN entrepreneurial events, please

visit Startup Digest Reno. For more information, please contact Katie Romanko or call 775.829.3702.

Please click here to view a list of EDAWN’s 2018 events. For more information, please contact Sheila Imsdahl or call 775.829.3704.