Entrepreneurial Update

The Startup Technology Press Conference was a success!  June 5th we hosted a press conference where, along with Governor Brian Sandoval, we announced five new startups that will contribute over 125 new tech jobs, with an average wage of of over $40 an hour. The startups featured were BreadwareTalageThe SufferestBombora and MyVRHere is the Press Release.
Bring your startup ventures to Nevada!
Learn how the University of Nevada, Reno and the region are building an entrepreneurial-friendly environment and helping businesses grow through our Innovation Ecosystem.
Interested in learning where a handful of Burning Man installations are created? The Generator is an inclusive art space, maker space, and community space in greater Reno/Sparks and is available for use for anyone who wants to make art and be part of a creative community. Check out the Reno Generatorand their upcoming workshops!

Entrepreneurial Events 

Info session – Federal R&D Tax Credit
June 26, 2018 from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Tax credits are not only for established businesses. As a start-up, the investment in employees, contracted services, and material costs may be a qualifying activity, and the credit will reduce your payroll tax!

This session will cover the new opportunities available from the tax law changes, and how companies are planning to tackle the implementation. Complimentary

Online Course: Sales Acceleration For Startups 
July 7 – August 30, 2018
Interested in accelerating your business growth? Register for this 8 week online course that will give clear direction to your sales growth, piece of mind that sales will increase, confidence to hire and run a sales team and systems to build your sales organization.
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

Rehearsalis the first video-based practice platform that gives teams a safe place to practice communication skills, receive coaching, and collaborate with others. Companies will spend $200B on training in 2018, yet studies show there is little lasting impact after 120 days. Research proves that practice is the key to improving skills and changing behavior.

Current customers include Verizon, Allstate, Honeywell, and J&J with over 100,000 users in 12 countries

Rehearsal is currently seeking a $3M series A and have 26 new hires slated through 2019

Major Investor of the Week

Michael D. Peyton Insurance, LLC. – We are an insurance brokerage specializing in assisting commercial clientele with risk management and a wide range of insurance products, including but not limited to: workers compensation, general liability, products liability, errors & omissions/professional liability, employment practices liability, directors & officers liability, and cyber liability. We can also assist with surety & fidelity bonds, life insurance, and group health insurance. Our team always works diligently to procure the most competitive and comprehensive policies for our clients and we take pride in acting as your risk managers!

EDAWN Events

You still have time to nominate a company or individual for EDAWN’s Arts & Business Awards – we have extended the deadline to Friday, June 22. Click here to nominate today!
 Save the Date!
EDAWN’s Arts & Business Luncheon and Awards – September 13, 2018!
EDAWN’s Arts & Business Luncheon and Awards will highlight and recognize businesses and individuals who have shown outstanding support and engagement with the local arts community. At this luncheon, learn about the important role a thriving arts and culture community plays in our region’s successful economic development efforts of attracting and retaining quality companies, as well as a qualified workforce. Registration will open in August.
Keynote Speaker:
Laura Zabel, Executive Director
Springboard for the Arts
Event Details:
EDAWN’s Arts & Business Luncheon and Awards
Thursday, September 13, 2018
Eldorado Resort Casino
11:30 am – Check-In
12 noon – 1:30 pm – Lunch, Keynote & Awards Presentation
Co-Partners: City of Reno, City of Sparks, Sierra Arts Foundation and the University of Nevada Reno/College of Liberal Arts
Thank you to our Title Sponsor:
For more information, please contact Sheila Imsdahl or call 775-829-3704.
Ready, Set, Go! Mark your calendars for the 7th annual EDAWN Existing Industry Awards, scheduled for Thursday, October 18, 2018, at the Grand Sierra Resort. Take this opportunity to highlight and recognize the accomplishments of the many great primary employers in the region. Be ready to nominate yourselves, a client, or a company you may know when nominations open on Monday, June 25th. Attention Existing Primary Companies…. now is the time to take advantage of free recognition for your company and to spread the word about your many contributions to the region.  Award categories and General Criteria are posted on the EDAWN website at https://edawn.org/existing-business/existing-industry-awards/.
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.