Entrepreneurial Update

BLUEPRINT 2018 was a huge success! 

Thank you to VentureBeat for choosing Reno as the location for this inaugural tech conference. Held at the Nevada Museum of Art, it brought together more than 400 technology innovators to discuss how to build entrepreneurial ecosystems outside of major tech hubs. Check out some local and national recaps.

Our Startup Angel Workshop is 3 weeks away! This event is crucial to our mission of increasing early stage investment in our local economy. 

Make sure to register soon, as spots are filling up quickly! Lauren Klein, Chief Inspiration Officer of Girlmade, writes about just how important time, training and investment is to the future of our local entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Braviithi is headquartered here in Reno! 

Braviithi is an innovation-driven image analysis company that focuses on the detection of diabetic retinopathy. Learn more about this tech startup here.

1 Million Cups celebrated 5 years in Reno last Thursday, March 15th.

1 Million Cups 5 Year Anniversary Party
1 Million cups celebrated 5 years in the Biggest Little City last week! 1MC is a weekly event showcasing two Reno startup companies and helps them succeed through audience-led Q&A.

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 for anyone who wants to make art and be part of a creative community. Check out the Reno Generator and their upcoming workshops!

Entrepreneurial Events

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 bringing 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.


NCET Tech/EDAWN Entrepreneurial Support Awards
April 5th, 5:00pm
Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, Grand Ballroom
Join us and NCET as we recognize an impressive cross-section of our region’s best and brightest technologists, technology educators and advocates, and technology companies. Learn more, check out the winners, and purchase tickets and sponsorship here.


Angel Investor Workshop
April 11th-12th
Desert Research Institute, 2215 Raggio Pkwy, Reno, NV 89512
The Startup Angel Workshop, which is partially funded by the EDA grant we received, will begin on April 11th , with a fireside chat at the South Reno Napa Sonoma, and end on the 12th, at the Desert Research Institute. The workshop is designed for experienced and aspiring investors, interested in early stage startup investing. If you are interested in learning more and registering, click here.
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.