Entrepreneurial Update

The 3rd Annual Biggest Little Startup Fair was a hit! 

The event was structured to combine elements of a trade show and career fair, providing a venue for companies to exhibit their products and services, and for individuals interested in career opportunities to meet potential employers in the startup community. The event was a BIG success, with 31 start ups participating and over 300 people attending. The event included a live DJ, as well as free appetizers for the participating startups and students. Thank you to Truckee Meadows Community College and the University of Nevada, Reno Career Studio for partnering to put on this event and all of our local startups and entrepreneurial resources that participated!

For the last 4 years, EDAWN has been facilitating the Summit Venture Mentoring Service program..

providing group mentorship for our local scaleable startups in the region. Since inception in 2014, the program has had 33 startups participate in the program and has curated a list of over 70 active mentors. We like to keep you up-to-date with the success our our local startups and their recent accomplishments; below is a video from the Fall Summit VMS Mixer highlighting the success of some of the ventures in the program…

Do you want to work with a team of engineering students at the University of Nevada, Reno for their senior projects? 

Capstone Connect is a great resource that connects entrepreneurs and businesses in the community with talent at the University of Nevada, Reno. You can submit a project topic and try-out some of the talent in the fields of electrical, mechanical, computer, chemical, and civil engineering. There is no compensation required. It takes less time than training an intern and it beats using a recruiter.

Entrepreneurial Events

Innevation Center Fall Party

Tomorrow, October 20th, 5:00-7:00pm
Innevation Center, 450 Sinclair St
Join the Innevation Center for snacks, drinks, and fun! This party is open to members and the community. If you have any questions, email Rosanne Catron at rcatron@unr.edu

Startup Weekend 2017

November 10th-November 12th
Greater Nevada Field,

250 Evans Avenue
The hardest part of starting up is starting out. In just 54 hours, you will experience the highs, lows, fun, and pressure that make up life as a startup. As you learn how to create a real company, you’ll meet the very best mentors, investors, cofounders, and sponsors who are ready to help you get started. And it doesn’t stop there: 80% of the teams that participate plan to pursue their ideas after the weekend. You can get tickets here.

Sierra Sales Summit

Friday, November 17th 8:00am-4:30pm
Atlantis Casino Resort Spa | Grand Ballroom
This full day of workshops and sessions will help sales professionals and business owners grow their skills and knowledge. Learn about leadership, reputation management, social media selling, connected communication, content marketing, financing and professional style. Save 10% on tickets with the code “EDAWN”. For more information and event tickets/ sponsorship, visit www.eventbrite.com.
There are several entrepreneurial events happening throughout the region! For a full calendar list, and to list your event, check-out Reno Startup Digest.
1 Million Cups – Every Wednesday morning from 9 to 10 a.m. at Swill Coffee and Wine. 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

Coalition Snow, a venture in the Summit VMS program, is taking the snowsports industry by storm with their women’s outdoor equipment and apparel. They were recently awarded the coveted Skier’s Choice Award by Powder Magazine and expanded their distribution into the largest outdoor retailers in North America including REI, Moosejaw, and MEC. Keep an eye out for their athletes, who will be competing on Coalition Snow skis, in the upcoming winter Olympic games!

Partner Updates

Spanish Lean Manufacturing 101

World Class companies use Lean Manufacturing principles to gain a competitive edge and higher profit. Join other Leading Manufacturers in Northern Nevada at this hands-on workshop that will open your eyes to the eight common sources of waste. This full-day Lean Manufacturing workshop combines a classroom setting, with an interactive live simulation in Spanish, and takes place on November 2nd. Please visit our website to register here.

Major Investor of the Week

ITS Logistics is a leading logistics company that delivers a variety of services in supply chain management, dedicated transportation solutions, warehousing, brokerage, and transportation management.