Entrepreneurial Update

Are you a female interested in coding? 
Check out of number of great events hosted by Women Who Code. 
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 

The Grow with Google Event took place at the Nevada Museum of Art, on August 6th. The event was free and open to the public and individuals had the opportunity to learn new skills and utilize Google tools to help grow their skills, career or business. If you missed it, many of these learning tools are available online.
The NCET Small Business Expo is Friday, September 28th. Come stop by our booth and say hello, and network with people and organizations to help grow your business.
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

GroupGets empowers users to securely join or organize group buys for any existing product. GroupGets help bring backers together, then securely handle collection, purchasing, and shipping. The company has been supplying high tech thermal cameras to UNR’s Intelligent Mobility Lab, are getting ready to ship 1600 audio loggers for conservation research and recently kicked off a partnership with    SparkFun electronics  to help hardware enthusiasts get their products to market faster.

Partner Update

One Week Left to Register! Register now for the UNR Part-Time Job & Internship Expo – August 30th, 10am to 2pm. The event is hosted by the Nevada Career Studio, The University’s Central Career Services Office. If you have not registered yet, go here. For questions about the event, contact Christine Freelin, Administration Assistant, (775) 682-7114.

Major Investor of the Week

SVN – Founded in 1987, SVN is a full service commercial real estate brokerage firm that operates on the principles of cooperation and collaboration.

EDAWN Events

Did you know that…Arts improve healthcare?
Nearly one-half of the nation’s healthcare institutions provide arts programming for patients, families, and even staff. 78 percent deliver these programs because of their healing benefits to patients-shorter hospital stays, better pain management, and less medication.
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.
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.
SAVE THE DATE! – EDAWN’s 7th Annual Existing Industry Awards – Plan to be a part of our celebration as we recognize the many great companies who are the foundation of our local economy. The EDAWN Existing Industry Awards, will be held on Thursday, October 18th, at the Grand Sierra Resort. Award categories and General Criteria are posted on the EDAWN website here.
Thank you to our Title Sponsor:

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.