Entrepreneurial Development

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!
If you haven’t heard, JetSuiteX  is currently operating in Reno, offering semi-private direct flights to Oakland, starting at $79! Our SVP, Doug Erwin, tested it out and remarked, “JetSuiteX ruined traditional flying for me. I’ve been flying to the Bay Area for 15 years and this time it only took me two hours, door-to-door, to get to my meeting. No lines, no TSA, easy parking, free cocktails and healthy snacks, all for a great price.”

Entrepreneurial Events

The Grow with Google Event will take place at the Nevada Museum of Art, on August 6, from 9am-5pm. Drop in for 5 minutes, or stay the whole day and learn how to get the most out of Google’s tools and programs.  Registration is free! 
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

A big congratulations to Talage who just closed their latest round of funding! Talage is the digital marketplace for small business insurance. Through innovation and technological efficiencies, Talage democratizes insurance by allowing small business owners across the country to compare policies and complete the purchase of insurance in minutes and from any device.  Working with other financial technology companies, traditional insurance agencies, and directly with small business, Talage is insurance for all small businesses. Talage is proud to be backed by leading Silicon Valley and Nevada investors like Merus Capital, Battle Born Venture, WTI and Acceleprise.

Major Investor of the Week

Sierra Pacific Federal Credit Union – Sierra Pacific is recognized as one of the safest depository credit unions nationally and had a five star rating from Bauer Financial. We provide very high value with clear, understandable products and services.

EDAWN Events

 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.
Celebrate the Great – Our community appreciates all the great contributions of our existing primary companies which are the foundation of our local economy. Take this opportunity to recognize and thank the existing primary companies in our region who contribute to our growing economy, by nominating them in one of the following categories: Biggest Little WOW, Corporate Citizen, Employees First, Small But Mighty, Leader in Sustainability, Manufacturing Excellence, Partnership with Education, and Company of the Year. For more details and to nominate yourselves or another company go here: Award categories and General Criteria are posted here. Nominations close August 17th, so don’t delay.
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.