Entrepreneurial Update

Happy Holidays from EDAWN! We are greatful to live and work in Nevada. 

Thank you for your continued investment to our region’s economic development and growth.

We are deeply saddened by the loss of a great entrepreneurial influence in our community, John Moran. 

John was a lifelong learner who was passionate about education and entrepreneurship. He lead Entrepreneurs Assembly for many years as Executive Director and Board Chairman. To read his obituary, click here.


Sparks startup, Corcom.io, announces two ICOs and its alpha matrix launch.

NanoJems is happy to announce that Corcom.io- currently accelerating projects such as NanoJems, The PUSH, LunarGolf, UrlyWhirly, and MushMap, is in its 4th investment round and has scheduled two upcoming ICOS. Learn more here.

Northwestern Nevada has a number of investor organizations springing up along with a rising spirit of entrepreneurship throughout the region.

 Read more about the increase in funding in Reno.

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.

The Nevada Department of Business and Industry released a new interactive guide.

Check out the new interactive “Guide to Starting a Business in Nevada”. Click on different buttons to see links to many resources statewide.

1 Million Cups is relocating to the Innevation Center!

1 Million Cups is a free national event designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs through weekly presentations. 1MC will now be at the Innevation Center located at 450 Sinclair St, here in Reno Wednesdays at 9:00am.

Entrepreneurial Events

Girl Empire 2018 By GirlMade

January 20th, 2018 10:00am-1:00pm
The Holland Project – 140 Vesta St, Reno NV 89502 
This event is for teens interested in developing vital business skills and finding out how to tie together interests and skill expertise. Sponsor young women, purchase tickets, and learn more here.

6th Annual TEDxUniversityofNevada!

January 27th, 9:00am-5:00pm
Reno-Sparks Convention Center- 4590 S. Virginia St, Reno NV 89502
Join TEDx in January to welcome new speakers and their ideas worth sharing to our Reno stage. Explore new ways of thinking, learn something new, and stoke your curiosity in an environment full of intrigue and optimism. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with each other and with speakers.

*Seating is limited, general admission tickets and group discounted tickets are available for purchase at 

CatalystLive! Reno Business Class

Every Thursday from February 8th-April 19th, 5:30-8:30pm
The CatalystLive! is a Reno Business Class designed to help you understand how to create upside leverage and exponential business growth so you find clever ways to maximize your resources and unlock the true potential of your company.

There are several entrepreneurial events happening throughout the region! For a full calendar list, and to list your event,  

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!

Startup of the Month

Peep No More is the first and only hands-free, automatic occupancy indicator for public restroom stalls. Peep No More is a Reno-born company founded by Ms. Joey Mares, a graduate of UNR. 

The signs are specifically designed for increasing traffic flow in high volume public venues including stadiums, airports, convention centers and other large public facilities.

Peep No More is now installed locally at Greater Nevada Field, The National Bowling Stadium, Mackay Stadium and Discovery Museum as well as in other well known public venues including Harrahs & Harveys in South Lake Tahoe, AT&T Park, Levi Stadium, and in over 39 Live Nation venues across the country.

The company is a Certified Women’s Business Enterprise and a winner on Dream Big America. This year Peep No More won NCET’s Microenterprise Company of the Year.