Entrepreneurial Update

The 2017 Reno Startup Deck is HOT OFF THE PRESS!

This engaging playing card deck is designed to inform and educate everyone about the entrepreneurial resources in the region. Playful and inspiring, the deck promotes networking with individuals of a variety of strengths, learning from other local startup companies and becoming familiar with the area’s ample entrepreneurial resources. Stay tuned for the official launch, and further details next week!

Did you know, there are 4 new early stage startup funds in town?

Click the link below for a list of the active venture funds in the region.


Startup Company of the Month

Congratulations to eBravium, the 2017 Sontag Entrepreneurship Competition $50,000 winner and our Startup of the Month!

eBravium gamifies access to smart devices in a novel way to help kids think and learn faster. They literally suspend access to the smart device’s fun stuff, making access contingent upon answering academic questions correctly; calling it their “learn-to-earn” philosophy. It’s supported by a robust backend for various analytics and it’s protected by five patent applications, covering a broad base of claims. You can read more about the other Sontag Finalists and eBravium here.

Entrepreneurial Events

2017 Nasa Space Apps Challenge

Friday, April 29th – Saturday, April 30th

The Reno Collective – 100 N Arlington Ave #100, Reno, NV
Space Apps Reno is part of a global hackathon organized by NASA, as part of the International Space Apps Challenge. On April 29-30, 2017 the City of Reno will participate for the fifth year in this global event. The event is free to participants! Learn more and register here.

Ozmen Center for Entrepreneurship: Coffee & Conversations

May 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 24th 2017 – reference the RSVP link for scheduled times.

The University of Nevada, Reno College of Business and the Ozmen Center invite you to participate in the Women’s Initiative speaker series, featuring women entrepreneurs that will inspire you. Join them for three “Coffee and Conversation” meetings, featuring local business women as guest speakers, leading up to a final event on May 24th, featuring Joelle K. Jay as their guest speaker. Learn more and RSVP here.

*These are no cost events, come and be inspired.
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!

Major Investor of the Week

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