The Reno Startup Deck gives entrepreneurs a new card to play in the startup scene.

RENO, Nev. (June 29th, 2015) – The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) launches the Reno Startup Deck, an engaging playing card deck designed to inform and educate new and existing entrepreneurs and ventures.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.

“Reno has a wealth of information and resources to offer entrepreneurs,” said Doug Erwin, Vice President of Entrepreneurial Development. “We created an interactive and engaging way for new business owners to acquire tools and relationships that will help drive success.”

The first card in the deck explains the playing rules, a social contract of Reno’s startup scene that sets the tone for a culture of entrepreneurial success, and encourages participation. The second card gives players the opportunity to take the cards on the street and network by providing one free drink at The Hub, Craft, Swill and Coffeebar.

Each numbered card features a different tip, from entrepreneurial groups and inspirational events to educational opportunities and third party services. The face cards showcase prominent individuals in the community to meet and connect with and the aces highlight Reno angel funds.

The decks can be purchased online at and the revenues directly support many of the programs and events listed within the deck.

For more information call Shyla Pheasant at 775-636-2837 or



About EDAWN:

The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada is a private/public partnership established in 1983 committed to recruiting, expanding and supporting newly forming quality companies that bring jobs to the region and have a positive impact on the quality of life in Greater Reno-Sparks-Tahoe.