Wooing And Choosing The Right Backer

Funding hasn’t been harder to come by in decades, and throngs of deserving entrepreneurs are downright starved for it. That’s where angel investors–loosely gathered groups of well-heeled individuals with an eye toward the juicy returns that can come from investing in early stage companies–come in. Not that you should jump at any angel willing to […]

Intel International Science and Engineering Fair: Contribute your time to an event that will contribute to our region and our future


In two weeks, the 60th Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) will be in full swing at the Reno Sparks Convention Center. Happening May 10-16, 2009, the event will feature 1,600 scientists and engineers of the future, bring an estimated 6,000 visitors to the region and generate an estimated $6.6 million in tourism revenue. […]

Top 10 social networking sites for entrepreneurs

Mashable, a popular blog covering social media and Web 2.0, recently offered its take on the top 10 social networks for entrepreneurs: 1. Entrepreneur Connect: From the producers of Entrepreneur Magazine, Entrepreneur Connect provides the opportunity to create your own profile, explore the community, share ideas with other entrepreneurs and network.  2. Partner Up: This […]

Radiochemistry program spotlights promise of UNLV

UNLV’s radiochemistry program, though only 5 years old, is partnering with national lab researchers and drawing students from universities such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Administrators say this is the type of program they want to grow: research-intensive and sustainable with limited state funding. And radiochemistry, the study of the chemical and physical properties […]

Hard work pays off for Governor’s Cup finalists

University of Nevada, Reno students have been getting an up close and personal look at the world of business this semester that is culminating in the Governor’s Cup final competition and awards ceremony April 22-23. The Governor’s Cup is an annual competition among students from all Nevada colleges and universities to create the best business […]