The 6th annual Governor’s Conference on Business, hosted by the State of Nevada Department of Business and Industry, is a comprehensive business resource and networking event designed for businesses looking to expand and grow or entrepreneurs seeking to launch a new venture.
Conference participants will have access to 90+ business service providers, lenders, development authorities, government entities and B2B companies at the Business Resource Expo. Networking opportunities are available throughout the day, enabling you to make the connections you need to succeed.
The conference will host a Business Pitch Competition for startup companies to showcase their innovative product or service. The winning companies will be awarded a cash and professional services prize package totaling $31,600 at the conference luncheon. Nevada-based startups in operation for two years or less with annual gross revenues less than $250,000 from any industry should apply by 8:00 am on June 26. If your company is selected as a finalist, you must be able to travel to Sparks on August 17 to pitch in-person at the conference. Awards for 1st, 2nd and People’s Choice will be presented at the conference luncheon.
The conference will conclude with a luncheon featuring special guest speaker Mridul Gautam, PhD, University of Nevada Reno Vice President for Research and Innovation. Governor Brian Sandoval will deliver a keynote address.
7:30 am: Registration, networking and light breakfast
7:30 am – noon: Business Resource Expo
8:15 – 11:15 am: Breakout Sessions, Business Pitch Competition sponsored by AT&T, Microsoft, The Abbi Agency and Vast: Powered by the CFO Group
12:00 – 1:30pm: Luncheon featuring the Business Pitch Competition awards, a guest speaker presentation and keynote address by Governor Brian Sandoval
Attendees: $40 in advance, $50 at the door
Business Pitch Application: $40 (nonrefundable), application and fee submission deadline is June 26th
Exhibitor registration: $275 nonprofit, $375 B2B