Kristin McClellan and Kurt Thigpen have been elected to the board of NCET, a member-supported non-profit that produces educational and networking events to help people explore business and technology. “Kristen and Kurt bring impressive skills in digital marketing that will further strengthen the NCET board,” said Dave Archer, its president and chief executive officer. “We deeply appreciate their willingness to serve our organization.”
With global consulting firm Bain and Company forecasting $300 billion in business opportunities by 2020 for the IoT sector, many are looking to expand into the industry. One startup that just moved from California to Reno is hoping to get into the lucrative market by helping aspiring entrepreneurs create products with its prototyping kits and make the transition from concept to market a lot easier. “It’s so hard to design even a tiny circuit,” said Daniel Price, CEO and co-founder of Breadware. “The exciting thing about Breadware is that it’s similar to Wordpress or any other tool that enable people to be more creative without being experts in the basic technology.”
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Four decades ago, a new employee likely expected to spend their entire career with the same company. As the years passed, they might rise through the ranks and receive enough on the job training to succeed in their role. Neither employee nor employer gave much thought to continuing an employee’s education. For this generation, there was a social contract between employers and employees. Loyalty was valued, and it went both ways. Companies rewarded longevity and loyalty and employees put company priorities before their own. It was also industry-standard for companies to offer pensions to attract and retain valuable employees.
FN Nano Inc. and Catalytic PURE AIR LLC put advanced materials science to use to clean and purify air in the most amazing ways. What would you think of a wall coating, a sort of sophisticated paint, that serves as a highly effective way to remove odor and bacteria from the air?
Nevada’s Lt. Gov. Mark Hutchison recently returned from a 10-day TravelNevada trade mission to China. One of his biggest takeaways is the Chinese — who make up the No. 1 foreign travel market for the U.S. — see the Tesla gigafactory near Reno as a major tourist attraction.
An independent, nonprofit organization is now in place, with the sole mission of supporting research, discovery, innovation and commercialization at the University of Nevada, Reno. The Nevada Research and Innovation Corporation has the capability of holding equity and can expedite commercialization of research discoveries and intellectual property. “Many of this country’s most notable research universities have nonprofit corporations or foundations of this type,” Ellen Purpus, the University’s assistant vice president for enterprise and innovation who guided development of NVRIC, said. “It is a model that has proven to be successful for researchers and entrepreneurs, the universities and regional economies.”