WHY WE’RE WATCHING: From his work on collaborative workspaces and hackathons to his decision to base his latest entrepreneurial effort Cloudsnap in Reno, Loretz is one the strongest advocates for building up Northern Nevada’s technology sector. He is currently working on bringing together people from the private and public sectors to find ways to promote entrepreneurship in the area while also improving Reno’s image.
MANTRA: “Do more faster.”
GOALS IN 2013: After receiving funding in 2012 from startup accelerator Tech Stars for his application programming interface Cloudsnap, Loretz is now raising money from the Bay area while working with more partners and customers for his latest venture. To help accommodate more self-starting creative types who prefer a collaborative workspace, Loretz is expanding the Reno Collective by moving into a bigger building. This will also allow the Reno Collective to hold more classes as part of a partnership with the University of Nevada, Reno. Meanwhile, Hack4Reno, a community-based hacking event that Loretz organizes every winter, is being moved to the summer in 2013 in order to hold a much larger the event that will be done in partnership with Code for America.