Steven Gill has been elected vice president of membership administration for NCET, a member-supported non-profit that produces networking events to help individuals and businesses explore and use technology. Rachel Felix, Matt Fisher, Toni Quiruz, Bill Saylor, Chuck Sweeney and Irene Voronel have been re-elected to the board.
Ryan Parrish has been elected to the board of directors of NCET, a member-supported non-profit that produces networking events to help individuals and businesses explore and use technology. Mikalee Byerman, Nicole Rose Dion and Andy Jorgensen have been re-elected to one-year terms on the board of NCET.
A study by a technology think tank indicates the high-tech boom is spreading nationally, and northern Nevada is on the growing edge. The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) “High-Tech Nation” study released late last year examines 20 indicators of an innovation-driven high-tech economy to paint statistical portraits of all 435 U.S. Congressional Districts, all 50 states, and the District of Columbia. The study demonstrates that high-tech innovation plays a critical role in the economy in all four congressional districts in Nevada.
As a child, I looked forward with great anticipation to TV Guide’s Fall Preview of new and returning shows. With that in mind, I once again present NCET’s Fall Preview of programs and events designed to help Northern Nevada’s small businesses and entrepreneurs. Upcoming events include the NCET Small Business Expo, Nevada Economic Development Conference, Governor’s Conference on Small Business, Northern Nevada Business Summit, NCET’s State of the Marketing Industry and TEDxUniversityofNevada.
Like you, I’ve read dozens of inspiring articles about entrepreneurs who bounce back from failures to discover success. Steve Jobs, we are often reminded, was fired from his own company. Thomas Edison chalked up each of his thousands of failed experiments as another step toward a successful solution. You’d almost think from reading these inspirational tales that entrepreneurs set out to fail a few times just so that they can build a foundation for success later on. But we need to talk truthfully about failure.
When the recession hit in 2008, Nevada’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology was a statewide organization focused on fostering an environment where high-growth entrepreneurial companies and tech companies could flourish. Funding was provided primarily by Federal earmarks. Then, earmarks were discontinued and the organization was left high and dry.