Dragonfly Energy from the University of Nevada, Reno took top honors recently in 2014 Donald W. Reynolds Tri-State Award Business Competition. The graduate-level entrepreneurship team won first place and $30,000, UNR’s winning team included students Denis Pharis, Sean Nichols and Justin Ferranto and faculty mentor Matt Westfield. The team also won the 90-second elevator pitch and was awarded an additional $2,000, according to an announcement from UNR.
Brandon Shaw plans to take his on-campus tutoring service nationally, but first, he’s got to finish high school and graduate from college. The 17-year-old Truckee Meadows Community College High School senior has teamed up with 17-year-old Nick Vienneau, a Davidson Academy senior, and Joseph Jumale, a TMCC student, to form Stepping Stones Learning Aid. “We […]
Innovation & Strategies for Startup & Growth Saturday, Jan 7 > 8:30 am to Noon If you are thinking of starting your own business or currently own a business and want a fresh approach to creating success, join us for this NCET Bootcamp on January 7th. Arnold Carbone has been creating innovative solutions for growing […]
Lifestyle entrepreneurs — people who start businesses mostly to provide an income for themselves — seldom are the focus of efforts to rebuild the northern Nevada economy. Matt Westfield thinks they deserve more attention. “Everybody is looking for the next Google,” says Westfield. “But we can impact this community in a good way by nurturing […]