The Reno Collective, a downtown Reno co-working space, moved for the fourth time since the business started in 2009. But this time, its new Midtown mansion should be its “forever home.” The Reno Collective provides paying members an office space, a desk, business address and other resources for people freelancing, running their own startup tech businesses, working remotely or just trying to escape their boss.
The use of broad data sets provides corporations with the ability to crunch tremendous amounts of customer data to identify trends and make good decisions. For a tiny handful of cutting-edge companies, the same disciplined use of data for day-to- day decision-making provides a solid pathway to success. Bristlecone Holdings, a fast-growing financial technology company headquartered in Reno’s Midtown District, demonstrates the wide-ranging importance of using data as a business tool. The company’s very existence depends on data utilization.
With assistance from some local sponsors, the Center for Unique Business Enterprises (CUBE) at Midtown, formerly known as C4CUBE, a nonprofit business incubator, wants to provide up-and-coming businessmen and women the leverage to achieve their goals, including resources and connections to angel investors and local talent to make their companies thrive.
Eric Madison, 43, grew up in Franklin, N.C., and has lived in Washington, D.C., New York City, Silicon Valley and Reno. He has a bachelor of science degree in computer science, physics and math from the University of North Carolina. He is currently the executive director of the CUBE at Midtown, a business incubator and startup community center. He’s also worked as the director of Internet engineering at MCI where he built 238 data centers in 38 countries, as a serial entrepreneurs forming seven startups in Washington, D.C. and Silicon Valley, including three that went IPO on the Nasdaq stock exchange.