The Batchery, an East Bay, California-based global incubator for seed-stage startups ready to go from idea to launch at lightning speed, has announced a partnership with the University of Nevada, Reno Innevation Center. The intention of the unique partnership is to spur innovation and stimulate the incubation of startups both in the Bay Area and in Nevada. Additionally, The Batchery’s members will be able to leverage the sophisticated laboratory and equipment resources of the University of Nevada, Reno. Entrepreneurs and innovators will have access to The Batchery’s resources for advice, guidance and introductions to Silicon Valley influencers.
The Innevation Center is a synergistic, collaborative space designed to stimulate the creation and incubation of start-ups and accelerate the growth of Nevada’s next generation of economic leaders by igniting the creative and entrepreneurial spirits in University of Nevada, Reno students, faculty, community creatives, makers, economic developers, and emerging global tech companies. Creation of the The Innevation Center was supported by Rob Roy, CEO and Founder of Switch.
The Batchery is a constellation of 50 “tech veterans” with backgrounds at companies like Oracle, Google and Accenture. They include investors from the Sand Hill Angels, Partech Ventures, Spruce Advisors, Sierra Angels, Berkeley Angel Network and more.
“We are excited to partner with the Batchery and create a bridge from Nevada to the extraordinary innovation economy in Silicon Valley,” said Jim Sacherman, Director of the University of Nevada, Reno Innevation Center. “The Batchery provides us with a stimulating opportunity where we can share information, access resources and receive valuable advice crucial to helping our Nevada entrepreneurs and innovators navigate through early-stage obstacles. We look forward to accelerating their development and growth working with the Batchery’s mentors and advisors over the coming months.”
“The Batchery supports startup entrepreneurs – such as those at The Innevation Center – who are building sustainable ventures that bring innovative solutions to a vast spectrum of marketplace opportunities,” stated Jeff Wallace, President and Managing Partner at The Batchery. “Given the vast resources of equipment, laboratories and talent at The Innevation Center, this partnership is of great value to our members and provides them with such access. Likewise, we strive to provide a bridge to Silicon Valley for entrepreneurs and innovators not located in the Bay Area. As such, we look forward to working with the Nevada entrepreneurs and innovators and partnering with them for success.”
About The Innevation Center
The University of Nevada, Reno Innevation Center brings the campus community of faculty, staff and students together with entrepreneurs, investors and commercialization experts. Located in downtown Reno, it offers co-working, conference and meeting space, plus a makerspace with resources and equipment to support prototype development and minimize the design cycle. The Innevation Center is home to Nevada Industry Excellence, a statewide manufacturing-extension program hosted by the University to strengthen Nevada companies, and the University’s Nevada Advanced Autonomous Systems Innovation Center, supported by the Governor’s Office of Economic Development Knowledge Fund.
For more information including membership information, visit www.unr.edu/innevation.
About The Batchery
The Batchery is an East Bay, California-based global incubator for seed stage startups ready to go from idea to launch at lightning speed. We are a community of 50 veteran investors and advisors ready to provide you with ideas, insights, and networks. The Batchery is the global gateway to Silicon Valley, with the best in office space, tools, and partnerships for entrepreneurs in the Bay Area, around the US, and internationally.