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.
NCET has received a $5,000 grant from the Yelp Foundation. “For everyone who voted for us, please except my sincere thanks for your help and support. And, thanks to Yelp and the Yelp Foundation!,” said Dave Archer, president and CEO of NCET.
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.
Dave Archer has changed a lot in 10 years…and so has NCET. Join us on February 3, 2016 for a cocktail party and mixer to celebrate NCET and take a look back at how NCET has changed during Dave’s 10 years at the helm. Find out how—unlike the Titanic—NCET emerged stronger after hitting a funding iceberg!
Dave Archer has been re-elected as president and CEO of NCET, a member-supported nonprofit in Reno that produces networking events to help individuals and businesses explore and use technology. Susan Moreno has been elected to the board of NCET and will serve a one-year term as co-vice president of membership. Mikalee Byerman, Nicole Rose Dion, Van Fortier, Andy Jorgensen, Matt Lush and Jackie Phillips have been re-elected to one-year terms on the board of NCET.
The Nevada Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (NCET), a nonprofit that produces business and technology events, has reached 500 members less than five years after it became a member-supported organization. Janice King of I-Techbooks was recognized this week as the 500th member of the fast-growing NCET.
You wouldn’t drive across the country without a map, and you shouldn’t try to start or run a business without a business plan. General Eisenhower said, “Plans are nothing, planning is everything;” and most of a business plan’s value comes from the thought process you go through while writing it.
The Silver State’s technology sector is a a young but burgeoning industry segment. Another major part of the sector constitutes large, established companies, such as IGT, a gaming machines manufacturer in the North and Switch, a data center in the South. The aggregate of these corporations makes Nevada’s major population regions technology hubs. Additionally, technology firms continue to move to the state which is increasingly becoming known as a haven for tech business.
With the NCET Small Business Expo just around the corner, here are some tips on how you can get the most from a visit to a trade show. Trade shows are like short boot camps for business. Everything that you can use to start or grow your business is right there – potential partners, providers of goods and services, funding sources, mentors, and much more. But you need a strategy to get the most out of a trade show. You can’t just show up and expect to absorb business-changing concepts. Here are four tips you can use to make sure that you get the most out of the next trade show you attend.