Figure Technologies, a financial technology company headquartered in San Francisco, expects to double the size of its current 75-employee staff in Reno during the next year.
There was a palpable buzz in the building as members of Northern Nevada’s startup community gathered last week for the grand opening of Reno’s newest coworking space: Reno Hive. Tucked in downtown Reno’s Arlington Towers, a stone’s throw from the Truckee River, Reno Hive has 5,000 square feet of Class A office space, including 2,000 square feet for community space, six cubicles, six offices, and two state-of-the-art video conference rooms.
As the cost of living and doing business in mega-cities continues to break records, entrepreneurs are discovering a desirable alternative: neighboring Reno, Nevada. No longer known for its gaming culture, Reno is building a reputation as the right place for entrepreneurs who are ready to bet on themselves and their big ideas.
The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) will host the inaugural Reno Venture Conference in an effort to increase early stage investment in the local economy.
The structure created by those visionary leaders — today known as NCET — has grown into an organization 600 members strong that’s the largest educational and networking organization in Northern Nevada. As NCET celebrates its anniversary this year, business leaders credit the organization with establishing the foundation for today’s burgeoning tech sector in northern Nevada.
One of the many things I love about working at NCET is getting to meet the incredible people and companies who drive our vibrant and diverse business and technology community. One of the ways I discover them is through the annual NCET and EDAWN Awards.
We are very pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 EDAWN Awards. The EDAWN Awards recognize the people and resources that have played an integral part in contributing to the growth of our community, while the NCET Tech Awards – now in its 12th year – celebrate the Northern Nevada individuals and companies who have greatly enhanced the growth and prestige of technology community.
Twenty-nine companies that relocated to Greater Reno-Sparks and existing local companies that expanded their workforce this year, were honored at EDAWN’s “New and Expanded Companies” welcome reception on December 6. 2018 was a year of record set in technology growth and corporate headquarters, both very strong indicators that our economy continues to move in the right direction.
The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) announced on November 27 that rfxcel, the most tenured provider of track and trace solutions in the market today, is relocating its corporate headquarters to Reno. The new office is expected to open its doors in December 2018.