Sometimes an innovative idea for a business or life-changing product connects with the resources to make it happen. And sometimes they come together when the idea is pitched to a team of angel investors or venture capitalists. Northwestern Nevada has a number of investor organizations springing up along with a rising spirit of entrepreneurship throughout the region.
David Audretsch, one of the most well-known entrepreneurship researchers in the world, will be giving a talk that is intended for students, entrepreneurs, and the general public on November 30, 2017 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on the University of Nevada, Reno campus. The title of Audretsch’s talk is, “Have We Oversold the Silicon Valley Model of Entrepreneurship?”
“Everything that rises must converge,” the great American novelist Flannery O’Connor observed a half-century ago. We’re clearly seeing the convergence of at least four trends, two old and two new, and according to newly released findings, marketers may not be prepared for what may prove to shake their world. In fact, a survey of marketing professionals conducted on behalf of BrightEdge, an SEO and content marketing firm, found substantial confusion at what may be a critical moment in the rapidly pacing cycle of digital consumption.
The NCET Small Business Expo connects small businesses and entrepreneurs with the help they need to help their companies grow. Anyone who invests even a few hours at the Small Business Expo will leave with an abundance of information and important networking contacts. Business owners will have the opportunity to talk with experts and visit with experienced and knowledgeable industry professionals.
A commitment by the University of Nevada, Reno to foster science, technology and entrepreneurship has garnered international attention and an increasingly beneficial partnership with Israel-based HIL Applied Medical.
An entrepreneur who launches a software company can get down to work about any place that has a table, a chair and decent wi-fi access. But what about entrepreneurs with great ideas for hardware, the things that exist in the real world? Where will they find the tools they need to create a prototype? And perhaps more important, how will they learn to use the tools?
We don’t have to look far past our smartphones to recognize that a great idea can change the world. But in this digital age, when everyone seems to have an idea, it can be challenging to get a project off the ground. Crowdfunding sites like IndieGogo and Kickstarter popped up to provide a solution, by offering perks to early adopters of technology and products in exchange for funding, and by 2015 the crowdfunding industry was estimated to have generated $34 billion in revenue — a figure that’s projected to grow to $96 billion by 2025.