The best small business owners, the ones who survive the inevitable challenges of a startup and create an organization that will thrive in all sorts of economic environments, are the business owners who seek the best help and guidance. That’s precisely the sort of help and guidance they’ll receive at the NCET Small Business Expo.
Northern Nevada is at a watershed moment for angel and startup investing. Homegrown tech companies such as Clickbio, NevadaNano, Filament and Breadware, along with larger newcomers such as New Deantronics, Figure and Elemental LED, are transforming the entrepreneurial development scene in Northern Nevada.
In Reno, 14 percent of startups moved from another city, drawn especially by the lower cost of doing business. And, strikingly, 52 percent of entrepreneurs in Reno came from somewhere else — with cost of living and quality of life as the main reasons. It’s all in a new report from Startup Genome, a business study supported by NCET.
When you hear the words “technology” and “teenager” in the same sentence, it may evoke images of students gaming with each other over consoles or walking around distractedly on phones. Rarely, people stop to think about the relationship these students will have with technology in the future; becoming the new generation of innovators, entrepreneurs, and businesspeople. It is important not only to keep this in mind, but to train up these students in how to make use of technology and how to interact with the larger entrepreneurial community. By doing so, we pass on an important legacy of innovation and leadership.
The Reno Startup Deck is a deck of playing cards, created by EDAWN, featuring 52 key northern Nevada entrepreneurial people, programs and events. Here are the rules from the very first card of the deck.