As the aspirations of Reno’s entrepreneurs continue to rise, fueled by Northern Nevada’s increasing presence as a technology hub and a strong economy throughout the state, Reno’s entrepreneurial support and development community is growing by leaps and bounds as well.
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.
Clif Maclin is seemingly everywhere on the Northern Nevada business scene. He mingles at networking events. He speaks before audiences. He’s a staple at the weekly 1 Million Cups Reno event, tossing probing questions to entrepreneurs showcasing their startup enterprises.
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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 Reno Angels and Summit Venture Mentoring Service (VMS) are joining forces to help entrepreneurs in the Northern Sierra Region. The Reno Angels, at its monthly meetings, will hear pitches from entrepreneurs participating in Summit VMS’ comprehensive mentoring program. The goals are to provide real-world feedback to the entrepreneurs on their business plans and presentations, and to consider investments in selected businesses.
The FLoW 2.0 program prepares students with projects aimed at making a positive contribution to environmental sustainability for entrepreneurial success. With a special emphasis on scientists and engineers, FLoW 2.0 establishes a core foundation of skills to turn ideas and technologies into products and businesses. Through the program, scientists and engineers emerge as future leaders in the business community.
The market for unmanned aerial systems (UAS) in the United States could top $11.4 billion by 2022 — and technology entrepreneurs in Northern Nevada are well positioned to capture a significant share of that business. The problem? The Federal Aviation Administration, which generated the $11.4 billion estimate, acknowledges that the size of the UAS market depends in large measure on the regulations and legal structures that grow up around the industry. Those structures currently are, to put it mildly, in a state of uncertainty.
As the world becomes more digitized, the health care industry is racing to keep up, sparking an explosion of new digital technology geared to improving patient care. Most visible to patients is the move to electronic medical records, or EHRs, by doctors and hospitals in an effort to streamline record-keeping and meet federal guidelines. But that’s only one of dozens of new tech advances that are designed to make life better for the ill, elderly and disabled.