Does Reno hold the biggest little blueprint for emerging technology hubs? That’s the question that more than 200 tech sector CEOs, executives and government leaders will tackle as they flock to the Biggest Little City for the inaugural VentureBeat Blueprint event from March 5 to 7.
Things are heating up in the Reno area as the nation’s largest provider of solar power officially announced its arrival in Northern Nevada. SolarCity launched its service in Reno, Sparks and Carson City on February 17, allowing customers to start placing orders for solar panel installations. The company’s entry into the area further expands its footprint in the Silver State. Nevada became the 15th state served by SolarCity after it launched in the Las Vegas area in May of last year.
Relina Shirley, however, the system served as the spark behind her startup HIDEIt Mounts. More specifically, Shirley’s journey into the entrepreneurial world can be traced to the Wii’s sensor bar. Well, that and her inner interior designer.
Just days before a major gathering of key geothermal players in Reno, the industry finds itself at a crucial juncture that could determine its very future. With natural gas prices plummeting, the once-sizzling pace of geothermal development is starting to cool down after experiencing a renaissance in the last decade. The wild card? New opportunities […]
A quiet hum gives way to the throaty noise of machinery inside Great Basin Brewing Co.’s South Rock Boulevard facility as bottle after bottle starts snaking through a mechanical line. Like a proud papa, Great Basin brewmaster Tom Young barely is able to contain his excitement as he walks toward his new “baby.” That would […]
Two years after it was first proposed as a Senate bill in the Legislature, Nevada’s first in-state private equity fund made its official debut by investing $2 million in a Reno company. For supporters of the Silver State Opportunities Fund, the investment is an important step in shoring up K-12 funding for the long term […]
One year after retiring from Major League Baseball, former Boston Red Sox ace Curt Schilling threw his most daring pitch yet. As founder and chairman of video game developer 38 Studios, Schilling convinced Rhode Island officials in 2010 to give his company a $75 million loan guarantee in exchange for relocating from Massachusetts. It was […]
Things are about to get hot and steamy at the University of Nevada, Reno’s Redfield Campus as the country’s first national academy for geothermal energy kicks off this summer. A collaboration between the country’s top geothermal schools, the academy is expected to draw 52 attendees — a quarter of whom will come from overseas. Attendees […]
California is traditionally seen as the land of opportunity for aspiring movie stars. But a new California law signed in April has one aspiring sector in the Silver State relishing opportunities of its own. Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill into law that requires the state to acquire a higher percentage of its power from […]