The University of Nevada, Reno, Innevation Center — powered by Switch provides yet another important component in the entrepreneurial ecosystem of the region. The center’s location along Sinclair Street, with one foot in downtown and one foot in Midtown, marks an important step by the university to make itself accessible to the entrepreneurial and technology communities. The Innevation Center features a makerspace, meeting rooms, co-working spaces, offices for startup companies, and more!
When most of us think about the technology companies that are rapidly changing the face of Northern Nevada, we think about big companies such as Apple and Tesla or one of the software companies along Startup Row in downtown Reno. An equally compelling story about how technology is driving the region’s economic renaissance is found in companies such as Sports Attack LLC that use technology to open surprising new markets. Sports Attack develops pitching machines that are used by baseball and softball teams.
Tune into any nightly news broadcast or browse any newspaper, and the potential danger of technology in business is usually somewhere in the headlines. Whether it’s a massive data dump affecting investors or a scandalous hacking episode, it’s clear that businesses rely on technology — in many cases, haphazardly — to operate. Yet, clearly, few businesses also have a mastery of information technology solutions.
The Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum — more commonly known as The Discovery — has become a field-trip staple for local students, and for good reason: The destination has positioned itself at the intersection of culture and education, offering exhibits and activities to keep young minds thriving. But leadership at The Discovery wants to make something abundantly clear: Contrary to the rumor, you do not have to have children to visit the museum.
“NCET Tech Wednesday attendees can expect to see The Discovery’s transformation from children’s museum to hands-on science center,” said Patrick Turner, Marketing & Communications Director for The Discovery. Join us on January 13th to experience the latest that the Discovery Museum has to offer.
Firearms may be considered by some to be a polarizing topic, but behind the industry is a universal truth: Guns, gun training and technology are inextricably linked. And at that intersection is the brand new Reno Guns & Range, which recently held its grand opening and unveiled its 24,000-plus-square-foot, technologically advanced facility.
Northern Nevada has been in headlines lately for its renewed tech-focused forward motion, as companies like Switch and Tesla become a part of the ever-evolving business landscape. But the fact remains that some companies have identified the region as a hotbed of techie culture and activity for decades now. And the granddad of these longtime believers is a global corporation founded by heavy hitters like Bill Gates and Paul Allen: Microsoft.