Back when many cities had just three TV stations and you had to walk to the TV to change channels, I looked forward to TV Guide’s Fall Preview of new and returning shows. With that in mind, here’s my annual NCET’s Fall Preview of programs and events designed to help Northern Nevada’s small businesses and entrepreneurs.
No company is bearing more fruit than Apple right now. Apple on August 2 became the world’s first publicly traded company to be valued at $1 trillion, according to the Associated Press.
The pathways to successful entrepreneurship are unpredictable. But one constant commonality, even above education or experience, is drive. Successful entrepreneurs from all backgrounds share a relentless tenacity that is perhaps the best predictor of success. This is the magic of entrepreneurship.
Sue Irvin and Bill O’Driscoll have been elected to the board of NCET, a member-supported non-profit that produces educational and networking events to help people explore businesses and technology. Jodi Jung and Renee McGinnes were re-elected to the board.
Today, ITS Logistics freight brokerage occupies a 9,000-square foot space on the fourth floor of 50 W. Liberty St and is on its way to generating more than $120 million in revenue in 2018. With more than 80 team members, the office is quickly filling to capacity. To take a break from helping companies worldwide manage their freight brokerage needs, the team often gathers on their outdoor-deck, the only space of its kind in the building.
In 2013, the entrepreneurial landscape in Northern Nevada was a barren desert. Only recently removed from being rocked by the Great Recession, that year Reno-area startup companies brought in a small cluster of new jobs (50) while raising droplets of venture capital ($2 million), according to the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada. Five years later, the horizon for both entrepreneurs and investors looks vastly more fruitful and green — in more ways than one.
Girls don’t do tech is still widely believed. To change that, Microsoft has been organizing the DigiGirlz, a technology camp for teenage girls in Reno for the last eight years. This year, tech companies in the region such as Tesla, Switch, Oracle and others came together as presenters at the camp. Ninety teenage girls from different parts of Nevada and elsewhere participated in a two-day tech camp at the University of Nevada, Reno.