Walking into the Kimmie Candy Factory’s in east Reno is like, well, being a kid in a candy store. Bins of colorful confections line the walls. There are the Sunbursts—oblong, colorful, candy-coated, chocolate-covered sunflower seeds. The ChocoRocks—fun-shaped chocolate chunks covered in a smooth colored candy shell. And, of course, PretzelBites—round, brown morsels in either dark chocolate or salted caramel.
Filament, a Reno, Nevada-based startup that develops blockchain solutions to leverage industrial internet of things data, announced earlier this month the Blocklet chip, which will allow any industrial device to communicate and interact with multiple blockchain technologies.
Atlantis Casino Resort Spa has launched a partnership with Israeli Water Tech Company, WINT, and WaterStart, a water technology incubator based out of Las Vegas. The pilot project has Atlantis using WINT’s smart meter technology that uses pattern recognition and algorithms to analyze water flow to cut water costs and help prevent costly water damage.
U.S. drone delivery is expanding from Slurpees and pizza. Drone delivery service Flirtey announced that it is partnering with a Reno-based ambulance service to send out emergency equipment by air for cardiac arrest-related emergencies. The partnership with Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority will allow responders to send an automated external defibrillator by air in addition to an ambulance dispatch for every emergency call involving cardiac arrest.
No longer is technology an element that somehow needs to be accommodated in real estate development. Now technology is increasingly at the heart of memorable projects, providing the framework that drives design and development decisions and providing a welcome environment for businesses and families. To understand how this works, take a look at West 2nd District, the 17-acre neighborhood that’s planned along the Truckee River on the west side of Reno’s downtown.
Another tech startup is calling Reno home. Software service company Alchemy announced recently that it chose Reno as the site for its new corporate headquarters. The company cited Reno-Tahoe’s business-friendly environment, quality of life and the growth in the number of companies moving to the region as one reason for its decision to base itself in the area.
The Reno Mini Maker Faire is scheduled to take place on Saturday July 8, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Idlewild Park. The event is a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker Movement. People of all ages and backgrounds will come together to show what they are making and share what they have learned along the way. The Faire is a celebration of what makes Northern Nevada unique.