Inspired by his sister’s challenges with learning, eBravium co-founder and University MBA student, Cody Grimes, set out to create a software program that combines screen time learning and academic performance. The result is eBravium – a software that gamifies smart devices by making access contingent upon correctly answering academic questions correctly. For his innovation, Grimes was awarded $50,000 Monday, March 27 in the Sixth Annual Sontag Entrepreneurship Competition, during a luncheon held at Harrah’s Reno.
Finalists Have Been Announced! What an exciting last few months it has been. I’ve had the pleasure to work with many of you through the semester and couldn’t be more proud of the business plans that were turned in. Last night we had the pleasure to announce seven – that’s right seven! – finalists. These […]
As the Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup Collegiate Business Plan Competition wraps up later this month, Dave Croasdell from the University of Nevada, RenoCollege of Business has been selected as one of two 2013 Governor’s Cup Faculty Advisors of the Year, and nine University student teams moved into the finals out of more than 60 […]
Company based on bark beetle research at University of Nevada, Reno awarded $50,000 A new company that uses the enzymes of bark beetles to control the devastating effects the beetles can have on a forest, EscaZyme Biochemicals, LLC, was awarded the $50,000 gold prize this week as the winner in the University of Nevada, Reno’s […]
Sarah Toney started with one coffee cart at a Renown Regional Medical Center building. That led to three carts. “Then I took equipment from one of the carts and moved into a kitchen and then moved the kitchen and set up the Hi Point shop in 2009,” Toney said. Like many small-business owners, she’s been […]
What began as a senior thesis project for University of Nevada, Reno physics major Ben Sumlin has turned into a winning business. Sumlin is part of Mining Environmental Technology and Services, which won the inaugural Sontag Entrepreneurship Competition on Wednesday during the award presentation at the UNR campus. Sumlin and fellow team members David Karr, […]
A dreamer talks about turning an idea into a business. An entrepreneur takes the risk, and makes it a reality. Several business plan competitions are fostering the entrepreneurial spirit in Northern Nevada college students and giving them the tools and funding to start their own companies. Nevada is home to at least half-a-dozen such contests, […]