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.
This one’s for the little guys. Five Reno startups, including a company that caters to endurance athletes and one that specializes in connected products — the Internet of Things in geek speak — were recognized by city and state officials on Tuesday for raising funding and creating high-paying jobs in the Biggest Little City.
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.
A commitment by the University of Nevada, Reno to foster science, technology and entrepreneurship has garnered international attention and an increasingly beneficial partnership with Israel-based HIL Applied Medical.
Hardware Massive is a global hardware startup community with 30 chapters around the world. The Reno Chapter Launch Event is August 23, 2017 at the Innevation Center.
A bootcamp for startups in the Internet of Things space will give several young companies a unique opportunity to accelerate development of their concept and business this fall. InNEVator 2017, hosted through The Innevation Center University of Nevada, Reno, will be an intensive and active six-week program.
Three Reno, Nevada-based startups talked about these themes during a panel discussion at a VentureBeat event to launch our Heartland Tech channel ahead of the 2017 Blueprint conference. At the gathering, founders of the companies told their stories of growth outside the tech metropolis.