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.
There are many questions that entrepreneurs have to face when looking to build and fund startups such as when to raise funds, how much to raise and where to find investors. To address some of these questions, NCET held a panel discussion luncheon titled Introduction to Startup Funding on Wednesday, March 8 at the Atlantis Resort Casino Spa. The event allowed local experts and investors to share insight on funding for scalable startups — in terms of this article, scalability is a company’s ability to maintain or increase its level of performance or efficiency when tested by larger operational demands.
Ozmen Ventures has announced its launch as one of the first early-stage investment funds in northern Nevada. Founded by Eren and Fatih Ozmen, owners of Sparks-based Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), a global aerospace and defense company, the fund aims to invest in young and dynamic local startups and cultivate the local entrepreneurial ecosystem. Ozmen Ventures is a seed and early-stage venture capital fund headquartered in Reno. The fund has already made an investment in ClickBio, an innovator in the laboratory consumables industry.
No one wants to think about the “worst case scenario” in the heady days of a new business venture. But, there are basic legal issues you should address to avoid complications down the road. Taking the time to plan up front can save you headaches and hours of problem solving later. Here is my list of common legal pitfalls to avoid as a start-up.
Given how much customers dislike it, the financial services industry seems ripe for “disruption,” as Silicon Valley likes to call industry upheaval. These financial technology, or “fintech,” startups may also soon get further validation from a key banking regulator. Comptroller of the Currency Thomas Curry last week announced plans for a special national bank charter that would allow fintechs to offer their products without having to get regulatory approval state to state. Part of Curry’s motivation lies in his belief that fintech can help consumers who either don’t want or can’t afford to establish accounts with traditional banks.