Gardner Company, UNLV and the UNLV Research Foundation (UNLV RF) kicked off construction for the first innovation building of the UNLV Harry Reid Research & Technology Park (UNLV Tech Park) with an official groundbreaking ceremony. Representatives from Gardner Company, UNLV, UNLV RF and Burke Construction commemorated the occasion with a presentation and traditional shovel dig to signal new development for the research, technology and business park.
The UNLV Research Foundation realized it needed a partner for its research and technology park to reach its potential. Two months after the announcement that Utah-based Gardner Co. would serve as master developer of the UNLV Harry Reid Research & Technology Park, it’s preparing for additional development beyond the two tenants on the 120-acre site in the southwest valley. Some 93 acres are left for development at the park, at Sunset Road near Durango Drive just off the 215 Beltway.
Officials in Nevada say they see broad horizons for the unmanned aerial systems industry following the posting of federal aviation rules designed for small drone aircraft. As one of six states picked in 2013 for Federal Aviation Administration-authorized testing — and the first in 2014 to be able to issue airworthiness certificates — the Silver State is emerging as a key hub for the drone industry, said Chris Walach, operations director for unmanned aviation at the Nevada Institute of Autonomous Systems.
The 2016 Dominic Anthony Marrocco Southern Nevada Business Plan Competition is winding down as 10 semifinalists hand over their full business plan for judges to review and score. Five will advance to the final round on April 29. The seventh annual competition is run by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Center for Entrepreneurship in partnership with the Las Vegas Business Press. It is underwritten by Dominic Anthony Marrocco, an honorary fellow of UNLV’s College of Engineering.
At the Henderson headquarters of Skyworks, a drone company founded by former UNLV students, 88-year-old Selma Bartlett holds up the company’s newest creation, a brightly colored quadcopter called Eedu. “This is the future,” she marvels.
Most of the young entrepreneurs Zachary Miles encounters at UNLV’s small business development center have can-do attitudes. That’s not surprising given the emerging tech scene in Las Vegas. But some, Miles said, take that confidence a bit too far — to the point of not being able to take criticism.
UNLV’s Center for Entrepreneurship is pleased to introduce our new Certificate in Investing in Early Stage Companies (Angel Investing). The first session begins January 27! Details on this new program can be found below, or you can visit us online for even more information. Join Bill Payne for a free information session to […]