Every Wednesday morning, one or two early-stage startups present their companies to a diverse audience of their peers, mentors, educators, and advisors. Each founder presents for six minutes, followed by a 20-minute question-and-answer session with the audience. Afterward, each startup receives feedback via an audience survey and from the local organizers in their city.
We empower entrepreneurs through inspiration, experiential learning, connectivity and accolades. Our team accomplishes this through communicating the entrepreneurial character of our community, catalyzing the creation of new entrepreneurial programs, connecting entrepreneurs to community resources and showcasing leading entrepreneurs as role models.
We are a Nevada not-for-profit corporation dedicated to Educating and Facilitating entrepreneurs in creating and growing their businesses.
Entrepreneurship Nevada supports Entrepreneurial Support Organizations and individuals by fostering communication, collaboration and education.
The Kauffman Foundation created Entrepreneurship.org as an online resource to help entrepreneurs grow great ideas. The site provides innovative educational tools and informative resources covering the latest issues and insights affecting entrepreneurs.
We educate, we transform, we inspire and we offer invaluable resources in the form of global events, leadership-development programs, an online entrepreneur forum and executive education opportunities, among other offerings designed for personal and professional growth.
The Lieutenant Governor’s Entrepreneurship Task Force is a statewide task force charged with addressing the needs of the entrepreneurial, small business, and startup community. The Task Force will focus efforts on developing a master plan for entrepreneurial development in Nevada, increase collaboration among entrepreneurial communities, and develop an Entrepreneurial Summit to outline best practices. The Task Force will also identify and consider future legislative priorities to sustain, strengthen, and grow a diverse environment where small businesses and startup companies can develop and thrive.
Great Basin College offers associate and baccalaureate level instruction in career and technical education and academic areas. GBC has an entrepreneurship program. About 3,800 students are enrolled online from across the country and on campuses and centers across 86,500 square miles, two time zones, and ten of Nevada’s largest counties.
We help great founders start on a path to success. Once launched, we continue working with our companies to help them grow through the lifespan of their venture.
Our Purpose:To provide a physical and virtual repository of education, training, and real-time consulting/advisory services that our communities can access in aims at driving our local economy through the creation of new businesses and the strengthening of already existing businesses.
MicroMentor is a free social network that allows entrepreneurs and volunteer business mentors to connect so they can solve problems and build businesses together.
The purpose of the MountainWest Tech Accelerator is to encourage and develop Nevada-based entrepreneurs. We will help hardware/software and IoT (Internet of Things) startups by connecting founders and helping them deal with investors and manufacturers/distributors.
StartUpNV, a 501c3 nonprofit, is managed by a group of dedicated, successful Nevadans who want to give back. Our mission of helping ensure the success of current and future Nevada start-ups is enabled by many volunteers, employees and Nevada businesses. We provide inspirational, collaborative work environments along with a methodology and mentoring to advance early stage ideas with entrepreneurs who have a vision for their success.
The main purpose of Tahoe Silicon Mountain is to organize local in-person networking meetings and also allow for online networking of like minded people. At our meetings we will meet interesting people who're involved in technology businesses, learn how others run their technology companies in the "mountains", share job opportunities, exchange ideas for improving our business, and much more.
The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) is a year-long program that teaches middle and high school students how to start and run their own REAL businesses. YEA! was developed at the University of Rochester in 2004 with the support of a grant from the Kauffman Foundation.
YEA! guides middle and high school students through the process of starting and running a legitimate business or social movement over the course of a full academic year. As of 2013, YEA! has graduated 1,394 students who have started over 1,000 businesses and social movements! YEA! graduates started as students, and left the program as CEOs of their own companies!
The Innevation Center is a 65,000-square-foot collaborative workspace and community event venue driving Nevada’s new innevation economy, donated to the community by Switch Founder and CEO Rob Roy.
The Mill Startup Accelerator helps seed-stage companies focused on developing an exceptional customer service culture. Our program team and mentor network work together to accelerate your startup's growth.
The primary mission of the E-Club is to inspire and encourage entrepreneurship among TMCC students, while offering an open environment to exchange ideas and create networks with the support of faculty. We provided the resources that make the track to success for entrepreneurs a smooth ride.
The Office of Enterprise & Innovation facilitates the creation of an entrepreneurial ecosystem at the University.
Center for Entrepreneurship (CFE) operates as an administrative unit within the UNLV Lee Business School. The CFE's primary purpose is to provide educational opportunities for students, faculty, and the community to learn about entrepreneurship and related activities.
The Entrepreneurship Club is a learning-by-doing environment where students can cultivate their entrepreneurship skills. Students in the club will participate in the development of a business, at minimum by working on a business plan, but ideally also by being part of implementing a start-up.
Vegas Young Professionals is the largest young professionals organization in Nevada. With about 1,800 members, it is the ideal organization to make new business contacts, gain a unique perspective on the Southern Nevada business community and further your professional development. Open to professionals between the ages of 21 and 39, VYP is FREE to join and a great way to build your network and become active in the Las Vegas community.
Western Nevada College operates three campus locations and several rural instructional centers. With the increased delivery of video and web education, students living in any part of our service area should be able to complete a degree program in their own community. Western Nevada College has campus locations in Carson City, Douglas, Fallon, Fernley and Yerington. WNC offers an entrepreneurship program.