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Entrepreneurial – Executive Update | April. 2017

Entrepreneurial Update The 2017 Reno Startup Deck is HOT OFF THE PRESS! This engaging playing card deck is designed to inform and educate everyone about the entrepreneurial resources in the region. Playful and inspiring, the deck promotes networking with individuals of a variety of strengths, learning from other local startup companies and becoming familiar with the [...]

Business Retention, Expansion & Workforce Update – April. 2017

Business Retention | Expansion The BRE team made 18 visits in March and provided assistance to 15 of the companies visited. The team connects companies to a variety of resources that provide education, training, and other types of support, or potential supply chain partners, customers, and important connections. A subject brought up frequently by [...]

Upcoming Ozmen Center Upcoming Events!

The University of Nevada, Reno College of Business and the Ozmen Center invite you to participate in our Women’s Initiative speaker series, featuring women entrepreneurs that will inspire you. Join us for three “Coffee and Conversation” meetings, featuring local business women as guest speakers, leading up to a final event on May 24th featuring [...]

CEO & Business Development Update | April. 2017

CEO Update Nevada is the top state on the Forbes American Dream Index "based on its recent momentum is Nevada, which scored 108.8. Nevada rates highly thanks to the strong levels of construction and startup activity, along with gains in goods-producing jobs." The American Dream Index is based on seven metrics: bankruptcies, building permits [...]

Investor & Partner Update: Executive Update | March. 2017

Investor Update Thank you to the following new Investors for supporting EDAWN's Mission to create quality jobs in our region. GTG Capital Partners and Neeser Construction have upgraded to the Gold Level of investment with EDAWN. BTI Group has joined as a Silver Investor We appreciate your support of our job creation efforts! EDAWN values [...]

Entrepreneurial – Executive Update | March. 2017

Entrepreneurial Update Ozmen Ventures launches $5 million fund to spark local entrepreneurial ecosystem 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 [...]

Business Retention, Expansion & Workforce Update – March. 2017

Business Retention | Expansion  The BRE&W team made 14 visits in February with 9 companies planning growth in the next 12 months. We continue to bring companies and resources together with 8 business to business connections, as well as 5 internship and 15 higher education connections. We encourage all employers to connect with the [...]

CEO & Business Development Update | March. 2017

CEO Update We are excited to welcome our two newest additions to the EDAWN Board!  Katy Simon Holland, Washoe County School District (WCSD) and Kylie Rowe, Dickson Commercial Group. Thanks again for your support of the Save Our Schools initiative (WC-1). The first major project made possible by the passage of WC-1 is the [...]

Investor & Partner Update: Executive Update | Feb. 2017

Investor Update Thank you to the following new Investors for supporting EDAWN's Mission to create quality jobs in our region. Blanchard, Krasner & French, City National Bank and Pyramid Materials, Inc. have joined as Silver Investors We appreciate your support of our job creation efforts! EDAWN values the continued support of current investors and invites those who are [...]

Entrepreneurial – Executive Update | Feb. 2017

Entrepreneurial Update Ozmen Ventures Launches $5 Million Fund to Spark Local Entrepreneurial Ecosystem! 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 [...]