CEO Congratulations to SWITCH! We are excited to see one of our local Nevada based companies go public. Rob Roy and the SWITCH Team rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange recently. Switch uses clean and renewable energy to power data centers. Amazon, eBay and PayPal are on the company's roster [...]
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Investor Update EDAWN would like to thank all of our investors for their continued support this fiscal year. We cannot be successful at attracting, retaining and growing companies in the Greater Reno-Sparks area without you! Thank you to the following new EDAWN investors: Bombora has upgraded to the Presidential Gold level of investment! CalRamic Technologies, [...]
Entrepreneurial Update The 3rd Annual Biggest Little Startup Fair was a hit! The event was structured to combine elements of a trade show and career fair, providing a venue for companies to exhibit their products and services, and for individuals interested in career opportunities to meet potential employers in the startup community. The event was a [...]
Business Retention | Expansion | Workforce The Business Retention and Expansion team made 7 company visits in September.. and provided assistance to 2 companies. In September, we also launched two taxi tops promoting Nevada JobConnect, to help publicize the fact that JobConnect is the place to go for those seeking employment, in addition to businesses [...]
CEO How did EDAWN do in our fiscal year 2017? The EDAWN Board tracks our progress using a dashboard that details metrics in a few main areas, job attraction, job retention, entrepreneurial job creation and workforce development. This dashboard is aligned with our strategic plan and our funding. The EDAWN team had another great [...]
2017 Startup Vendors Breadware Tunetrax Cycle.io HavinTea Think Biosolution Buzz.Tools Conscious Container SUPrSTRAP Reno Happy Project Trenlot' INC Community Yogi TripSee BitGive Flashvote Talage rtlsLab TactiKey Mindful Media Services Wyred Insights BikeCargo Zzem Screw KeepOnMovin' Entrepreneurial Resources: 1 Million Cups Ozmen Center for Entrepreneurship Truckee Meadows Community College Career Center University of Nevada, Reno Career [...]
Entrepreneurial Update EDAWN Entrepreneurial Development Department has been chosen to receive a $300,000 grant from (over three years) the U.S Department of Commerce! U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Wilbur Ross, announced that 42 organizations - including nonprofits, institutions of higher education, and entrepreneurship-focused organizations from 28 states, will receive over $17 million to create and expand cluster [...]
Business Retention | Expansion | Workforce The team made 11 visits in August and seven of those companies are growing. Two are new companies to the area. We referred two companies to internship programs and made eight connections between business and education. EDAWN continues to remind companies about the benefits of hiring interns at [...]
CEO Great National Media Continues ...and with Burning Man recently, we have seen an uptick in national coverage - In case you missed it: MSNBC: How Reno, Nevada is rebounding from the Great Recession Wall Street Journal: Reno puts out the welcome mat for Burning Man USA Today: Nevada Museum of Art's "City of Dust" [...]
Investor Update EDAWN would like to thank all of our investors for their continued support this fiscal year. We cannot be successful at attracting, retaining and growing companies in the Greater Reno-Sparks area without you! Thank you to the following new EDAWN investors: Aflac Insurance has joined as a Gold Investor! MAG Consulting andSouthland Industries have [...]