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CEO & Business Development Update | November 2017

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 of clients.  They are building the largest data center in the world at the Tahoe-Reno [...]

November 9th, 2017|

Investor & Partner Update: Executive Update | October 2017

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, Inc. has joined as a new Silver Investor! If your company is not currently an investor [...]

October 31st, 2017|

Entrepreneurial – Executive Update | October 2017

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 BIG success, with 31 start ups participating and over 300 people attending. The event included a [...]

October 25th, 2017|

Business Retention, Expansion & Workforce Update – October 2017

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 seeking employees. You too can advertise your job openings or your business on local taxis. [...]

October 16th, 2017|

CEO & Business Development Update | October 2017

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 year exceeding our metrics in nearly every area. The jobs goal is what most people [...]

October 12th, 2017|

Entrepreneurial – Executive Update | September 2017

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 focused proof-of-concept and commercialization programs, and early-stage seed capital funds through the Economic Development Administration's [...]

September 21st, 2017|

Business Retention, Expansion & Workforce Update – September 2017

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 the K-12 level, Community College and the University levels.  Internships matter for students because they [...]

September 15th, 2017|

CEO & Business Development Update | September 2017

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" makes top 11 exhibition list Cheddar.com: Reno Rolls the Dice on Tech ELLE: Revitalizing Reno VentureBeat: Tesla's [...]

September 7th, 2017|

Investor & Partner Update: Executive Update | August 2017

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 joined as Silver Investors! If your company is not currently an investor with EDAWN and [...]

August 31st, 2017|

Entrepreneurial – Executive Update | August 2017

Entrepreneurial Update The 2017 Collaboration Coins have hit the streets!  By providing people with the startup deck and collaboration coin, it's our intent to deputize the community to grow the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Local coffee shops are the watering holes & meeting places for our startups and we want to continue to encourage "serendipity". You can get a collaboration coin by attending a 1 Million Cups event, hosted every Wednesday morning [...]

August 23rd, 2017|
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