A Positive Outlook – Innovation Driving Growth

A Positive Outlook – Innovation Driving Growth

 

May 23, 2019 | Las Vegas Review Journal | link to full article

Jeremy Aguero

A series of new programs and initiatives seek to stoke the fires of entrepreneurial development in Southern Nevada….

Finally, nonprofit startup incubator StartUpNV was recently awarded a federal grant from the Economic Development Administration to launch a Southern Nevada Angel Conference and Seed fund that will educate and encourage angel and other investors to start early-stage funds in the Las Vegas region. StartUpNV offers critical incubation services to the community and has  emphasized increasing investments in women- and Hispanic-led startups. Their regular “Pitch Days,” where any business, founder or founding team can have 30 minutes to pitch and receive feedback from experienced founders and funders, are currently oversubscribed. Entrepreneurs who are invited to join StartUpNV are assigned mentors with sector-specific experience, have access to venture capital firms, angel groups, individuals, and government grants, and can receive access to office space or meeting rooms at… more