InNEVator is an eight-week fully funded startup accelerator for early-stage technology companies hosted by the University of Nevada, Reno InNEVation Center—Powered By Switch. Their goal is to accelerate the growth of Reno’s tech ecosystem by attracting and supporting high-growth technology startups to the Reno community. Companies accepted will work with experts to accelerate product development, go-to-market […]

RNOX Accelerator is live!!

RNOX’s mission is to create and cultivate strong, technologically focused startup companies. As an accelerator headquartered in Northern Nevada they are aimed at paving the way for companies in the areas of: FinTech with a focus on payments and commerce SaaS (Software as a Service) Data Security DLT/Blockchain Gaming Innovation They are now accepting applications! […]

Sierra Accelerator

SAGE creates opportunity for tech entrepreneurs in Northern Nevada, providing expertise to help companies secure fundingfrom the U.S. small business innovation research grant programs. SAGE is a public-private partnership of The University of Nevada, RenoOffice of Enterprise & Innovation (E&I) and Apio Innovation Transfer (APIOiX), a global innovation ecosystem development firm. SAGE provides onsite training programs, webinars, and […]


Launched in 2017, InNEVator is fueling the creation of successful, early-stage startups and helping build a thriving ecosystem in Northern Nevada.  We work closely with carefully selected companies solving important problems and with the potential to scale. While most accelerators manage the masses, we take a more hands-on approach. We provide a team of experts […]

Sontag Entrepreneurship Competition

Alumnus Rick Sontag created the Sontag Entrepreneurship Competition with his $1 million gift to the University in 2011. Read more about Rick’s donation in this NevadaToday Article. The endowment created by the gift funds the award in perpetuity. The award is a single prize of $50,000, given at the end of each spring semester to the winner […]

Audacity Fund

Those statistics are crazy, right?! …and they exist in our hometown.  People building businesses from underserved populations lack access to funding and resources to grow businesses in our local community.   The Audacity Fund Reno, a field of interest fund at the Community Foundation of Western Nevada, was created to help change these statistics in our region by providing funding, […]

Sierra Angels

Founded in 1997, Sierra Angels is a premier angel investment group with principal focus in Northern Nevada and the I-80 corridor of Northern California. Headquartered at Lake Tahoe, Nevada, they are located in one of the most business-friendly states in the country. Sierra Angels is the premier angel investment group in the Northern Sierra region. […]

Ozmen Ventures

Ozmen Ventures is an early-stage venture capital fund supporting innovative solutions to traditional problems in the northern Nevada region and beyond. Visit Ozmen Ventures

Battle Born Venture

The Battle Born Growth Escalator Venture Program is Nevada’s stateventure capital program. It makes equity investments in early stage,high growth Nevadan enterprises. Visit Battle Born Venture

Watershed Growth Ventures

A specialized consultancy and operator’s growth equity fund focused on effectively managing, funding and building early stage companies in Northern Nevada. Visit Watershed Growth Ventures