Ozmen Center for Entrepreneurship

The Ozmen Center Entrepreneurship is an idea space that facilitates entrepreneurship moving ideas into action.

About Us

The Center was founded in 2014 and was made possible by a gift from Eren and Fatih Ozmen who are exemplary entrepreneurs and alumni of the University of Nevada, Reno. Headquartered in Sparks, NV, Sierra Nevada Corporation is a privately held company under the leadership of Chief Executive Officer, Fatih Ozmen and President, Eren Ozmen.

The Ozmen Center serves as a point of inspiration and clearinghouse for information, an idea space that facilitates entrepreneurship, moving ideas into action. Our goals are to focus on the development of students' entrepreneurial skills, assist faculty in commercializing their research, and improve northern Nevada's entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Entrepreneurship Blog

Obtain valuable insights from individuals and entities within the entrepreneurship ecosystem in our area.

Distinguished Lecture Series

This series, brought to you by NVGLOBE-L and the Ozmen Center for Entrepreneurship, features speakers who have made significant contributions to policy research and practice in academia, government and the business world.


Learn about the undergraduate entrepreneurship minor and the MBA entrepreneurship emphasis.

Entrepreneurship Club

The Entrepreneurship Club is a learning-by-doing environment where students can cultivate their entrepreneurship skills.


In this workshop series, students will learn how to create a business and prepare to qualify for the Sontag Entrepreneurship Competition.  

Contact the Ozmen Center

Email: ozmencenter@unr.edu
Location: Ansari Business 402
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.