Creating a Business - Workshop Series

This workshop series is for students across all Colleges and Schools at the University of Nevada, Reno who want to learn how to create a business. These courses are taught during the Fall semester. One of the objectives is to prepare student teams to qualify for the Sontag Entrepreneurship Competition, which is held every Spring semester.

These workshops are FREE, and no college credits are earned through participation in these workshops.

Workshops will be held on Mondays at 5pm via Zoom, beginning September 27. On the Tuesdays after each Workshop, Dick Bartholet, Director of the Sontag Entrepreneurship Competition, and Matt Westfield, Entrepreneur in Residence, will have office hours from 2:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. in which students can meet (in person or via zoom) and discuss the topics listed below, as well as talk about the Sontag Competition. The Fall 2021 schedule will be as follows.

Please register here if you are interested in attending the workshops and we will be in touch with more information and Zoom links.

LaunchNevada Networking, "Creating a Business" workshop series & other training
Date Time Description Type Location

Saturday, September 18, 2021

2-5 PM

LaunchNevada Kickoff event

Networking

JCSU & Virtual

Monday, September 27, 2021

5-6:45 PM

Team Building

Workshop

Zoom meeting

Thursday, September 30, 2021

11 AM - 12 PM

US Patent & Trademark Office - Intellectual Property 101

Presentation

Zoom meeting

Monday, October 4, 2021

5-6:45 PM

Business Lingo & Business Model Canvas

Workshop

Zoom meeting

Saturday, October 9, 2021

2-5 PM

LaunchNevada Networking event

Networking

JCSU & Virtual

Monday, October 11, 2021

5-6:45 PM

Product-Market Fit

Workshop

Zoom meeting

Monday, October 18, 2021

5-6:45 PM

Advancing Your Business Concept

Workshop

Zoom meeting

Monday, October 25, 2021

5-6:45 PM

Financial Analysis and Projections (New)

Workshop

Zoom meeting

Thursday, October 28, 2021

11 AM - 12 PM

US Patent & Trademark Office - Patent Basics

Presentation

Zoom meeting

Monday, November 1, 2021

5-6:45 PM

Competitive Analysis and Pricing (New)

Workshop

Zoom meeting

Monday, November 8, 2021

5-6:45 PM

Legal Considerations: Form of Business, Raising Capital, Founders' Equity

Workshop

Zoom meeting

Saturday, November 13, 2021

2-5 PM

LaunchNevada Networking event

Networking

JCSU & Virtual

Monday, November 15, 2021

5-6:45 PM

Market size, target market, channels

Workshop

Zoom meeting

Thursday, November 18, 2021 11 AM - 12 PM US Patent & Trademark Office - Trademark Basics Presentation Zoom meeting
Monday, November 22, 2021 5-6:45 PM Pitch Deck & Pitch Discussion Zoom meeting
Monday, November 29, 2021 5-6:45 PM Business Abstract and Business Plan Discussion Zoom meeting

Monday, December 6, 2021

5-6:45 PM

Video of Business Concept

Discussion

Zoom meeting

Fall 2019 workshop recordings