Partner organizations

Our partners provide many great services for entrepreneurs such as education, consulting and market research.

Audacity Institute/Audacity Fund Reno

The Audacity Fund Reno provides funding, education and support to underserved populations starting businesses in the Northern Nevada region. Education topics cover business structures, licenses and permits; finance and accounting; marketing and sales; product development and pricing; and other areas for long-term success.

Nevada Apex Accelerator, procurement outreach program

A unit of the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development, the Nevada Apex Accelerator connects Nevada businesses with opportunities for government or public sector contracting through education, marketing, procurement technical assistance, support documentation, e-commerce and networking.

Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development

The Procurement Assistance and Outreach program connects Nevada businesses with opportunities for government or public sector contracting.

Nevada Small Business Development Center

The Nevada Small Business Development Center (Nevada SBDC) provides services such as confidential consulting, market analysis, research and projections, and energy efficiency assistance to entrepreneurs. Nevada SBDC, in collaboration with public and private sector entities, also offers workshops, seminars and training courses.


A state-wide business incubator for Nevada, StartUpNV offers the space and resources to take an idea through beta testing to a revenue-producing business. For a low monthly fee, member companies have access to space, mentorship and business and capital partners. StartUpNV also runs an annual boot camp for companies that aren’t in the full time incubation program.

UNLV Office of Economic Development

The UNLV Office of Economic Development works with public and private partners to address real-world needs and bring life-changing products and services to market utilizing university resources and talent. By attracting industry-sponsored research, developing intellectual property, and partnering with companies and organizations that share our vision, we are able to support economic development at all stages, from ideas to dollars.

University of Nevada, Reno Extension | Business Development Program

Extension’s Business Development Program creates free workshops on fundamental business concepts and direction for additional resources. Classes are available in both English and Spanish, in-person and remote, to allow access statewide. The wide range of topics include marketing, taxes, customer service and sales.

U.S. Small Business Association

Programs encouraging domestic small businesses to explore research and development with the potential for commercialization to stimulate high-tech innovation through SBIR-STTR funding.