Partner organizations


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.

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.

Nevada Procurement Technical Assistance Center, Procurement Outreach Program

A unit of the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development, the Nevada Procurement Technical Assistance Center, Procurement Outreach Program (Nevada PTAC) connects Nevada businesses with opportunities for government or public sector contracting through education, marketing, procurement technical assistance, support documentation, e-commerce and networking.

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.

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.