Sontag Entrepreneurship Competition

The Sontag Entrepreneurship Competition was established by the College of Business at the University of Nevada, Reno to develop the entrepreneurial capacities of UNR students and facilitate the students' creation of new businesses in Nevada. The Sontag Entrepreneurship Award was funded with a major gift from alumnus Rick Sontag to the University of Nevada in 2011. 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 of the competition, which takes place throughout the academic school year.


Keep up with the Sontag Entrepreneurship Competition by signing up for our email newsletter, liking us on Facebook or following us on Twitter @UNRSontag

Upcoming Important Dates

Free preparatory workshop series: Sep - Dec 2018
Intent to compete deadline: 23 Jan 2018

Rick Sontag

Rick Sontag

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.

Contact Us

Contact College of Business (0024)

1664 N. Virginia Street

Reno, NV 89557


Phone (775) 784-4912

Fax (775) 784-1773

Ansari Business Building, 409