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March 2016 – New Mentor of the Month – Dave Hartman

Some Background on Dave….. Born in New Jersey, but having lived most of my life in the western states, I graduated college in San Diego, raced bikes for a bit in Boulder, CO, and eventually found myself in Seattle where I planted some roots in starting my professional career.  As the country was in recession at the […]

January 2016 – Monthly Newsletter

Welcome to our long awaited, very first newsletter for the Summit Venture Mentoring Service (VMS). It has been an amazing year for the program and the many ventures involved. We cannot thank the volunteer mentors enough for all the time and effort they put into supporting our entrepreneurs. With roughly 15 ventures and 50 mentors […]

January 2016 – Mentor of the Month

Rob Armstrong is an executive in the Advertising Technology industry (AdTech), having built his career over the last 8 years developing products for digitial ad agencies, publishers, and advertisers. Rob is co-founder and head of R&D for Bombora, a B2B data startup that is changing how sales and marketing work by infusing data-driven behavioral intelligence […]

Reno: The Biggest Little Startup Community

What do you get when you mix 300 days of sunshine, hundreds of miles of trails and a vibrant art scene with active venture capital firms, a slew of coffee shops, and a top-tier university? You get Reno, Nev., a place the Kauffman Foundation calculated has the most start-ups for a city of its size […]

Governor Celebrates Entrepreneurial Job Growth in Downtown Reno

RENO, Nev., February 28, 2014 – The Reno Collective and the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) recognized 4 new startup companies located in Downtown Reno for their innovative ideas and job growth. Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval joined Mike Kazmierski, CEO of EDAWN, at the Reno Collective co-working space to congratulate these startups on […]

1.8.14 – Globally Recognized Team Mentoring Program Coming to Region

GLOBALLY RECOGNIZED TEAM MENTORING PROGRAM COMING TO REGION The newly formed Summit Venture Mentoring Service (VMS) is modeled on the highly successful methodology developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to mentor high potential startups. RENO, Nev. (Jan. 8, 2014) – Early in 2014, the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) in concert with […]