Wanted: Mentors

Wanted: Mentors

   by Corrine Casanova StartUpNV, Nevada’s non-profit state-wide business incubator, is seeking mentors, founders and volunteers for newcomers in Nevada’s vibrant start-up community. They recently took over the reigns of VMS, a Summit Venture Mentoring Service, from the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN). They are currently seeking the following: Member Companies / Founders…

JAG Nevada Hits the Jackpot

JAG Nevada Hits the Jackpot

Special to bizNEVADA Jobs for Nevada’s Graduates (JAG Nevada) is proud to announce it has been namedamong the first recipients of Tesla’s Nevada K-12 Education Investment Fund. JAG Nevada will receive an initial investment of $200,000, which will aid its efforts in providing students with the practical soft and employment-related skills, and career guidance needed…

Itronics, Green Technology

Imagine a World Without Waste

by Corrine Casanova Most people cannot imagine a world without waste. However, the concept of zero waste is nothing new to Dr. John Whitney, CEO of Itronics, Inc., a “creative green technology” company headquartered in Reno, NV. Not only has Dr. Whitney imagined a world without waste, he’s creating it by taking hazardous toxic waste…

Get Curious About the Discovery

Get Curious About the Discovery

by Allyson Lambert When I first relocated to northern Nevada in spring 2014, the Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum (a.k.a. The Discovery) was one of the first places that helped my new city feel like a home. With their dedication to the community and commitment to providing educational opportunities, they truly go out of…

Think first Northern Nevada

An Ounce of Prevention – Think First

by Corrine Casanova We’ve all heard the adage, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure which essentially means it’s easier to stop something before it happens than to repair it after the damage is done. This statement couldn’t be more true when it comes to brain and spinal cord injury. In fact,…

Access to Rural Healthcare

Giving Locally to Impact Globally

By Corrine Casanova Working toward a world in which all communities have access to quality healthcare is the mission of Advocates for Rural Community Health (ARCH) which is located Reno. It’s the brainchild of Leissan Sadykova, a human rights advocate, who got her master’s degree in Diplomacy and Military Studies with an emphasis on Post-Conflict…