Startups & Innovation



Thu, Sep 28: 10:00 am - 12:40 pm PDT


The HUB Startup Stage – Exhibition Hall Booth 1830


Session Description

10:00 am – 10:05 am   

Introduction to the Day  

Maggie Saling, Chief Operating Officer, StartUpNV  


10:05 am – 10:50 am  

Nevada Leads the Nation with a Statewide Definition of Certified Investor  

Leith Martin, Executive Director - Troesh Center for Entrepreneurship, UNLV  


Leith Martin is the Executive Director of the Troesh Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Lee Business School, where he oversees entrepreneurship programs including the Rebel Venture Fund, the UNLV National Science Foundation I-Corps program and the academic entrepreneurship curriculum. 


About StartUpNV: StartUpNV, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, engages new and experienced entrepreneurs from a wide variety of industries and business sectors. We offer an opportunity to go from idea through beta testing to a revenue-producing business with the appropriate capitalization for growth. 


Our workspaces in Las Vegas and Reno are inspiring and connect to SBDC facilities throughout Nevada’s eight rural areas. Our mentors are experienced and successful, with well-connected networks; and, most importantly, they are accessible. Our business and capital partners count on StartUpNV to create a strong and growing pipeline of entrepreneurial founders and new companies in Nevada. Our communities count on us to cultivate new ideas and generate self-sustaining and diversified local economies, grow businesses and jobs, and attract and retain the best and brightest here in our state of Nevada. 


Join us from 11:00 am – 12:50 pm to hear 4 Pitches from Nevada companies, sponsored by StartUpNV. 


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