ENTREPRENEURIAL PITCH, EDUCATION, AND NETWORKING EVENT
Whether you’re looking for business advice, access to capital, or simply trying to connect with other small business owners – we invite you to join us in this year’s 4th annual event on November 3rd, 2023.
Launch Rural Nevada is an annual event designed for startups and small business owners in rural Nevada and provides opportunities for mentorship, access to capital, and connection with entrepreneurial support organizations in Nevada. This year the event will be held in a hybrid format with local, in-person viewing sites and online options.
The competition consists of two categories. The Youth Division is open to Junior and Senior High School students (Grades 8-12) from rural Nevada school districts, while the Adult Division is open to all participants 18 years and older that reside in rural Nevada.
The founding partners of Launch Rural Nevada are The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED), StartUpNV, Audacity Institute, Northeastern Nevada Regional Development Authority, the Ozmen Center, the Nevada Small Business Development Center, Great Basin College, and University of Nevada at Reno. These partners are all volunteers involved in this event and are committed to connecting rural entrepreneurs with business startup resources in Nevada. Together mentors, entrepreneur support organizations, government entities, founders and investors, are creating a statewide ecosystem resulting in successful small business development across Nevada.
3 WAYS TO PARTICIPATE
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Don’t feel like competing – you can still gain many insights from our panel discussions & presentations.
Our sponsors are a critical part of the Launch Rural Nevada program. Through their support and assistance, we are able to provide a professional training program, host a dynamic pitch competition, and get capital into the hands of business owners who will be solving the problems of tomorrow. If you would like to sponsor this year’s event, please contact us at (775) 738-2100 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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“Being a part of the Rural Nevada Pitch Day competition reinforced my passion and boosted my confidence in being a new business owner. The coaching I received was instrumental in helping me organize my ideas into a solid business proposal with the goal of bringing my dreams to life"
Elizabeth Woolsey, Owner & Chief Enthusiasm Officer, Stargazer Inn & Bristlecone General Store, Baker, NV