Zachary R. Miles

Associate Vice President for Economic Development
Executive Director, UNLV Research Foundation
Director, UNLV Small Business Development Center
Expertise: Intellectual property, Economic development, Small business, Venture capital, Community engagement


Zach Miles serves as the associate vice president for economic development. Miles also serves as director of the Nevada Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UNLV and executive director for the UNLV Research Foundation.

In these capacities, Miles manages the assessment, protection, and commercialization of intellectual property owned or controlled by UNLV and assists start-up companies in building a strong business foundation and seeking capital.

Prior to joining UNLV, Miles served as the deputy executive director of Technology Venture and Commercialization at the University of Utah. Miles has also co-founded, advised, and served as general counsel for a number of Utah based start-up companies.

Miles holds a bachelor of science degree from Weber State University, where he majored in microbiology and holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of New Hampshire School of Law.



  • B.S., Weber State University
  • J.D., University of New Hampshire School of Law

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Zachary R. Miles In The News

Tech Transfer Central
February 4, 2020
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) has opened a four-story research center venue that will serve as an incubator for new ideas in gaming, entertainment, and integrated resort experiences.
KSNV-TV: News 3
February 4, 2020
There aren’t many places where you can find electronic gaming, slot machines, blackjack tables, esports and a sportsbook in one room -- not to mention a bar, restaurant, café and even realistic hotel rooms.
World Casino News
January 28, 2020
In the southern suburbs of Las Vegas and last week saw the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) open a four-story venue that is to serve as an incubator for new ideas in gaming, entertainment and integrated resort experiences.
Yogonet International
January 27, 2020
Black Fire Innovation, UNLV’s new incubator space for integrated resort technology at the Harry Reid Research & Technology Park., gathered dignitaries last Thursday for the official opening and ribbon-cutting of the debut building at the UNLV Harry Reid Research & Technology Park in Las Vegas.

Articles Featuring Zachary R. Miles

Campus NewsFebruary 18, 2020
A collection of news stories capturing the excitement and accomplishments of UNLV at the start of a new decade.
UNLV students playing esports games at Black Fire Innovation
Business and CommunityJanuary 23, 2020
Gardner Company, UNLV, and Caesars Entertainment launch new era for research and innovation in Southern Nevada.
rendering of showing large video board
Business and CommunityOctober 29, 2019
Working with UNLV and Caesars Entertainment, Intel will provide state-of-the-art computing equipment and hands-on internships for UNLV students.
Campus NewsJune 26, 2019
A collection of news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.