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

Biography

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.

 

Education

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

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Zachary R. Miles In The News

Hanahan Herald
April 12, 2019
When Anthony Rufo began preparations to launch his digital companion company HAPPIE Home — a device for caregivers that’s similar to voice assistants like Google Home — he decided Las Vegas would be the perfect location.
Las Vegas Review Journal
April 9, 2019
It’s the perfect startup Cinderella story. After launching inside Jeff Bezos’ garage in 1994 as strictly an online bookstore, Amazon has since become a household name, earning more than $230 billion in net sales last year. Today, Amazon echo smart speakers and packages with the famous Amazon smile can be found in millions of homes across the country.
Las Vegas Review Journal
March 18, 2019
  When Anthony Rufo began preparations to launch his digital companion company HAPPIE Home — a device for caregivers that’s similar to voice assistants like Google Home — he decided Las Vegas would be the perfect location.  
Las Vegas Sun
January 14, 2019
At the Sands Expo and Convention Center, among hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of CES tech show attendees from around the world, one booth was distinctly Las Vegas. UNLV has been exhibiting at the annual tech show since 2014.

Articles Featuring Zachary R. Miles

UNLV students holding large check
Business and CommunityJanuary 11, 2019
Inaugural hackathon offered UNLV students unique opportunity to generate innovative commercial products; winner announced during CES 2019 in Las Vegas.
artist rendering of U.N.L.V. Research Park
Business and CommunityJuly 17, 2018
Construction of the first innovation building on the 122-acre UNLV Harry Reid Research & Technology Park marks a new era of research and innovation in Southern Nevada.
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ResearchFebruary 28, 2018
Collaboration will leverage talent from both institutions, spur joint research, and bolster regional economic development efforts.
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ResearchDecember 28, 2016
UNLV researchers and inventors made national headlines this year with their discoveries. Here's a round up of some of our top stories of 2016.