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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August 13, 2020
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August 12, 2020
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BizTech Magazine
May 28, 2020
Embarc Collective nurtures the growing tech startup community in Florida’s Tampa Bay area as it works to turn the region into the next hotbed for technology innovation. To do it, the nonprofit has built a state-of-the-art facility that is giving the area’s startup ecosystem a major boost.
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.

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Campus NewsFebruary 18, 2020
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Business and CommunityJanuary 23, 2020
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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
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