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Current Entrepreneurship and Innovation News

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Business and Community | January 12, 2020

Troesh Center for Entrepreneurship Executive Director Leith Martin on professional mentorship, growing entrepreneurship on campus, and the value of experience.

Yong Li poses for a photograph on UNLV's campus.
People | December 16, 2019

A passion for researching how to make investment decisions in uncertain times led Yong Li to UNLV's Troesh Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation from Buffalo, New York.

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Business and Community | October 20, 2017

Center to be Renamed Troesh Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

The hills of Vinales offered a look at the Cuban countryside.
Business and Community | June 26, 2017

Students from the Global Entrepreneurship Experience visit island nation to discover a developing market ripe with opportunities.

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Business and Community | May 4, 2017

Prizes totaling $55K in seed money go to three UNLV teams who bested over three dozen Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup competitors with health care, hospitality, and esports business ideas.

People | June 13, 2016

The entrepreneurial spirit of Las Vegas drew Leith Martin to town, but it’s his family that keeps him here.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation In The News

CDC Gaming Reports, Inc.
July 24, 2020

More than 250 entrepreneurs and inventors are competing to create a solution that can help the hospitality, entertainment and travel industries recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, with the potential of seeing their idea brought to market.

Las Vegas Review Journal
July 23, 2020

More than 250 entrepreneurs and inventors are competing to create a solution that can help the hospitality, entertainment and travel industries recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, with the potential of seeing their idea brought to market.

June 12, 2020

The hospitality and tourism industries have clearly been hit hard by the Coronavirus crisis. There are questions about how hotels, restaurants, sports and entertainment venues and airlines will come back from the pandemic. The Lee Business School at UNLV wants to know what you think will be the new normal. The school is even offering a big prize for your help. A member of the business school joined us this morning to talk about the competition.

KVVU-TV: Fox 5
April 28, 2020

UNLV's Lee Business School has announced the creation of the Lee School Prize for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, as the school looks to compel entrepreneurs to develop innovations to help address the problems facing the hospitality, entertainment or travel industries due to COVID-19.

Las Vegas Review Journal
August 24, 2019

Kent Young started Spin Games in 2013. Since then, the Reno-based digital gaming company has expanded to New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Canada, the United Kingdom and Europe, and it is continuing to enter new markets.

Las Vegas Review Journal
January 7, 2019

Submissions for the ninth annual Southern Nevada Business Plan Competition are open.

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Recent Entrepreneurship and Innovation Accomplishments

February 19, 2019
Yong Li (Troesh Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation), Exequiel Hernandez of the University of Pennsylvania, and Sunhwan Gwon of Korea University, published the article "When Do Ethnic Communities Affect Foreign Location Choice? Dual Entry Strategies of Korean Banks in China" in Academy of Management Journal. Research has shown that firms...
May 12, 2017
Janet Runge (Center for Entrepreneurship) coordinated a five‐way partnership between Lee Business School, Cox Communications, Bank of Nevada, Caesars Entertainment, and Manheim Nevada that has produced 12 new graduates of the Small Business Leadership Academy (SBLA). The SBLA certificate program aims to empower participants with the ability to...
February 1, 2014
Janet Runge (Business School) was honored with the High Tech Mentor Award for her efforts in entrepreneurship education in the winter 2013 edition of Las Vegas Woman magazine. As the school's enrichment coordinator, she oversees the Global Entrepreneurship Experience program and founded the UNLV Center for Entrepreneurship. She has served as...
May 1, 2013
Andrew Hardin (Center for Entrepreneurship) has been selected as one of three Faculty Advisors of the Year for 2013 by Nevada's Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology. The award recognizes those Nevada college and university educators who have made significant contributions to the Donald W. Reynolds Governor's Cup Business Plan Competition....
May 1, 2013
Angela Douglas (Center for Entrepreneurship) was honored as one of 10 up-and-coming professionals by the Las Vegas Business Press in its annual Rising Stars of Business.