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Current Entrepreneurship and Innovation News

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Business and Community | October 1, 2021

UNLV Incubator at Hughes Center will help students bridge the gap between a big idea and a marketable business.

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Research | December 29, 2020

A yearlong collection of UNLV faculty making the news for their discoveries and contributions to the community.

Campus News | December 10, 2020

A collection of news stories highlighting the election, COVID-19, and scientific discovery at UNLV.

Campus News | November 5, 2020

A collection of news stories highlighting UNLV’s commitment to community, health care, and research.

A portrait of UNLV's new president Keith Whitfield on campus.
Campus News | August 10, 2020

As summer heats up, so do the accomplishments on UNLV’s campus.

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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.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation In The News

Info Play
September 30, 2021

Blackstone LaunchPad announced today that it will bring its student entrepreneurship and skills development program to students at the College of Southern Nevada and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

The Herald-Chronicle
September 29, 2021

Blackstone LaunchPad announced today that it is bringing its student entrepreneurship and skill-building program to students at the College of Southern Nevada and University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Blackstone Launchpad
September 29, 2021

Blackstone LaunchPad announced today that it is bringing its student entrepreneurship and skill-building program to students at the College of Southern Nevada and University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

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September 29, 2021

Blackstone LaunchPad announced today that it is bringing its student entrepreneurship and skill-building program to students at the College of Southern Nevada and University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Wall Street Journal
June 1, 2021

With millions of small companies reeling from the pandemic, owners and advocates hope the Small Business Administration under President Biden will offer more solutions to their troubles. But what is it small businesses actually want from the SBA?

Commercial Integrator
May 20, 2021

$1M Lee School prize purse offers aid as the hospitality, entertainment, and travel industries recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Experts

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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.