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Current Entrepreneurship and Innovation News

Lee Business School in Frank and Estella Beam Hall
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.

RAD team members hold up giant check
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.

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Business and Community | February 8, 2016

A three-year National Science Foundation grant will strengthen commercialization efforts at UNLV through a new university-wide entrepreneurship development program.

Research | May 21, 2015

Amputation is a serious threat to people with diabetes. A team of UNLV faculty researchers, entrepreneurial students, and economic development experts is working to bring a better way to prevent the problem to market soon.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation In The News

Las Vegas Review Journal
January 7, 2019

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

KSNV-TV: News 3
August 2, 2017

On July 19, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson was at Nellis Air Force Base preparing to share information about a new program in the pipeline called AFwerX. The program will test collaborating with UNLV and the public to innovate ideas and for problem-solving.

Las Vegas Review Journal
July 24, 2017

UNLV’s Center for Entrepreneurship will become a storefront for a $2 million national program that the Air Force will launch next year to attract innovators, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson said Friday in an exclusive interview with the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Global University Venturing
July 6, 2017

The Rebel Venture Fund, the student-led university venturing fund of University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) has invested in US-based fintech company Echo Payment Systems.

Las Vegas Business Press
June 13, 2017

The next generation of entrepreneurs at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas' Lee Business School is learning to work at a global level.

Vegas Inc
January 23, 2017

Avetis Mazmanyan’s grandmother had a golden rule when it came to cooking: Always use fresh vegetables, never canned. She also took the time to skin garbanzo beans, a step she insisted made her meals more delicious. Today, college student Mazmanyan is the head of his own startup, Mezze Foods, for which he and his family make hummus, bean salad and other ethnic dishes to sell to Whole Foods. His grandmother’s culinary rule is a cornerstone of his 4-year-old business. “We take hours prepping vegetables all by hand,” he said.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Experts

Associate Dean for Research and Innovation, with expertise in economic diversification, plans for small businesses, technology management, and information technology innovation.

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
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.
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....