Startup Incubator Partners with UNR’s Innevation Center
The University of Nevada, Reno Innevation Center has announced a partnership with The Batchery to support entrepreneur development in Nevada. The Batchery is a California-based global incubator for seed stage startups that bills itself as the “global gateway to Silicon Valley”. The partnership gives Batchery members access to UNR’s sophisticated laboratory and equipment resources while Nevada entrepreneurs will have access to The Batchery’s resources for advice and guidance while taking advantage of the organization’s network of technology veterans.
Clark County Victory Schools Show Proficiency Gains
In 2015, the state designated 22 Clark County School District (CCSD) schools to participate in a “Victory School” program. The aim of the program is to improve student achievement, among other goals. The 22 schools were chosen based on a variety of factors including the number of students living in poverty and the Nevada legislature approved almost $21 million in specific funding for the Victory Schools. Less then a year after being implemented the majority of the schools in the program have reported as much as triple-digit gains in the number of students reaching proficiency in English and math.
Study Shows NVIE Impact on State Manufacturing
According to a study conducted by the University of Nevada, Reno’s Center for Economic Development, Nevada Industry Excellence (NVIE) has had a significant statewide impact on manufacturing, mining and construction. The study showed that, over a five-year period, partnership efforts between NVIE and businesses in the three sectors have resulted in $2.2 billion in output, the creation or retention of over 8,400 jobs and over $182 million in new federal and state tax revenue.
Henderson Partners with Transmosis to Address Tech Skills Gaps
Transmosis, Inc., in partnership with McKinsey Social Initiatves, has begun building a workforce accelerator in the City of Henderson. The program is the result of a $114,000 grant from the Nevada Governor’s Office of Science, Innovation and Technology as part of the agency’s STEM Workforce Challenge Grant program. Transmosis’ program will create multiple training courses to ensure individuals have the technical and social skills necessary to gain employment in the tech sector.