An accelerator program to help budding entrepreneurs get their businesses off the ground was launched Tuesday in Reno and Las Vegas. gener8tor Reno-Tahoe and gener8tor Las Vegas – not to be confused with The Generator arts and makerspace – are small business incubators that will annually invest in and give access to capital for 10 businesses each in northern and southern Nevada.
Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve and Gov. Steve Sisolak – via livestream from Las Vegas – said the program will help build the state’s and city’s economies and support innovation.
“I’m super excited about this partnership with the State of Nevada and the City of Reno,” Schieve said. “I’m a small business owner myself, I’m an entrepreneur, and I know how critical it is to foster our startup community.”
Video by Ty O’Neil for @Thisis Reno.