We develop entrepreneurial capacities and foster the creation of ideas and new enterprise among students and faculty of the University of Nevada, Reno.


We are a point of inspiration and clearinghouse for information, an idea space that facilitates entrepreneurship, moving ideas into action.


  • Inspire idea creation, entrepreneurship & innovation

  • Facilitate entrepreneurship academic courses, professional education & training

  • Support innovation & new enterprise that drives economic growth


The Center was founded in 2014 and was made possible by a gift from Eren and Fatih Ozmen who are exemplary entrepreneurs and alumni of the University of Nevada, Reno. Headquartered in Sparks, NV, Sierra Nevada Corporation is a privately held company under the leadership of Chief Executive Officer, Fatih Ozmen and President, Eren Ozmen.