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



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

Our Goals

  • 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.