Sontag Competition UNR

Sontag Competition

The Sontag Entrepreneurship Competition awards $50,000 to the winning University of Nevada, Reno student team. The competition is geared to helping students create real businesses to launch. There are workshops and seminars in different topics and speakers are invited from the community to get engaged. The competition is named after alumnus Rick Sontag who created the endowment.

Entrepreneuership Undergrad Program UNR

Entrepreneurial Opportunities

The Ozmen Center works to help students and community find the perfect fit for what they are looking for in a career or internship at a startup. Check the Entrepreneurial Opportunities page when you are looking for a new opportunity to succeed in entrepreneurship!

Entrepreneurship Club

The Entrepreneurship Club is a learning-by-doing environment where students can cultivate their entrepreneurship skills. The club is a place where people in the community can incubate a business idea, providing students with learning opportunities to develop and mold ides into products and services. Focused meetings are held Monday at 12PM in the Ozmen Center.


The Nevada Small Business Development Center, City of Reno and Ozmen Center host a free program open to the public.  With the goal of reducing the amount of Nevada business closures, this program is designed to educate business owners and entrepreneurs how to assess their venture prior to licensing and launch.  Quarterly, a new industry or topic is identified as the focus and experts join with city officials to present relevant information that will expedite the business licensing process.  The program takes place in Reno City Hall.

1 Million Cups Reno

The Livecast of 1 Million Cups Reno (1MCReno) is a simple way to engage student entrepreneurs with those in the community.  Every week entrepreneurs present startups to a diverse audience of mentors, advisors, and entrepreneurs at Swill Coffee.  Presenters prepare a 6-minute educational presentation and then engage in 20 minutes of feedback and questioning.  Come up to The Ozmen Center every Wednesday at 9:00 AM for some free coffee and great ideas!

Office Hours With Entrepreneurs

The Ozmen Entrepreneurship center offers aspiring entrepreneurs the opportunity to consult with successful business owners and obtain feedback.