Entries by Marcus Casey

Sontag Finalists Announced!

The 2017 Sontag Business Plan competition received 50 intents to compete and 27 business submissions. The winner of the award receives $50,000 to be used to launch their business. The finalists are listed below. Ebravium Screen time and school grades can be inversely related and this creates big problems at school and home.  Parents and teachers are sometimes tricked […]

Adam from GreenPi Hydroponics

Adam Sousa is currently going for an Information systems degree with a minor in entrepreneurship and accounting who is expecting to graduate in Fall of 2016. He has started up a few different companies, and is currently working on a company called GreenPi Hydroponics. Adam has used this idea to compete in several different entrepreneurship […]

Julie from Panty Drop

Julie Arsenault is an entrepreneur who currently runs a startup called Panty Drop. In Julie’s words “Panty Drop is a subscription underwear box for women. We take the work out of underwear shopping and surprise you with 3 pairs of underwear, customized to your preferences, delivered automatically to your door.” Julie launched her business a […]

David from Benefit Box

David Rhodes is one of the founders of BenefitBox. In his words, “BenefitBox is a business aimed at providing a user-friendly means of applying for and processing welfare benefits. We aim to launch an online platform by which the public may evaluate themselves for eligibility under various programs. Eventually, we hope to become a government-approved […]

Startup Weekend Reno Announcement

Startup Weekend Reno is coming April 15th through 17th for students and community members who are interested in learning the process of starting their own business. It’s a great opportunity for students to experience what it is like to start with an idea and work with a team to build upon it. Startup competitions such […]

David Maine from StyrkaGen and DxDiscovery

This week I had the opportunity to ask David Maine a few questions. David works with two different biotech startups, DxDiscovery and Strykagen. DxDiscovery focuses on antibody based diagnostics and therapeutics while StrykaGen is developing transformative therapeutics and diagnostics for life-threatening rare muscle diseases. David himself received a BS in Environmental Resource Economics and a MA […]

Rundown of Events for the Last Week in March

By Brendan Aguiar We are getting ready for a commendable week here at the Ozmen Center for Entrepreneurship. There will be many opportunities for students throughout the week from networking events to idea pitching competitions. Here is a brief description of what’s happening this week. MONDAY Today we have our weekly Entrepreneurship Club meeting at […]

Startup Stories: Krysta from Sugar Love Chocolates

Krysta Bea Jackson is the the founder of Sugar Love Chocolates, a local chocolate company that has a store located in Midtown Reno on South Virginia street, as well as an online presence. Krysta is a seller of perishable foods, so she certainly faces some interesting regulations and roadblocks. Reid: What is Sugar Love Chocolates? Krysta: […]

Startup Stories: Kevin from HighLyfe Entertainment

Kevin is the founder of HighLyfe Entertainment and HighLyfe Xperience, two related travel and entertainment companies that are geared towards college–aged students. Kevin has some very interesting perspectives on starting a business due to the fact that he played D1 Football while he was creating his company. His interview excerpt follows: Reid: What advice would you […]