OCE, The Spark share entrepreneurial wisdom

The Ozmen Center for Entrepreneurship has partnered The Spark to share videos and blogs from entrepreneurs in Reno and Nevada. This video features Chris Howard, OCE director.

Hack4Reno touts open data, tech community

Members of Reno’s startup community and civic-minded individuals will collaborate to create web and mobile apps powered by city and Washoe County data.

Hack4Reno challenges teams to build apps and websites using open data to spark business ideas, encourage citizen activism and shine a light on government transparency. Data used for projects is hosted on OpenDataReno.org.

“Hack4Reno is a great opportunity for citizens and local government to collectively build a smarter city using open data and innovative technology,” Reno City Manager Andrew Clinger said in a press release.

Previous Hack4Reno projects include an app that tracks bike paths around town and another that connects shoppers to local businesses. The fourth annual event will be hosted from 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at the Reno Collective. The coworking space is close to Startup Row, or West First Street in downtown Reno, where several startups have taken root.

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TEDx and entrepreneurship

Want more talks like this? Seven University of Nevada, Reno students will compete tomorrow for a spot in TEDx University of Nevada.

The seven finalists will face off during the Nevada Student Speaker Competition at 6 p.m. at the Joe Crowley Student Union. Topics range from healthy communities to stuttering. The winner will advance to TEDx University of Nevada on Jan. 23, 2015.

Click here for the NVSSC line-up.

Can’t make it to campus for the event? The NVSSC will be live streamed:


Video submitted by Bret Simmons

Ideas are scary

Thanks to David Croasdell for the link.