//////StartUpNV using federal grant to spark startup investment

StartUpNV using federal grant to spark startup investment

Nonprofit startup incubator StartUpNV plans to launch an annual investor conference in Southern Nevada using a $300,000 federal grant.

StartUpNV was one of 16 organizations to receive the Economic Development Administration’s 2018 Seed Fund Support Program grant.

July 18-19th | Charlottesville, VA
The University Gap Fund/Accelerator Summit
0
0
0
0
Days
0
0
Hrs
0
0
Min
0
0
Sec

Jeff Saling, StartUpNV co-founder, said the incubator will use the funding to launch the Southern Nevada Angel Conference Seed Fund, an annual investor conference and seed fund that aims to bring more investment to local startups.

“The mission of this grant is to educate angels and other investors and encourage them to start early-stage funds and to invest in companies in our region,” Saling said.

“There’s not a lot of capital in Nevada to invest in startups. … Our mission is to really turbo-charge the startup community.”

Venture capital-backed companies in the Southwest — Nevada, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico and part of Northern California — received $386 million in funding in the second quarter of 2018, with about $25.2 million in Nevada. In comparison, the San Francisco area received $5.6 billion, according to New York-based CB Insights, a financial research firm.

 

Source: StartUpNV using federal grant to spark startup investment | Las Vegas Review-Journal

By |2018-12-13T09:32:36+00:00December 13th, 2018|Nevada|0 Comments

About the Author:

innovosource is an awareness firm that connects high-tech companies and investors with innovation assets at research institutions and startups through relationship-building and knowledge exchange

Leave A Comment