Mridul Gautam, vice president for research and innovation, enjoys walking through the University of Nevada, Reno Innevation Center and feeling the energy that comes with ideation, invention, entrepreneurialism and collaboration. “It still gives me goosebumps,” he said.
This fall marks five years since the opening of the downtown Reno co-working environment. Over this time, the Innevation Center has acted on its mission statement to advance Nevada’s innovation economy by providing startups and entrepreneurs with resources and connections, and providing a catalyst for accelerating regional innovation with the ultimate objective of spurring economic growth, jobs and investment.
The accomplishments over the past five years are tangible:
- 370 jobs have been created by Innevation Center companies and organizations.
- $88 million in private or venture capital funding has been raised by…