The Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development has partnered with gener8tor, a gold-tier, nationally ranked startup accelerator program running in 34 cities across the U.S. to launch two new investment accelerator programs in Las Vegas and Reno. Gener8tor is looking for a total of 11 early-stage companies across the two cities to participate in their upcoming 12-week investment accelerators from September 8th to December 2nd.
“I am pleased to hear that gener8tor is moving so quickly to invest in our startups and small businesses in Las Vegas and Reno,” Governor Steve Sisolak said. “Supporting our homegrown entrepreneurs is critical to the health and continuing diversification of Nevada’s economy.”
Program highlights include $100,000 of guaranteed funding; 12 weeks of individualized coaching and mentorship; introductions to more than 100 mentors including serial entrepreneurs, industry experts and investors; the opportunity to pitch to more than 80 investors in the gener8tor network. Through gener8tor’s membership in the Global Accelerator Network, this affiliation unlocks more than $1 million in deals and perks for portfolio companies from vendors such as IBM Cloud, Rackspace, Amazon, PayPal, Zendesk and Microsoft.
All early-stage startups with traction across any industry and business model are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is July 10th.
Applications can be found here.
And specific program information for both Reno and Las Vegas.
About the Governor’s Office of Economic Development
Created during the 2011 session of the Nevada Legislature, the Governor’s Office of Economic Development is the result of a collaborative effort between the Nevada Legislature and the Governor’s Office to restructure economic development in the state. GOED’s role is to promote a robust, diversified and prosperous economy in Nevada, to stimulate business expansion and retention, encourage entrepreneurial enterprise, attract new businesses and facilitate community development.
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