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This annual event is designed for startups and small business owners in rural Nevada and provides opportunities for mentorship, access to capital, and connection with entrepreneurial support organizations in Nevada. This year the event will be held in a hybrid format with local in person viewing sites and online options. The founding partners of Rural Pitch Day – Launch Rural Nevada are StartUpNV, Audacity Institute, Northeastern Nevada Regional Development Authority, Biz’s Assembly, the Nevada Small Business Development Center, Great Basin College, and University of Nevada at Reno. These partners and all volunteers involved in this event are committed to connecting rural entrepreneurs with business startup resources in Nevada. Together mentors, entrepreneur support organizations, government entities, founders and investors, are creating a statewide ecosystem resulting in successful small business development across Nevada.

NEW in 2021, thanks to a sponsorship from Nevada Gold Mines, Rural Pitch Day – Launch Rural Nevada is open to junior and senior high school students in rural Nevada!

Ready to pitch a business idea?  

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