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Idea

Idea

Bring your napkin and drawings in and meet with our counselors for an initial business needs assessment.

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Execution

Execution

Take your validated idea to the next level with tools from licensing and tax information to market research.

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Growth

Growth

Build upon your strategy with management counseling, connect with industry experts, talent and resources.

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Never before has there been this kind campus and community resource and at no cost to the entrepreneur.

The center is partnering with the UNLV’s Center for Entrepreneurship and other programs to bring together academic and applied knowledge and expertise that will help you build and grow your startup.

News & Updates

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Good and Bad Customer Interview Questions

Good and Bad Customer Interview Questions

Posted by Shavonnah Tièra on Oct 3, 2013

A great place to get started with your startup idea is by interviewing potential customers. Check out this video below via Lifft on some good and bad ways to interview customers and get the best picture of what problem you’re actually looking to solve.  ...

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Press: UNLV Business Startup Center Featured in Bloomberg Businessweek

Press: UNLV Business Startup Center Featured in Bloomberg Businessweek

Posted by Shavonnah Tièra on Aug 29, 2013

Today we were featured in Businessweek! Writer Geoff Gloecker profiled the Startup Center earlier this summer and crafted this article on how UNLV Helps Take Business Ideas Off Napkins and Into Reality. Check out a snippet below: So far, the majority of business ideas...

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Press: UNLV Business Startup Center Featured in the Rebel Yell

Press: UNLV Business Startup Center Featured in the Rebel Yell

Posted by Shavonnah Tièra on Aug 27, 2013

Just before school began, Allyson Faiman popped in at our UNLV HQ to learn more about what we were doing sitting at wooden desks in a storefront in the middle of the student union. As it turns out she is a writer for the Rebel Yell and was interested in utilizing some...

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Events & Workshops

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Core Values

The UNLV Business Startup Center is guided by six core values as it serves the campus and greater Las Vegas community.

Student engagement

Student engagement is a cornerstone in the mission of the UNLV Business STARTUP Center. The center reaches out to students in both traditional and non-traditional ways to drive engagement, awareness, and interaction.

Guidance from the Experts

The UNLV Business STARTUP Center will host campus and community events, speaking engagements, and other programming to provide startups the opportunity to network, learn, and grow. From concept-to-company events, engagement sessions with leading experts on key subjects, or entrepreneur round-table discussions, the center will design programming that will complement the academic curriculum outside of the classroom environment.

Commitment to Community

The UNLV Business STARTUP Center aims to become a leading no-cost resource for campus and community entrepreneurs who have business ideas, but need assistance in key areas to develop their startups.

Citywide Presence

With its headquarters on the UNLV main campus and satellite offices at Switch’s inNEVation Center and at the Historic Fifth Street School, the UNLV Business STARTUP Center seeks to be an accessible resourcefor startup business assistance. Team members will also be engaged in community activities and provide relevant resources during citywide events.

Mentorship

The UNLV Business STARTUP Center will invite serial entrepreneurs, experts, and leaders from the community to mentor student startups and offer advice. They will help students learn about and adopt best practices and avoid common pitfalls.

Relationship Building

The UNLV Business STARTUP Center seeks to network and partner with local groups, organizations, and industry. The center maintains ongoing contact with technology leaders, Chambers of Commerce, the Vegas tech community, venture capitalists, SBA lenders, under-represented communities within the urban core, and others, forging successful and collaborative public-private partnerships.