Tag: Excellence in Reno


The Launch of the Ozmen Center Women’s Initiative: Part I Business / Entrepreneurship / News

This year, month and especially the last week have been a complete whirlwind! All I can say is that I am more grateful than ever for my friends and family who helped bring together some incredible plans. On Thursday night May 26, 2016, the Ozmen Center for Entrepreneurship launched a Women’s Initiative. With a major gift from U.S. Bank, we were able to host an evening with...

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From Heptathlete to Programmer then CEO & Founder of Jimmy Beans Wool: Laura Zander Entrepreneurship / Stories / TEDx

You know there’s something special about a person that graduates with a masters degree and enters a PhD program at the age of 21. Constant never ending improvement and hard work are the strengths on which Laura Zander relied to work full-time in College while running the heptathlon in track and studying pre-med and criminal justice. Laura thrived in the learning environment and all but defended...

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The Eternal Learner with a Mission to Invest in Women: Lauren Klein Entrepreneurship / Stories

Since the first day I met Lauren Klein, she’s been investing in women. I walked into the Starbucks off of South Meadows a couple years ago and randomly spotted Lauren and Ashley Jennings working together quietly. I didn’t realize it at the time, but the sale of Girlmade was going down. Lauren and Ashley were in the final stages of reviewing a term sheet. Girlmade, the business...

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Marmot Properties are Bullish on Reno Entrepreneurship / Stories

After the economic crash of 2008, they lost their jobs just like millions of other people, but with MBA’s in their back pockets, starting a business together put a floor under their risk. The three Raydon brothers analyzed the economy of every decent sized city in the interior western United States. They left out the coast and didn’t look further than Denver. After thorough research,...

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