Whether you’re looking for business advice, access to capital, or simply trying to connect with other small business owners – we invite you to join us in this year’s 3rd annual event on November 4th, 2022.


To explore and register for this year’s event please click below.


Don’t feel like competing – you can still gain many insights from our panel discussions & presentations.


Encourage and support rural Nevada’s entrepreneurial eco-system by sponsoring this year’s event.

Application Deadline – October 14th

Join us for our 3rd Annual Event

Launch Rural Nevada is an annual event 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 competition consists of two categories. The Junior Division is open to Junior and Senior High School students (Grades 8-12) from rural Nevada school districts, while the Adult Division is open to all participants 18 years and older that reside in rural Nevada.

The founding partners of Launch Rural Nevada are The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED), StartUpNV, Audacity Institute, Northeastern Nevada Regional Development Authority, the Ozmen Center, the Nevada Small Business Development Center, Great Basin College, and University of Nevada at Reno. These partners are all volunteers involved in this event and 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.

Ready to launch your business?

Your countdown to success begins in 5,4,3,2….