Media Advisory



Amy E. S. Maier,,
(702) 904-0296

Gregory Bortolin,,
(775) 687-9917, GOED Director of Communications



August 23, 2022


LAS VEGAS – At the International Innovation Center @Vegas in downtown Las Vegas on Wednesday, Aug. 31, at 10 a.m., Nevada State Treasurer Zach Conine will join StartUpNV executive director Jeff Saling and local business owners to announce that 40 Nevada-based startups will receive federal funding through Nevada’s State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI).

WHAT:      Announcement of Nevada’s State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) funding for Nevada-based startups

WHO:        Nevada State Treasurer Zach Conine, StartUpNV executive director Jeff Saling, and See ID CEO Ed Nabrotzky, Las Vegas-based entrepreneur who could benefit from the new funding

WHEN:      Wednesday, Aug. 31 at 10 a.m.

WHERE:   International Innovation Center @Vegas, 300 S. 4th St., Las Vegas, Nev., 89101 (free parking is located at the Historic Fifth Street School at 401 S 4th St., Las Vegas)

MEDIA:     RSVP to by Tuesday, Aug. 30

SSBCI is a federal program created in 2010 and operated by Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED). The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 reauthorized and expanded the SSBCI program with $10 billion to increase equitable access to capital for small businesses emerging from the pandemic, build ecosystems of opportunity and entrepreneurship while also creating high-quality jobs.


About StartUpNV

StartUpNV is a 501(c)3 non-profit statewide startup accelerator and business incubator for scalable Nevada startups, providing expert mentorship and access to a network of capital partners. StartUpNV’s founders, mentors, university connections, investors, and business partners work together to grow and support a robust, inclusive startup ecosystem in Nevada. StartUpNV’s related venture funds, FundNV, AngelNV, and a new seed fund provide local startups access to local venture capital along with education for entrepreneurs and angel investors. Since its inception in 2017, StartUpNV has heard pitches from nearly 900 startups, held more than 250 startup education events, and raised $75-plus million in venture capital for more than two dozen companies. For more information visit:


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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