Second Annual Rural Pitch Day November 5th

September 29, 2021

CARSON CITY, Nev. – If you live in Rural Nevada and you’ve got a business idea that you are seeking support for while getting feedback and advice from experts, the Second Annual Rural Pitch Day is an excellent place to make your presentation. The deadline to enter is October 22.

“In addition to earning a little money and learning some business best practices, the Second Annual Rural Pitch Day is an excellent networking opportunity,” said Patty Herzog, GOED’s Director of Rural Economic and Community Development. “Thanks to support from Nevada Gold Mines, this year we were able to add a youth track for students in 8th through 12th grades.”

The Second Annual Rural Pitch Day will feature Nevada’s leading experts in entrepreneurship who will share their ideas on how to take a product or service from the idea stage to launching the next rural Nevada company. Small businesses are the backbone of the economy, and they need all the help they can get. This is also an opportunity to learn how to invest in small business to help local entrepreneurs launch their ideas in their communities.

In addition to Nevada Gold Mines, GOED is partnering with founding partners NV Energy, StartUpNV, Audacity Institute, Northeastern Nevada Regional Development Authority, Southwest Central Regional Economic Development Authority, the Nevada Small Business Development Center, Great Basin College, Western Nevada College, Biz Assembly, Nevada Division of Business and Industry, Karol Hines Consulting, 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 Tech Products of Amargosa Valley won the first Rural Nevada Startup Pitch Competition last year. They make the Tidy Oil Changer. It is a molded plastic device that attaches magnetically to the oil pan to divert oil into a separate catch basin. Their pitch included a driver bit that goes through the plastic device to loosen the screw to allow the oil into the plastic diversion device. It changes dirty jobs into a white glove, clean job.

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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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