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Entrepreneurial Resources for Truckee and Lake Tahoe

Downtown Truckee from Hilltop

**Updated 5/6/2019**

There are a lot of exciting developments in the tech scene for Truckee and Tahoe.  New groups continue to form, co-working and makerspaces are opening, and the startup scene continues to evolve.

Tech and Entrepreneurship Networking and Meetup Groups

Want to start your own meetup? Read our blog post series on organizing a mountain town meetup.

Tahoe Silicon Mountain

The hub for entrepreneurs, aspiring entrepreneurs, small business owners, tech and other professionals who live, frequently visit, or own a second home in the Truckee-Tahoe region. 1,200+ members strong!

http://www.tahoesiliconmountain.com/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SiliconMountain/
http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Silicon-Mountain-2706448
http://www.slideshare.net/siliconmountain
https://www.meetup.com/Tahoe-Silicon-Mountain/
http://bit.ly/YouTubeTSM
Email meeting notifications

Monday Minds Monday

The 2nd Monday of every month at Pizza on the Hill in Truckee from 6-8pm. Educational presentations with engaging speakers on topics ranging from technology, education, community, environment, and entrepreneurship. Livestreamed on YouTube. Networking time is built into the event.

First Friday at Five – Entrepreneurs’ Roundtable

The 1st Friday of every month from 5-6pm, at the Lift. Roundtable discussion for entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1973498016266225/

TahoeJS

The 3rd Tuesday of every month at The Lift. A monthly meeting for JavaScript programmers that is dedicated to clean code and good beer.  Programmers of all levels are welcome, including aspiring programmers!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/tahoejs/
https://beerjs-slack-invite.herokuapp.com/
https://github.com/beerjs/tahoe

Tahoe Regional Young Professionals

Meetings held in the North Lake Tahoe and South Lake Tahoe areas
http://www.tahoetryp.org/
https://www.facebook.com/TahoeTRYP

Girlmade’s Brekkie for Bosses

For women only, an invite-only high-value networking event where you have to give to get, and everyone is focused on using their resources and connections to help each other.

http://girlmade.co/brekkie-for-bosses/

Ink(ubator)

Meets every 3rd Tuesday evening at Tahoe Mountain Lab in South Lake Tahoe. A roundtable session with mentors to talk about your latest endeavors, roadblocks, & successes, all with people that understand what you are going through as an entrepreneur.

https://www.facebook.com/tahoemtnlab/events/

Entrepreneurs Assembly

EA has monthly Entrepreneurs Assembly Startup Incubator (EASI) workshops in both South Lake Tahoe and Incline Village. In the workshops, you’ll set goals and get support from both mentors and peers

http://ea-global.org/chapters/

Female Entrepreneurs of Truckee/Tahoe

Fostering a community of women entrepreneurs as of January 2019.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2302354369796495/

Coworking Spaces / Shared Workspaces

The Lift (Truckee)

Located near the Truckee airport
http://www.theliftcoworking.com/

The Tributary (Truckee)

All female workspace in Truckee, as of January 2019.

https://thetributarycollective.com/

Tahoe Mountain Hub (Truckee)

At Old Greenwood in Truckee.
Free and open to the public.
No website, but see this article for more information.  It may be open seasonally only.

The Lounge at 5817′ – Truckee (Truckee)

Located in Historic downtown Truckee, with reception services, a variety of seating options, conference room space, and phone booths. Opened May 2019.

https://theloungeat5817.com/

Kitchen Collab (Truckee)

A collaborative kitchen space and culinary incubator featuring six kitchen suites, a small bakery space, and a bulk food production area, available for rent to caterers, private chefs, food production companies, food trucks, food educators, and health professionals.

http://www.kitchencollab.co/

Tahoe Mill (Alpine Meadows + Tahoe City)

Two locations, the original was Alpine Meadows.
http://www.tahoemill.com/

Watermans Landing (Carnelian Bay)

Not really coworking, but you can pay for internet access with a view in a shared workspace for limited hours. (530) 546-3590

Mountain Workspace (Incline Village)

In Incline Village

https://www.mountainworkspace.com/
https://www.facebook.com/mountainworkspace/

Your Nevada Workspace (Zephyr Cove)

Common and private office space, conference room, mail service and a Nevada address inside the Live Out Loud offices.

http://yournevadaworkspace.com/

Cowork Tahoe (South Lake Tahoe)

Used to be called Tahoe Mountain Lab.

In South Lake Tahoe

https://coworktahoe.com/
https://www.facebook.com/coworktahoe/

Outsite (South Lake Tahoe)

A lodge with living and working space in the Angora Heights area of South lake Tahoe. Includes 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a large living space, workspace and outdoor deck.

https://www.outsite.co/locations/heavenly

Makerspace

Truckee Roundhouse

Truckee’s space for makers and doers.
http://www.truckeeroundhouse.org/
https://www.facebook.com/TruckeeRoundhouse/

Free Business Consulting

Sierra Business Council/SBDC

http://sierrasbdc.com/index.php/one-on-one-consulting/

Venture Funding

Sierra Innovations

Northern Nevada, pre-seed

https://www.sierrainnovations.net/

Truckee Ventures

Their business is reference only.

http://www.truckeeventures.com/

Sierra Angels

Early stage investment after friends & family funding and before or alongside your first venture capital round. Not known to be particularly active currently.

http://www.sierraangels.com/

Watershed Growth Ventures

For early-stage companies in Northern Nevada.

http://www.watershedgrowthventures.com/

Reno Angels

www.renoangels.weebly.com

Ozmen Ventures

Seed and early-stage for the Northern Nevada region and beyond.   www.ozmenventures.com

Battle Born Venture

Invests in early stage Nevadan enterprises in the following sectors: aerospace & defense, agriculture, energy, healthcare, IT, logistics & operations, manufacturing, mining, tourism & gaming, water.   www.battlebornventure.com

InNeventure Fund (UNR)

Proof-of-concept funding for University of Nevada, Reno faculty, students, staff and recent graduates determine if their technologies and business ideas have commercialization potential.www.nvric.org/inneventure-fund

Education

Lake Tahoe Community College

Computer Information Systems
http://www.ltcc.edu/academics/academic_programs/cis.php

Digital Media Arts
http://www.ltcc.edu/academics/academic_programs/art/digital-media-arts.php

Environmental Technology & Sustainability
http://www.ltcc.edu/academics/academic_programs/evs_ets.php

Sierra Nevada College

Entrepreneurship
http://www.sierranevada.edu/academics/business/entrepreneurship/

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