There are a lot of exciting developments in the tech scene for Truckee and Tahoe. New groups continue to form, co-working and
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!
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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.
Tahoe Regional Young Professionals
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.
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.
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
Female Entrepreneurs of Truckee/Tahoe
Fostering a community of women entrepreneurs as of January 2019.
Coworking Spaces / Shared Workspaces
The Lift (Truckee)
Located near the Truckee airport
The Tributary (Truckee)
All female workspace in Truckee, as of January 2019.
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.
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.
Tahoe Mill (Alpine Meadows + Tahoe City)
Two locations, the original was Alpine Meadows.
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
Your Nevada Workspace (Zephyr Cove)
Common and private office space, conference room, mail service and a Nevada address inside the Live Out Loud offices.
Cowork Tahoe (South Lake Tahoe)
Used to be called Tahoe Mountain Lab.
In South Lake Tahoe
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.
Free Business Consulting
Sierra Business Council/SBDC
Northern Nevada, pre-seed
Their business is reference only.
Early stage investment after friends & family funding and before or alongside your first venture capital round. Not known to be particularly active currently.
Watershed Growth Ventures
For early-stage companies in Northern Nevada.
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
Lake Tahoe Community College
Computer Information Systems
Environmental Technology & Sustainability
Sierra Nevada College
Upcoming/most recent events are listed first.
- Tahoe Pitch Camp / Tahoe Pitch Showcase – August/September 2019
- Startup Weekend Tahoe (Truckee) – April/May 2019
- Tahoe Pitch Camp / Tahoe Pitch Showcase – September 24, 2018
- Startup Weekend Tahoe (Truckee) – June 1-3, 2018
- Startup Weekend Tahoe (South Shore) – November 2017
- Tahoe Pitch Camp / Tahoe Pitch Showcase – September 2017
- Startup Weekend Tahoe (Truckee) – March 2014
In The News
- Connecting the community: Encouraging entrepreneurs to scale their business – Part 3 | The Union | November 11, 2018
- Work to be done: Nevada County economic model is unsustainable – Part 2 | The Union | November 4, 2018
- Digital disruption: Tech, entrepreneurial ecosystem paves way for growth – Part 1 | The Union | October 28, 2018
- Tahoe Pitch Showcase highlights Truckee entrepreneurs | Sierra Sun | September 27, 2018
- Truckee Tahoe Startup Weekend | Aaron Rothchild | Medium | June 5, 2018
- Rachel Arst McCullough Presents at One Million Cups Reno | June 13, 2018
- Truckee business owners learn how to protect against data breaches | Sierra Sun | May 16, 2018
- A new breed of ski bum: Working for Silicon Valley, living in Tahoe | SFGate | March 6, 2018
- Recap: Why Tahoe Is a Rural Capital Desert and How We Can Change| March 2, 2018
- Grow Smart: Diversifying Tahoe/Truckee’s mono-economy | Moonshine Ink | November 10, 2017
- On-demand snowplowing service, power bar for people and dogs among businesses launched at Startup Weekend Tahoe | Tahoe Daily Tribune | November 8, 2017
- Tahoe Prosperity Center column: Inaugural Tahoe Economic Summit approaching | Tahoe Daily Tribune | October 15, 2017
- Local Entrepreneurs Compete at the First Annual Tahoe Pitch Showcase | October 14, 2017
- Tahoe Pitch Showcase in Moonshine Ink | Moonshine Ink | October 12, 2017
- Rachel Arst McCullough talks about the Tahoe Pitch Showcase on Tahoe TV | September 12, 2017
- Nose in, hands out — How one mayor is leading his local entrepreneurial ecosystem | May 5, 2017
- Tahoe Silicon Mountain: Supporting and Growing Truckee-Tahoe’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem | Tahoe Donner News | April 3, 2017
- Tahoe-Truckee expands economy beyond tourism | Lake Tahoe News | Nov 10, 2016
- Local company teaches programming with robots | Tahoe Daily Tribune | Oct 8, 2016
- This entrepreneur wants Tahoe to be a mini Silicon Valley | News 4 Reno, NV | Aug 28, 2016
- Bring Reno and Tahoe Techies Together | KUNR | May 13, 2016
- Grooming The Next Generation Of Tech CEOs In Tahoe | KUNR | April 18, 2016
- Accelerator of the Week- Elevate Blue | foundersuite | February 9, 2016
- Startup Ecosystem: Tahoe Silicon Mountain | foundersuite | January 14, 2016
- Building A Network Of Female Entrepreneurs In The Reno-Tahoe Startup Scene | KUNR | November 20, 2015
- New Tahoe co-working spaces provide affordable office option | Tahoe Daily Tribune | June 25, 2014
- Takin’ care of business: Truckee-Tahoe becoming more attractive for tech jobs, startups | Sierra Sun | June 25, 2014
- A Thriving Tech Scene in Tahoe | Truckee Insider | January 15, 2014
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