Empress’ Secret and EscaZyme Biochemicals at 1 Million Cups

This week 1 Million Cups featured two new startups in the Northern Nevada area with very different products and markets. The Empress’ Secret, a natural drink composed of ancient Chinese ingredients, is a step in a new direction of health. EscaZyme Biochemical on the other hand is using bark beetles to create a better process for protecting the forests from pests. The Empress Secret is a health drink that uses…

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Art Inside Me and Get Real at 1 Million Cups

Another great and diversified week at 1 Million Cups in Reno. This week saw Art Inside Me and Get Real present to an audience filled with questions. Both businesses are new and were seeking advice from the audience in different areas. The first company, Art Inside Me, is a service based company offering a tool that helps people and businesses to focus on their brand and core strengths. Sharon DeMattia¬†feels…

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A Custom Refinish and Cloudsnap at 1 Million Cups

This week A Custom Refinish and Cloudsnap presented their completely different businesses at 1 Million Cups. It was a great example of the wide range of startups that Reno has growing. 1 Million Cups is proving to be welcoming to all types of businesses and the audience in attendance has been showing a diverse range of interests and questions for the presenters. A Custom Refinish specializes in economical and environment-friendly…

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Business Competitions

Business plan competitions have popped up all over the United States and the World in an attempt to spur idea creation and innovation as well as give young entrepreneurs the chance to create business plans, get feedback and mentorship and to move their ideas forward. These competitions have been growing in popularity, prize money and entrants very quickly, even breaking into sector segments such as social entrepreneurship, technology, manufacturing, and…

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