The technology companies expanding operations into Nevada — like Figure — and those that have set up shop here and have then expanded to other states — like Switch — give Nevada a lot to be excited about these days. Nevada is even attracting attention from international players, like HopeRun, a Chinese Internet of Things (IoT) company that recently invested one million dollars in NevadaNano, the developer and manufacturer of micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) sensors. HopeRun and NevadaNano are working together on a comprehensive industrial IoT infrastructure for reducing emissions of methane, a top priority greenhouse gas.
The IoT industry is growing all over the Silver State, especially in Northern Nevada. That’s thanks in part to the Reno “InNEVator” program, an eight-week bootcamp that works with sponsors to help introduce startups to new audiences in the community. Three companies that were part of the InNEVator’s most recent cohort have also attracted widespread attention in the U.S. and beyond.