Five startup companies choose Reno as home base

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - It was a packed house Tuesday on the third floor of the Whitney Peak Hotel when five new startup companies announced Reno would be their home base.

“All five of them are very well-rooted, and very well-funded, and are going to be a big part of our community for years to come,” said Governor Brian Sandoval.

The event was put on by EDAWN to announce five new companies that would be coming to our area. It was an event that the neither the mayor nor the governor wanted to miss.

Governor Brian Sandoval made the announcement of the new companies, all of which are tech-based, and as EDAWN CEO Mike Kazmierski tells us, several were sought by other cities.

“Bombora is especially insightful. It’s a company that came here from New York and could have gone anywhere. It has quadrupled in size, ” Kazmierski said.

In addition to Bombora, there is product development company Breadware, small business insurance company Talage, vacation rental company MyVR, and indoor cycling app company The Sufferfest.

“Our app development and software development is all here in Reno,” said Sufferfest CTO Reid Weber, whose company will be headquartered on State Street downtown. “I just felt like this is a great area to build something and to build a company and to build a whole team around.”

The decision of these companies is no surprise to anyone who attended the blueprint conference in March, when hundreds of CEOs and c-level executives showed up to see what Reno had to offer.

“The blueprint conference showcased our community as a great place for technology,” said Kazmierski. “We had 40 states represented; people wanting to know what is going on here and find out if they can actually be successful with a tech company.”