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NV Grow at CSN


NV Grow is a State of Nevada small business initiative customized for Southern Nevada’s existing businesses. NV Grow gives entrepreneurs access to business peer learning groups, where activities include roundtables with a diverse array of companies, group discussions, and mentoring. Nevada Grow models the concept of Economic Gardening – connecting entrepreneurs to essential data, marketing, and business intelligence resources – to help companies build capacity and produce jobs.


Blackstone LaunchPad provides mentorship and startup business creation support for students at any stage of their entrepreneurial journey. Our mentors are here to guide you. Learn more about Blackstone LaunchPad here.

NV Grow at CSN

NVenture Fund

Now Accepting Applications

What is NVenture Funding?

This program provides grant assistance to small businesses located in the State of Nevada that demonstrate financial need.

Who can apply?

Small businesses that are operated in the State of Nevada.

What are the criteria for NVenture Fund Applicants?

– Proprietary intellectual property or knowledge.
– A large market size.
– Management team members with expertise and experience.
– Scalable business model.
– A current valuation that allows for a good return on investment.
– Ability to promote the NVenture program and give back to the community.

How long will the application be available?

The application portal will remain open until funding is completely exhausted.

What can I expect after I apply?

An email will be sent to request the required documentation. Each application will be carefully evaluated by the funding committee.

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NV Grow Network of Supporters

  • Asian Community Development Council
  • Blackstone LaunchPad
  • Clark County School District
  • College of Southern Nevada
  • Henderson Chamber of Commerce
  • Historic Westside Chamber of Commerce
  • Latin Chamber of Commerce – Las Vegas
  • Nevada Department of Business and Industry
  • Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development
  • Small Business Administration
  • The Nevada Small Business Development Center
  • Urban Chamber of Commerce
  • Viet Nevada Culture
  • Workforce Connections
  • Workforce Development – CSN
    – and many others

Key Solutions for Clients

  • Demographics data
  • Marketing ideas
  • Network with other industries
  • Business Plan improvements
  • Ideas to pivot services, products,
    and solutions
  • Talents who can potentially help with
    business expansions and/or pivots
  • Professional UI/UX website design
  • Website development with e-commerce capability,
    booking platform, & more
  • Email marketing for acquisition,
    retention, and more
  • Search-engine optimization /
    search-engine marketing

Blackstone LaunchPad

The College of Southern Nevada Blackstone LaunchPad
group fosters a culture of innovative entrepreneurship
within the Las Vegas community by developing events
and programs that help a diverse student population
acquire the expertise necessary to create and sustain
a successful business. Our programming provides
high-quality services, business acumen,
and connections that bridge the gap between
the classroom and running a successful business.

Learn More

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Nevada Grow Demogpraphics

Nevada Grow Client Demographics

Black/African American
Native American
Women Owned Businesses
Veteran Owned
Under 40 Years of Age
Under 30 Years of Age

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Governor Sisolak signing for NV Grow


Govenor Sisolak signed the Nevada Grow Bill, originally introduced by Nevada State Senator (former Assemblywoman) Dina Neal, awarding $400,000 to CSN to continue overseeing the program by Director Kevin Raiford.

Governor Sisolak and the core staff from NV Grow