University Economic Development Association



September 29 -

October 2, 2019

Reno-Tahoe, Nevada

2019 UEDA Summit Theme

Designing Resilient Regions: The Biggest Little Ideas for ALL Ecosystems


Jim Sacherman

Director, Innevation Center/Entrepreneur In Residence, University of Nevada, Reno

Jim Sacherman is a highly successful serial entrepreneur with a master’s degree in product design from Stanford. He served as the inaugural director of the University of Nevada, Reno Innevation-Powered By Switch and continued into 2019 when he moved into the role of Entrepreneur In Residence. He founded Palo Alto Products International, creator of the first Palm Pilot handheld computer. The company was sold to Flextronics, where Sacherman negotiated and managed the design of the first Xbox game machine for Microsoft. He holds more than 12 patents, has received

Welcome to Reno-Tahoe

A trip to Reno-Tahoe puts everything you could want – good food, arts and culture, outdoor adventures galore – at your fingertips. Grab a bike and cruise through Reno for some urban flavor, then take the short drive to Lake Tahoe for some fresh air.