Founded: March 2012
Organizer: Amanda Pratt

Times:¬†Sessions occur from about 5:30PM – 8:30PM. It’s helpful to arrive about 15 minutes early.

Under the leadership of Amanda Pratt, the Genius format is guaranteed to shake up the world of business in the biggest little city. Home to University of Nevada at Reno, we strive to connect students, alumni, and business professionals of all kinds and fuse them within a new entrepreneurial community.




Amanda Pratt, Organizer
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As a high-energy, innovative marketing strategist, Amanda has more than 25 years of experience building and leading integrated sales and marketing teams for high profile nationwide companies in diverse industries that include foodservice, sporting goods and commercial real estate. She is currently the founding partner of MarketLinkRE, a marketing communications and branding consulting firm focused on Commercial Real Estate and a partner in Sports Attack, a manufacturer of professional sports training equipment, both based in Reno, Nevada.

Amanda has a proven marketing expertise and in depth business knowledge that enables her to develop a national branding strategy to help a company target accurately, communicate clearly, and effectively navigate through the sales process to close every deal. As an accomplished leader, Amanda is also an experienced Executive Director currently driving the success of community organizations such as NAIOP, CCIM, and the Regional Alliance for Downtown Reno.


Jay Johnson, Organizer
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Jay’s 21 years of leadership experience catalogues innovations in organizational effectiveness, business and software development process improvements, change management, and leadership coaching.

Jay is a recognized leader and seasoned business executive bringing advanced technology development, strategic organizational leadership, and comprehensive operations experience together to build world-class enterprise solutions.

Often involved in the debut of new technologies, he led the first successful delivery of custom book infrastructure (based on patented XML technology) for IDG Publishing.



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City of Reno Building
16th Floor Conference Room
1 E. First Street

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Upcoming Sessions

  • December 4, 2013