Who We Are

Nevada Veterans Business Outreach Center (NVVBOC) provides collaborative, hands-on, interactive learning opportunities including classroom instruction and opportunities to work with experienced coaches and mentors, attend workshops, and develop connections.  Through training programs, one-on-one business counseling, accredited university courses, practical seminars, relevant workshops, expert referrals and veteran focused outreach activities, NVVBOC serves as the SBA resource for veterans. NVVBOC services are funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the SBA in order to empower transitioning veterans, disabled veterans, National Guard, active and reserve component members and their spouses to grow the U.S. economy and its employment base, while adding value to the communities in which they live and serve.  NVVBOC’s mission is to

  1. Increase awareness of entrepreneurial development services through the Boots to Business Transition Assistance Program (TAPS) and other training and outreach activities.
  2. Facilitate access to entrepreneurial development services in collaboration with other SBA resource partners, including federal, state and local entrepreneurial development entities.
  3. Inspire action that leads to entrepreneurial business development, economic freedom, personal and professional well-being.


The Nevada Veterans Business Outreach Center is located in the UNR College of Business.

Additional outreach and support are available at Co-Operate at Black Fire Innovation in Las Vegas.          

Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm (PST)
Accommodations can be made by appointment only

*Closed on Federal and State holidays*

Andrew Pierson, Director

Nevada VBOC – South (Serving Nellis Air Force Base and the surrounding communities)

Co-Operate at Black Fire Innovation

8400 West Sunset Road #300, Las Vegas, NV 89113

Lurdes Madrigal, Administrative Assistant

Nevada VBOC – North (Serving Naval Air Station Fallon and the surrounding communities)

University of Nevada Reno, College of Business

1664 N. Virginia Street, Reno, NV 89557

Office: 833-880-7800