The center also has the Rebel Venture Fund, which uses a founding gift from Jeff Moskow of $500,000. Deadline for entries is Nov. 30. The Rebel Venture Fund management board consists of local venture capitalists, local attorneys, successful entrepreneurs, business executives and angel investors, who all oversee the investment process in detail.

“For UNLV to have a venture fund, it’s a big deal,” Hardin said. “We’re teaching people about entrepreneurship and angel investors and there are only a few of those in the nation. Within the process we teach the students through real world experience. It’s a really cool program. We can assess people’s needs and send them to the appropriate group and we’re always happy to do that. That’s what we are here for.”