PHOENIX, May 8, 2017 – University of Phoenix today announced that the University’s RedFlint experience center in downtown Las Vegas has been awarded the inaugural Las Vegas Business Press 2017 State of Nevada Innovation Award for the education sector. The Innovation Award recognizes RedFlint for making an impact on the state's community and economy through innovation in education.

“Receiving the State of Nevada Innovation Award for education is validation to the impact startups and small businesses are making here,” said Shavonnah Tièra Collins, managing director of RedFlint.” It is an honor for RedFlint to be recognized among so many other outstanding Nevada organizations that are helping create a better future for this community.”

RedFlint, which opened in October 2016 in downtown Las Vegas, was selected for its efforts to provide the Las Vegas community with access to the latest technology and professional development workshops to help small businesses and startups grow their organizations or get them off the ground. RedFlint aims to close the “skills” gap, in which rapid technological advancements have caused professionals, who are otherwise fully-qualified within their fields, to find themselves falling behind due to a lack of technical savvy or drive to innovate within their organizations.

The 26 Innovation Award winners were selected by staff at the Las Vegas Business Press for being leaders in the industries of conservation and sustainability, education, health care, manufacturing, nonprofit, the public sector, real estate, research, science and technology, and tourism.

The Las Vegas Business Press will recognize the recipients of the Innovation Awards during an award ceremony at 7 p.m. on May 20, at the Enclave reception venue in Las Vegas.

For more information on RedFlint, visit redflintvegas.com.

About the RedFlint Center

Based in the vibrant innovative tech and business community in downtown Las Vegas, the over 10,000 square foot center located within the Bank of America Plaza building provides and hosts local resources to help educate, incubate and accelerate business ideas. The open floor plan boasts a variety of tools and spaces to support a variety of business needs. The RedFlint experience center encompasses advanced technologies and an experiential, hands-on learning environment to address and lend solutions for common issues including stagnation inside established businesses, a lack of resources for entrepreneurs and startup ventures and slow adaption to the technology curve. For more information about the RedFlint experience center, visit: www.redflintvegas.com.

About University of Phoenix

University of Phoenix is constantly innovating to help working adults move efficiently from education to careers in a rapidly changing world. Flexible schedules, relevant and engaging courses, and interactive learning can help students more effectively pursue career and personal aspirations while balancing their busy lives. As a subsidiary of Apollo Education Group, Inc., University of Phoenix serves a diverse student population, offering associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs from campuses and learning centers across the U.S. as well as online throughout the world. For more information, visit www.phoenix.edu.

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