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Business Beat: Reno Lands On-Demand Laundry App, Reno Startup Helps Fund New Tech Production

Stacks of clean, folded laundry placed in plastic bags. There are ten bags of laundry placed on a table.
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SudShare
An example of finished laundry done by a SudShare gig worker left on the doorstep of a platform user. The Baltimore-based laundry service startup recently expanded its service to Reno.

Here’s the latest business news from around Northern Nevada, with Business Beat from the Northern Nevada Business Weekly.

On-Demand Laundry App Launches In Reno

If you’re tired of spending hours on laundry every week, there’s now an app for that.

SudShare is an on-demand laundry cleaning, pickup and delivery service that the company describes as “Uber-for-laundry.” The Baltimore-based company just launched its app in Reno.

Users can place their laundry outside in a hamper or disposable bag, and gig workers called “Sudsters” pick it up, take it home, then wash, dry and fold it all before returning it in new bags. The company started earlier this year in only a few cities and has since grown to 400, including Reno.

Read more about SudShare at nnbw.com.

Reno Startup Helps Fund Production Of New Acoustic Recording Devices, Ideas

Sounds of birds, bats and even poachers are being recorded using tiny, credit card-sized sensors, and the funding, production and distribution of these audio recorders are all organized by a startup company in Reno.

GroupGets is an online buying platform created by engineers for engineers. Think GoFundMe for technical products and electronics. Typically the platform is used to help bring people together to meet high minimum order requirements for electronic components, but now, it’s helping companies fund production of new ideas. That’s led to these audio sensors being manufactured here in northern Nevada.

Read more about GroupGets at nnbw.com.

Mixed Use Nursery, Apothecary And Wellness Boutique Opens In Carson City

What do you get when you cross a nursery, apothecary and wellness boutique? No, it’s not the setup to a bad joke. It’s one of Carson City’s newest small businesses.

At Keep Growing in downtown Carson City, people can buy plants and supplements in between getting a 30-minute crystal light treatment. The month-old business features products made in-house or are fair-trade certified and purchased from small distributors.

Read more about Keep Growing at nnbw.com.

Kaleb Roedel is a KUNR contributor and reporter with the Northern Nevada Business Weekly. For more business news, check out the Northern Nevada Business Weekly at nnbw.com or in print on Wednesdays.

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