BIG NEWS! Capitalize, the Sacramento Kings sponsored Startup Pitch Competition is back! Applications are due MONDAY, Feb 19 so don’t delay! There is $10,000 up for grabs! All the details are here: . Tell ’em Laura and Jeff sent you!

Global Startup Weekend Women Sacramento was this past weekend and First Place Team IndiePub Co is going to Paris! This brand new startup (from idea to business in just 54-hours) is co-op network for indie authors that offers high quality books at low cost. As the winner of our Startup Weekend, they will join over 20 other Startup Weekend Women winners from around the globe! Second Place was A.R.D.A.S — curated travel resource to help people plan their best trip. Third Place was Travelerpad –temporary furnished housing for professionals. Peoples choice was PuppyGrams — a puppy delivery service for entertainment. Who doesn’t love puppies?! And an honorable mention was given to Spark!Mogul — a program to teach entrepreneurship in K-12.

If you missed participating in Startup Weekend, we’ve got one coming up in Rocklin at Hacker Lab Feb 23-26. This is a standard event — both men and women can pitch ideas. Use code “digest” for 35% off admission!

There’s lots of great stuff going on in the tech startup community–check out the details in this week’s Startup Digest. If you’d like to receive the digest in your inbox every Monday morning, sign up for free here. If you’ve organized (or know about) an event we have not included, please submit it here for consideration. And for even more startup information, happenings and resources, visit the StartupSac Website.  Note: We include a lot of tech events that aren’t necessarily startup-focused on the event calendar on the StartupSac website. Check it out here.