… and other Happenings in Sacramento’s Startup Community

Building a successful startup isn’t something you just “fall” into. If this is your “season” to launch a company, you’d be wise to seek guidance early and often from the mentors and teachers in our Sacramento ecosystem. This week there are learning opportunities for startups in nearly every stage from pre-ideation to funding! Power up with a PSL* and make some “cool” new connections at one of the fab events going on this autumn!


This Week’s Best Bets

Hello Placer County! 1 Million Cups is taking a roadtrip to Rocklin on Wednesday morning! Hosted by HaneyBiz, two local early stage startups will present between 9-10 am.. And did I forget to mention coffee? BYOPS**

InnoGrove in Elk Grove has a workshop Wednesday evening on Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights. This free event will bring you up to speed on what every Startup needs to know about intellectual property protection.

Looking for funding? The SBA & SBDC have two separate opportunities on Thursday morning for you to learn about how they can help with financing. Financing ABC’s and Financing with the Small Business Administration. Both are in Sacramento.


Plan Ahead

StartupSac Happy Hour is back on Oct 4th at Hot Italian featuring an AMA with Fantag founder Brian Dombrowski.

Next month’s Startup Grind on Oct 10 features a fireside chat with Match.com cofounder Will Bunker. Get your tickets this month and save some money! Use “digest” in the promo code and save an additional $5!

It’s never too early to prepare to be “Deal Ready.” CleanStart is offering a workshop on Oct 18 that will cover mergers, acquisitions and investments and how to make sure “paperwork pitfalls” don’t get in the way. This is for all tech companies, not just cleantech.


Plan Way Ahead

UC Davis’ Big Bang! Competition for 2017/18 kicks off on October 24! It wasn’t widely known last year, but they’ve changed the rules and ANYONE can apply to participate–not just those connected with the University. Attend the Kickoff to find out more about this annual competition and the prize money available!


Application Deadlines

Hacker Lab’s Startup Hustle Entrepreneurship Bootcamp is now accepting applications for their Fall Cohort. The Application Deadline is Oct. 2. There are two opportunities this week to learn more in person: first, at a free Startup Ideation Workshop at Hacker Lab Rocklin Wednesday evening, and second, a free Startup Hustle Office Hours session at Hacker Lab midtown on Thursday from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm.

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.

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