I hope everyone has a craving for a variety of startup and tech events. This week there’s a full smorgasbord lined up for you to pick and choose. Whether you’re interested in networking and a fireside chat with the COO of Fantag and founder of PowerSchool, or learning sales strategies for early stage startups, or learning about designing user experiences & user interfaces with artificial intelligence in mind, or startup ideation, or Python, React, or Arduino, there should be something for every taste. By the end of the week your brain should be stuffed with new ideas and knowledge. So get ready to belly up to the buffet table and choose from the variety of events going on this week. Read on for details.

This Week’s Best Bets

Tonight, if you’re intrigued at all by artificial intelligence the Sacramento Artificial Intelligence Meetup group has an interesting-looking topic, AI Design: Being HumanRSVP on their Meetup page and join them tonight at Hacker Lab at 7:00.

The place to be Tuesday night is at the Urban Hive for Startup Grind. If you haven’t gotten your tickets yet for Tuesday night’s Startup Grind, get them now. This month’s Startup Grind Fireside Chat will feature John Stone, COO of Fantag & founder of PowerSchool. Use promo code “digest” and save $5!

This week’s presenters at 1 Million Cups Sacramento are PBID Manager, a web-based intuitive solution for all types of Improvement Districts to manage their District Data, and Match iT, a social network for the cannabis community. Each presentation lasts 6 minutes followed by 20 minutes of feedback and Q&A with the audience. Join us for coffee and networking downtown on Wednesday morning at 9:00am!

Ready to kick start your startup sales engine? On Wednesday, CleanStart is hosting a workshop, Ramping Up Revenue: Sales Strategies for Early Stage Tech Companies. You don’t have to be a Clean Tech startup. The target audience is any tech startup. The presenter lineup includes Clayton Porsha from Valley Extends. If you’re ready to start selling (or nearly ready), you need to be there! Use code “digest” for $8 off.

How do you generate great startup ideas or validate an idea that you already have? Come to Startup Ideation — Startup Hustle Community Event 6:00pm Thursday night at Hacker Lab and find out. This workshop will help you learn to generate great ideas by identifying real problems, nurture them by asking tough questions, and take the first steps to validate them with real customers.

Feed Your Inner Nerd
If you’ve got more of a craving for something a bit more tech-flavored, there’s also an assortment of maker and coder events to choose from.

The Sacramento Open Hardware Meetup is hosting Arduino Jam on Wednesday night at Maker HQ. Drop in for a night with the popular open hardware microcontroller platform, the Arduino!

Thursday night you have a choice between learning React Native with Google Developer Group (GDG) Sacramento or join the Sacramento Python group for their monthly meetup.

By the end of the week, you should have had your fill and need to retreat to your computer for respite. While you’re recovering takes some time to fill out applications for some upcoming deadlines.

Application Deadlines

Founder Institute application deadline for their Fall cohort is Sep 17. Accelerator begins Sep 19. Learn more.

Hacker Lab’s Startup Hustle Entrepreneurship Bootcamp is now accepting applications for their Fall Cohort. Application Deadline is Oct. 2. Learn More.

Sacramento Entrepreneurship Academy is now accepting application for their 2018 program. Learn More.


There’s lots of great stuff going on in the tech startup community–check out this week’s Startup Digest for details. 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.