Join 450 other entrepreneurs, large tech companies, venture capitalists, incubators/accelerators, educators, tech professionals and students from Silicon Valley and the Greater Sacramento Region at the apiNXT ACCELERATE TECH SUMMIT 2017.


  • How to accelerate the growth of the Greater Sacramento Area tech ecosystem
  • Latest Technology & Innovation Trends
  • The role ethnic & gender diversity plays in increasing innovation & profitability
  • The latest news on immigration and preparing for the impact it may have on technology & innovation


When: Sat, May 6, 2017, 1:00 PM – 4:00

Where: EPIC, 4330 Auburn Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95841

Cost: Free



Confirmed speakers:

  • Jianxiong Xiao (a.k.a., Professor X) who is the Founder and CEO of AutoX Inc., a high-tech startup working on A.I. software solution for self-driving vehicles. AutoX’s mission is to democratize autonomy and make autonomous driving universally accessible to everyone. Its innovative camera-first self-driving solution amounts to only a tiny fraction of the cost of traditional LiDar-based approaches.
  • Anarghya Vardhana, Maveron, the nation’s top VC who concentrates on consumer startups only. Investments include Capella University, Cranium, ebay, Groupon, Pinkberry, Shutterfly, The Motley Fool, Trupanion, Zulily, etc
  • Karen Lee, Leader of Innovation Partnerships, Humana and Investor with HealthTech Capital
  • Lokesh Sikaria, Moneta Ventures (venture capital)
  • Jack Crawford, Impact Venture Capital
  • Niki Peterson, Sr Program Manager, UC Davis Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Henry Chang, CoFounder & CEO, apiNXT
  • Oliver Chen, Startup and Innovation Enablement, Intel
  • Danny Guillory, Head of Global Diversity at Autodesk
  • Ruha Devanesan, Global Diversity & Inclusion Symantec
  • Yumi Hoskana Clark, Vice President, New Product Development at Capital One
  • Samaira: Samaira is a 3rd grader that invented a STEM coding board game CoderBunnyz at the age of 7, to teach coding to kids age 4-104. She has done over 40 workshops with her board game in Silicon Valley, teaching over 1400 kids, including over 50 at Google HQ. She also started an initiative “Girls U Code” to teach coding to underrepresented girls.
  • Austin Heyworth, Public Affairs Manager, Uber
  • Charlotte Danielsson, Founding Attorney, InfinitiLaw
  • Prashanthi Rao Raman, Sr Public Policy Manager, Lyft
  • Mark Ranneberger,