Author: Jeff Bennett

Innovate Sac 360 Degree VR

Last Wednesday during Global Entrepreneurship Week, 150 people turned out for Innovate Sac, an event to explore the exhibits of regional innovators and also hear from civic leaders and technology thought-leaders about how we can leverage emerging technologies to transform Sacramento into an innovation hub. Following the theme of emerging technologies, one local entrepreneur brought along a 360 degree virtual reality camera to record the event. Michael Purnell, founder of local startup Sievent (and member of Board of Directors of StartupSac) has been experimenting with the use of 360 degree VR cameras to provide an augmented experience at events. Sievent’s 360...

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Manufacturing Industry Forums

California Capital Financial Development Corporation will be hosting two Manufacturing Industry Forums in the coming weeks. Manufacturing Industry Forum at Sierra College Join them on November 29th for a Manufacturing Industry Forum at Sierra College. Featured speakers and panels will address business partnerships around practical opportunities and discuss topics including: Business Valuation – Lean Manufacturing International Trade – Government Contracting. The event will conclude with a tour of the new on-campus Haas Center for Advanced Manufacturing by Design. WHEN: Wed, November 29, 2017 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM WHERE: Sierra College, 5100 Sierra College Boulevard, Fireside Room, Rocklin, CA...

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Video: Innovate Sac Launches the Vision of the Sacramento Urban Technology Lab

Did you miss the Innovate Sac event earlier this week? If you did, you missed out on some great energy around scaling innovation in Sacramento around the City of Sacramento’s vision of The Sacramento Urban Technology Lab (SUTL). Approximately 150 people turned out on a soggy afternoon to explore the exhibits of regional innovators and also hear from civic leaders and technology thought-leaders about how we can leverage emerging technologies to transform Sacramento into an innovation hub. Though it doesn’t fully capture the energy in the room, we set up a video camera for the program portion of the...

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Launch Party! The Urban Hive’s New Flagship at The Cannery

It’s almost here! The greatly anticipated launch of The Urban Hive’s flagship coworking location at The Cannery is November 30th and they want you there! The first and largest phase of Sacramento’s newest and largest coworking space is their love letter to both the people that have made the “Hive” such a special and magical community of entrepreneurs and creatives and the city we inhabit, complete with open coworking, private desks, private offices, meeting rooms, classroom, event, and team spaces. WHEN: Thu, November 30, 2017 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM PST WHERE: The Urban Hive at the Cannery 1601 Alhambra...

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Sacramento Region Innovation Awards 2017: Full Video

The second annual Sacramento Region Innovation Awards Luncheon held on November 7, 2017. We’ve published some short videos from the event in previous articles, but if you’re interested in seeing the whole event or portions that haven’t been published yet, check out the video below. If you’re interested in certain portions of the event, like UC Davis Chancellor Gary May’s keynote or the acceptance speeches of each of the winners you can jump to those videos via the links below: Chancellor Gary May Keynote Advanced Manufacturing Winner Titans of CNC Food and Agribusiness Winner XTB Laboratories Hardware and Electronics...

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Tenkiv Winner of the Sustainability Innovation Award

The final award announced at the Sacramento Region Innovation Awards was in the Sustainability category. The winner was Tenkiv for their Solar Thermal Water Treatment Solutions. In the video below, Arya Rashid accepts the award and gives a nice shout out to the Sacramento startup community, including CleanStart, Impact Venture Capital, 1 Million Cups Sacramento, and StartupSac. The other finalist in the Sustainability category was Terzo Power Systems, LLC for their Hevi Hybrid Electric Power System. Watch the video of the finalists in the Sustainability category...

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Pondera Solutions, Winner of the Software Innovation Award

Pondera Solutions won the 2017 Sacramento Region Innovation Awards in the Software category for their innovative Government Fraud Detection as a Service (FDaaS) solution. In this video, Scot M. Sutherland Ph.D. accepts the award at last week’s luncheon. Other finalists in the Software category included: Denali Intelligence and Automation for Salesforce.com and Microsoft by DialSource, Inc. Digital Transaction Management for Real Estate by SkySlope Watch the video of the finalists in the Software category...

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Medical & Health Innovation Award Winner, Applied Science

Clinicians are spending up to half their time on data entry. Sacramento Region Innovation Awards winner in the Medial and Health category, Applied Science wants to change that by providing devices, informatics, data tools, services and personalized solutions to help blood centers meet their goals in a more efficient and effective manner. For their innovative solutions, they took home the Sacramento Region Innovation Award in the Medical and Health category. Other finalists in the Health and Medical category included: Device for Non-Invasive Fetal Oximetry by Raydiant Oximetry, Inc. KILI Medical Drain Carrier by Kili Summit Corporation Watch the video of the...

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Hardware and Electronics Innovation Award Winner Apeiron Data Systems

This year’s winner in the Hardware and Electronics category of the Sacramento Region Innovation Awards, makes high-performance storage equipment for big data, working with organizations like the FDA and the US Army – people who have massive data sets that they need to manage. Their storage solution helps their customers minimize the data storage equipment that they need to buy. Here, William Harrison of Apeiron Data Systems accepts the award at the recent awards luncheon. Other finalists in the Hardware and Electronics category included: Supercapacitive Flexible IonTronic Sensing (FITS) Technology by TacSense, Inc. Ultrasonic 3D-sensing Solutions by Chirp Microsystems Watch the...

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Sacramento Region Innovation Awards Food and Agribusiness Winner XTB Laboratories

In her acceptance speech for the Food and Agribusiness innovation award at the Sacramento Region Innovation Awards, Cristina Davis from XTB Laboratories thanked the organizing committee for organizing the event, stating that “I think it shows how much Sacramento and the Davis region are helping to support new emerging technologies and startup companies.” She further expressed her appreciation to the citrus industry for their support in helping XTB Laboratories address the threat of an emerging pathogen that threatens citrus. Watch her acceptance speech.   Other finalists in the Food and Agribusiness category included: IoE (Internet of Earth) Platform by...

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