Author: Jeff Bennett

1 Million Cups Presented by CleanStart with Alphapura Robotics and EnerCharge

The next edition of 1 Million Cups Sacramento will once again be a special edition, this time presented by CleanStart. Wednesday morning event will feature will feature two clean tech startups — Alphapura Robotics and EnerCharge Inc. About the Presenters Alphapura Robotics is a green manufacturing systems innovation company, focused on developing recycler-manufacturing systems capable of turning the world’s meltable garbage into inexpensive global solutions and products. Our business will help reduce costs and pollution. Our target market is B2B and B2C. Our growth plan is to manufacture and distribute enough units to influence market leader licensing deals. EnerCharge provides mobile device...

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March Startup Grind Hosts Warren Smith, President of Sacramento Republic FC

Continuing its run of fantastic guests, Startup Grind Sacramento is showing that it is #BuiltforMLS by featuring Warren Smith, President of Sacramento Republic FC, at its event on March 16. Warren Smith, President of Sacramento Republic Football Club, founded the club in 2012 to bring the “world’s sport” of soccer to the Sacramento region. In 2014, Warren was awarded the USL Executive of the Year Award and was named the Sacramento Executive of the Year by the Sacramento Business Journal. Prior to launching Republic FC, Warren most recently served as the Senior Vice President of Clean World Partners. After founding...

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Series A Financing – Practical Tips and Strategies for Success

UC Davis Venture Catalyst Knowledge Exchange Presents – The Series A Preferred Stock Financing: Practical Tips and Strategies for Success Join UC Davis Venture Catalyst for a lunchtime workshop on practical tips and strategies for success for Series A preferred stock financing featuring Elton Satusky, Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. WHEN: March 23, 2017 (Thursday), 11:30AM – 1PM WHERE: 1850 Research Park Drive, Davis, CA 95616 (UC Davis Office of Research) EVENT COST: Free RSVP About the Speaker Elton is a partner in the Palo Alto office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, with a focus on advising life...

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FourthWave Announces New Women-Led Tech Accelerator in Sacramento

FourthWave, an LA-based nonprofit, announced today the launch of its female tech entrepreneur catalyst program in Sacramento, with an open call for applications to fill its Sacramento 2017 program. The nonprofit’s new website and Sacramento expansion is made possible through a grant provided by the City of Sacramento RAILS Innovation Program. FourthWave was founded by Nancy Perlman in 2016 in Los Angeles, following a Goldhirsh Fellowship with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s office, where she focused on technology, innovation and gender equity. Perlman, a member of Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti’s Tech Council and the Los Angeles Commission on the...

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Kings Capitalize 2017 Semifinals

Sixteen regional startups got their chance to pitch to a panel of judges and dozens of Sacramento startup scene players yesterday in the Kings Capitalize 2017 Semifinals at the Assembly Club of the Golden 1 Center. Each team had a five minute time limit to present their startup pitch, after which the panel of judges asked follow-up questions. The range of startups presenting was impressive and covered a broad set of industries including apps, agtech, cleantech, biotech, and medtech. The judges no doubt had a difficult time deliberating and selecting the final four teams that will move on to the...

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Sacramento Startup Profile: Text to Ticket

We’ve all seen the headlines, distracted driving has become a serious societal problem. In fact, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, those who text and drive are 6 times more likely to cause an accident than someone driving under the influence. For Jesse Day and his friends, the issue became all too real one evening in San Francisco when they narrowly escaped being hit by a texting driver while crossing the street. The experience motivated them to take action in the form of an app that democratizes and crowd sources everyday citizens, who are not driving themselves, to collect video...

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Humanized Mice & Isolation Gowns at 1 Million Cups Sacramento

Did you know that humanized mice play a key role in developing immunotherapy cancer drugs? For that matter have you ever heard of humanized mice before? You probably have heard about the risks of contracting infections in hospitals. But did you know that isolation gowns, the gowns that surgeons wear, have ties that frequently get contaminated by dragging on the ground while the wearer is donning the gown? Probably not. These two topics are the subjects of the most recent startups to present at1 Million Cups Sacramento yesterday morning; Humurine and Iso-Belt. The event was sponsored and presented by...

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Announcing The First California Ag Innovation Showcase May 8-9

The University of California, Davis World Food Center has partnered with Larta Institute to launch the Ag Innovation Showcase, California’s first such event, at the UC-Davis Conference Center May 8-9. The Food & Ag Innovation Showcase will feature the most promising Ag startups and research projects pursuing solutions in high value, nutritious agriculture and food from across the globe. The Showcase will leverage world-class research in crop, animal and food science at UC Davis alongside Larta’s high-impact programs that energize ideas and accelerate the path of innovation to the marketplace. Rising entrepreneurs from startup companies will join with agtech investors from...

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MedTech Theme This Week at 1 Million Cups Sacramento

This week at 1 Million Cups Sacramento will be a medtech themed event presented by MedStart and will feature startups Humurine Technologies, and Iso-Belt.  HuMurine Technologies, Inc., founded in 2017 generates the best and most optimized “humanized” immune system mouse platform in the world and implements them into research studies for the pharmaceutical industry, allowing speedy FDA approval of drugs and therapies. Iso-Belt manufactures and markets hospital isolation gowns without conventional tie strings. When: Wednesday, March 1, 9:00 am to 10:00am Where: Impact Venture Capital, 801 K Street, 28th floor...

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2017 Kings Capitalize Sweet 16 Announced

It may not be time for March Madness just yet, but yesterday the Sacramento Kings released the names of the 16 startups selected to compete in this year’s Kings Capitalize event. Earlier this month, the Kings issued a call for applications for their 2nd annual Capitalize event. The intent of this year’s Capitalize, powered by Moneta Ventures, was again to find & feature four of the region’s most promising startups. The initial step in the competition was to select 16 startups from the applicants. The selected 16 will now compete in a one-day pitchfest, where they will have an opportunity to...

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