Author: Jeff Bennett

Mobile Apps — From Idea to Execution

Do you have the next big app idea, but don’t know where to start to make it a reality? The app economy is a complex beast, and it takes careful planning from idea to execution to make your app explode into the market. Mobile App Guru, Rich Foreman, will discuss the ground work and what you need to consider before you launch your app. When: Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 6:15 PM to 8:00 PM Where: Innogrove 8153 Elk Grove Blvd,. Suite 20, Elk Grove Cost: Free What will you learn about building mobile apps? Ground work Monetization models Mobile app development process Selecting...

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One Part Inspiration, One Part Necessity: The Intersection of Healthcare and Technology

You never know where your next great idea may come from, but odds are it will come from one of two sources: necessity and inspiration. We’ve got your inspiration right here! The next Health 2.0 Sacramento meet-up features speakers from right here in the Sacramento region who are launching new products and programs that are changing the way patients access care while making real breakthroughs in digital and mobile health. When: Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Where: Hacker Lab, 1715 I Street, Sacramento, California Cost: Free REGISTER HERE SPEAKERS JAY SALES, Director, The Shop, Innovation Strategist, VSP Global Co-leading “The Shop”...

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Top Events Next Week: Hack4Sac and Startup Grind

There’s a couple of startup events that will be competing for your attendance early next week; the Hack4Sac Hackathon Closing Event and Startup Grind with Randy Hucks, CEO of Flippbox. Hack4Sac Hackathon Closing Event If you’re kicking yourself for missing the Kings’ Capitalize event, you still have chance to witness the conclusion of yet another local contest next week. For six weeks, members of the community have teamed up in Sacramento County’s Hack4Sac Hackathon to develop technology solutions for challenges faced by Sacramento County residents. Now, it’s time to see the results! Join Sacramento County and Code4Sacramento for the Hack4Sac...

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Kings Capitalize Contest Concludes

Last night the Kings capped off their Capitalize contest at Tech Night and announced the winner. Four team were competing in the final round; Barobo, California Safe Soil, Quicklegal and ViVita Technologies. Fans chose QuickLegal, an on-demand legal advice platform, as the winner of the $10,000 prize. #KingsCapitalize Contest winner is @tryquicklegal! pic.twitter.com/mxpXFadaQZ — Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) April 6, 2016   But as it turns out, by the end of the evening QuickLegal wasn’t the only team to walk away with prize money. King’s owner and Chairman Vivek Ranadive announced he will invest $5,000 in each of the four finalist...

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Sacramento Startup Scene Infographic – Bootstrapped

Awhile back I worked on a collaborative project with Sacramento startup champion Laura Good to create an infographic to provide an overview of Sacramento’s startup scene. The Sacramento startup scene is rapidly evolving, growing, and changing and with that, there came a need to be able to update the infographic more easily and also make it better for viewing on mobile devices. Enter Bootstrap Bootstrap is the most popular HTML, CSS, and JS framework for developing responsive, mobile-first projects on the web faster and easier. It provides a front-end framework for faster and easier web development. Its grid-based structure and responsive design seemed...

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Last Week in Sacramento’s Startup Community March 20 – 26

Last week turned out to be a busy one in Sacramento’s startup community. Here’s a quick recap of some of the highlights. Kings Capitalize The Sacramento Kings, in collaboration with Velocity Venture Capital, held the semifinals pitch contest of their Sacramento Kings & Velocity Venture Capital’s Capitalize competition on Tuesday. The day started out with 32 semifinalists and ended with 4 winning teams who will compete at a Kings game on April 5 to determine the winner. Find out the winning teams Check out the video of the event that the Kings published.   Startup Hustle Hacker Lab’s Startup Hustle began...

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Big Bang! Workshop: Elevator Pitch Presentation + Mentoring Night

Come deliver your elevator pitch to mentors who will provide constructive feedback to sharpen your pitch. The Elevator Pitch event is a fun, interactive opportunity to deliver your elevator pitch to a group of judges, who will provide constructive feedback. This is great practice for the Big Bang! Business Competition, networking events and professional development. Hosted by the UC Davis Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the Big Bang! is the largest annual business competition in the Sacramento region. General public is welcome to attend. When: Thursday, March 31, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Where: UC Davis Child Family...

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Capitalize Final Four

March Madness and the Final Four aren’t just for college hoops. For four local startups it’s also about qualifying for the finals of the Sacramento Kings & Velocity Venture Capital’s Capitalize competition. 32 local startups competed yesterday before a panel of technology innovators and investors at Velocity Venture’s new downtown office in an exciting day of pitches that left the judges and organizers very impressed with the level of talent on display. “I’m just completely impressed.” – Kings CTO @ryanmontoya to #KingsCapitalize participants. — Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) March 23, 2016 Meet your #KingsCapitalize finalists: @calsafesoil_h2h@tryquicklegal@linkbots @vivitatech pic.twitter.com/audZvUX3Yk — Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings)...

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Start a Health Startup in 54 Hours

Want to impact health, medical devices, healthcare IT, wearables, biotech, fitness, mobile health, biomedical research & technology, pharma, patient experience and anything health-related? Join us for Startup Sacramento Health Edition at the Urban Hive in midtown Sacramento, April 29 – May 1 to impact health & healthcare and start a new health startup. Create a business plan and see your idea come to life. Network with like-minded creative and passionate people. Learn valuable skills from one on one mentorship with professionals in the region. If you’re in Sacramento or anywhere close consider signing up for this great event to...

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