Author: Jeff Bennett

An Intro to Sacramento’s Startup Scene

If you’re new to the Sacramento area or you’re new to the startup world, you may not be aware of Sacramento’s thriving startup community. The global startup movement is growing and there are a lot of great opportunities to get in on that movement, meet others in the Sacramento startup community, and get involved with the revitalization of our region. Here’s a quick guide to introduce those new to the Sacramento startup scene to how they can get more involved. 1. Sign up for Sacramento Startup Digest There’s a lot going on here locally in the startup community and the best way...

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Sacramento Startup Weekend Teams Advance to Final Judging Round of Global Startup Battle

Two of the winning startup teams from the recent Startup Weekend Sacramento: Elk Grove Edition have just been notified that they are advancing to the final judging round of Global Startup Battle. The first place winning team, Invimma, is advancing to the final judging round for the both the Mobile Growth track and the Big Ideas track. Third place winning team, Team Play to Gather is advancing to the judging round of Global Startup Battle in the Disruptors and Innovators track. Congratulations to both teams and best of luck! Invimma is a software application for leaving video messages via a text...

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2016 Global Game Jam January 29 – 31, 2016

The International Game Developers Association Sacramento (@IGDA_Sacramento) is joining forces with the UC Davis Game Development Club to co-host the 2016 Global Game Jam at UC Davis Friday January 29, 2016 through Sunday, January 31, 2016. The Global Game Jam (GGJ) is like a 48 hour hackathon focused on game development. It’s the world’s largest game jam event (game creation) taking place around the world at physical locations. The GGJ encourages people with all kinds of backgrounds to participate and contribute to this global spread of game development and creativity. To register, create an account on the IGDA Sacramento and register on their Meetup...

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InnoGrove Holiday Open House Celebration

Join us at Elk Grove’s First Coworking space as we welcome in the Holiday Season! Drop in between 5:00 and 7:30 pm to mingle with our innovative startup community! We’ll have appetizers and beverages to help you be merry! WHEN Monday, December 7, 2015 from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM (PST) WHERE InnoGrove Coworking – 8153 Elk Grove Blvd. Suite 20. Elk Grove, CA 95758 Find out...

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Startup Grind Sacramento Holiday Party

When you work at a big company, the year always ends with a bang as corporate rains down the big dollars and throws a massive party of varying levels of size depending on the latest company financial results. When you start a startup that party goes away. You have no one to throw it with. We’re changing that. This December we are hosting an UN-corporate holiday party for startups, entrepreneurs and small business owners! Freelancers and self-employed professionals are all welcome! This party is free, just bring an unwrapped toy which will benefit the Sacramento Children’s Home.  Don’t have...

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Support Our Local Global Startup Battle Teams

Hey Sacramento, did you know that two winning teams from the recent Startup Weekend Sacramento: Elk Grove Edition are competing on the global state in Global Startup Battle 2015? You can help show your support for our local startups by casting your votes for each team in several competitive tracks. You can vote for each every 24 hours now through December 4th at 10 a.m. Pacific time. Vote for Team InVimma (@invimma) Invimma is a software application for leaving video messages via a text link instead of voicemails. Champions Track Innovator’s Track Disruptor’s Track Great in the Making Track Mobile Growth Track...

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Velocity Venture Capital To Develop New Coworking & Accelerator Downtown

Hot on the heals of Thursday’s announcement of I/O Labs new downtown innovation space for Sacramento startups, the Sacramento Business Journal reports this morning that Velocity Ventures Capital will be leasing four floors in the Renaissance Tower downtown to develop a co-working space and business accelerator for technology companies. Check out the full story on the Sacramento Business Journal...

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I/O Labs, a new innovation space for Sacramento startups

Updated November 26, 2016 The latest developments have I/O Labs planning to open some time in the first quarter of 2017. The opening will be phased with the coworking space being the first to open, followed up by an accelerator program. I/O Labs plans to offer seed funding and office space for up to 20 companies when it launches the first cohort of the accelerator program. It will focus on Sacramento’s core strengths in health and medical, energy, education, transportation and civic tech.  The new space on the corner of J Street and 7th in downtown Sacramento will boast a 13,000 square foot...

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Attention all Entrepreneurs, Do-gooders, and Innovators

This just in from the newly reborn AgStart program. According to their newsletter sent out this afternoon, the UC Davis World Food Center is putting on a 3 day summit, “a series of events for fostering uncommon collaborations around ideas and technology to better feed the world.” The Summit is a series of events to foster collaborations, ideas and technology to better feed the world. The 3 day summit brings entrepreneurs, farmers, industry executives, researchers, students, investors and technology developers together in an out–of-the-box format. The events aim to uncover solutions for feeding 10 billion people on a rapidly changing...

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