Author: Jeff Bennett

Dinner & Drones: AgStart Agtech Showcase

AgTech is one of the Sacramento’s region’s competitive advantages. Drones are one of the hottest technologies going right now. Sacramento is the Farm-to-For capital. Wouldn’t it be cool to combine all three of these things into a cool event? One of our local accelerators, AgStart, thinks so. They’ve organized “an uncommon event featuring exciting entertainment:” Drone Race: An exciting horse-race style battle of drones around obstacles on a farm-setting “track.” There will also be a raffle drawing based on the winner of the race Fashion Show featuring one of their incubator clients, Kombucha Couture Farm to Fork Dinner featuring local meats and produce...

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Sacramento Startups in the News – August 14 Edition

Here’s a recap of Sacramento startups, innovators, and entrepreneurs in the news last week, August 8 – 13. Dinner raises funds to support region’s ag tech businesses Davis Enterprise | August 8 Sacramento economic development group hires Bay Area real estate expert Sacramento Bee | August 8 AgStart to host startup pitches with winery dinner, drone racing Sacramento Business Journal | August...

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Indivizible’s 2016 Speaker Series Featuring Tre Borden and Chris Johnson

This month’s Indivizible meeting is a TEDx inspired event featuring local entrepreneurs, Tre Borden and Chris Johnson. Led by Mayor Kevin Johnson, Indivizible’s 2016 Speaker Series brings out some of the nation’s biggest, brightest, most innovative game changers. Tre Borden, a California-based placemaking consultant and producer, graduated from Yale College and went on to launch a tailoring company that linked college students and east-Asian tailors. Christopher Johnson is the Founder and CEO of The Johnson Group, Inc., a corporate recruiting company and the Inventor of the Rapid Ramen Bowl which was successfully pitched to ABC’s Shark Tank.  When: Monday, August 15,...

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Some Sacramento-specific Insights from Dave McClure

Last night’s featured guest at Startup Grind Sacrament was Dave McClure, co-founder of 500 Startups. Speaking with Rich Foreman at a packed Urban Hive, Dave recounted his early days in Silicon Valley, initially as a programmer, then a startup founder, angel investor and launching 500 Startups. Of particular interest to many in attendance was 500 Startup’s interest in Sacramento. When asked about his thoughts on Sacramento after spending the day meeting with the likes of Mayor Kevin Johnson and Barry Broom: “What we’ve really been trying to look at is what kind of areas is Sacramento good at. What kind...

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Sacramento Startup Expo 10: Get Real! … Estate Tech

Are you ready to Get Real! …Estate Tech. Sign up for Sacramento Startup Expo 10! Sac Startup Expo is a semi-informal event in order to foster a sense of community for Sacramento startups of all sizes- from napkin sketch to IPO! Lightning Talks The Lightning talks for this expo will be from the founders of the two hottest Real Estate Startups in Sacramento: Elizabeth Dodson, Founder of HomeZada D.J. Stephan,  Founder of Skyslope They will talk about what their companies do and the trials and tribulations they have endured melding the tech and real estate worlds. When: Monday, August 22, 2016 6:30...

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1 Million Cups Coming to Sacramento

Get ready Sacramento! 1 Million Cups is launching in Sacramento next month! “We are so excited to be launching 1 Million Cups in Sac! “~ Velocity VC What is 1 Million Cups? 1 Million Cups is a free, national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. 1MC is a grassroots program, led by a community of volunteer organizers interested in educating entrepreneurs. Check out the video below for a quick 30 second teaser. What Will...

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Sacramento Startups in the News – August 7 Edition

Here’s a recap of Sacramento startups, innovators, and entrepreneurs in the news last week, August 1 – 6. Cesca Therapeutics raises $2.5 million in private placement of stock Sacramento Business Journal | August 4 Matsui says Sacramento region making strides with tech startups Sacramento Business Journal | August 5 Sacramento’s Innovation Hub Finds New Life TechWire | August 5...

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Women Who Code Sacramento

Women Who Code is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers by creating a global, connected community of women in technology. The Women Who Code Sacramento branch holds technology and coding learning sessions in and around Sacramento County and are eager to help startups and individuals working on tech startups in the region. “We would like to support them in terms of getting their technical needs met.” If you’re a startup or individual working on a tech startup in the Sacramento region and would like help from the Sacramento Women Who Code contact them...

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Sacramento Startups in the News – July 31 Edition

Last week today in Sacramento Startup News Here’s a recap of Sacramento startups, innovators, and entrepreneurs in the news last week. The Davis Enterprise wrote about Ag startup AgShift joining the AgStart accelerator in Woodland. AgShift is the world’s first cloud-based data intelligence platform for small farms. Ag startup joins Woodland incubator | Davis Enterprise – July 24   Comstock’s Magazine online edition reported on the UC Davis World Food Center’s efforts to strengthen the Sacramento region’s agricultural technology sector. How UC Davis is Bolstering Region’s Agtech | Comstock’s Magazine – July 25   The Sacramento Business Journal covered  Sacramento medical equipment company SynGen Inc....

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Sacramento Startup Scene Summer Celebration

Miss the Startup Grind Summer Startup Party? The Sacramento Twitterverse has you covered. Great turnout last night at the second annual Startup Grind Summer Holiday Party. Hundreds from Sacramento startup community came out to the Urban Hive to network with each, check out showcased startups, and celebrate the growing startup community in Sacramento. If you weren’t able to attend you can still check out some of the action thanks to the Sacramento’s startup scene Twitterati. LIVE on #Periscope: Startup Grind Sacramento Summer startup party — Startup Sac (@sacstartup) July 29, 2016 Great to see #Swsac alums at Sac...

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