Author: Jeff Bennett

The Sacramento Region Innovation Awards

Know an innovation worthy of recognition? The Sacramento Region Innovation Awards program is the first of its kind in our area. This program celebrates the high level of innovation taking place in our community, and your nomination will help to highlight the individuals and companies creating innovative products and services that are making our work and our lives more streamlined. The Sacramento Business Journal is looking for innovations in six categories: Advanced Manufacturing, Food & Agribusiness, Hardware & Electronics, Medical & Health Technologies & Services, Software, and Sustainability. * Nomination deadline is July 22nd Learn more and Make a...

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Venture Catalyst Knowledge Exchange Featuring Bruce W. Jenett

UC Davis Venture Catalyst is pleased to welcome Mr. Bruce Jenett, Senior Counsel at DLA Piper, to speak at its Knowledge Exchange seminar, taking place on June 2, 2016, at 11:30AM. Mr. Jenett will cover the fine art of pitching, its importance, and address some of the key elements of putting together and presenting a great pitch. The event will take place at the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento. The event is free and lunch will be provided.   Registration is necessary so that lunch can be ordered accordingly. Register...

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Startups Wanted for Aging 2.0 Pitch Event in Sacramento Area

Do you have a startup that is focused on improving the quality of life for older adults? Check out Sacramento’s Aging 2.0 Global Startup Search on June 30. Aging 2.0 Global Startup Search is apart of a competition for aging-focused startups to showcase their company to an international audience. Key sponsors include: Eskaton, Intel, Care Innovations, Apptology and MedStart. Start-Up Eligibility Requirements: Startup must have at least a minimum viable product (past conceptual stage) Have less than $3 million in funding / revenue Founder or C-level executive must be the person presenting Must be focused on improving the quality of...

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Startup Hustle Demo Night

It was standing room only last night at the Warehouse Artists Loft as Sacramento startup fans gathered to watch the pitches from 10 new startups from Hacker Lab’s second Startup Hustle cohort. People arrived early for networking and to check in with the startup at their booths and by the time Hacker Lab co-founder Eric Ullrich was ready to kick things off for the evening, it was standing room only. No doubt! Sac #startup scene is out and representing well tonight at Startup Hustle Demo Night pic.twitter.com/W9e1FUam2i — Startup Sac (@sacstartup) May 27, 2016 #StartupHustle Demo Night is on!...

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UC Davis Entrepreneurship Academy Events

Interested in entrepreneurship academies? The UC Davis Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship has some entrepreneurship academy events coming up this summer. Biomedical and Engineering Entrepreneurship Academy  The Biomedical and Engineering Entrepreneurship Academy is the premiere academic program for commercializing science and engineering innovations. It is a springboard for moving research out of the lab and into the world. This three-day intensive program integrates lecture, exercises, and individual projects to help participants learn to identify, design, and validate market opportunities for their research. Deadline to apply is June 10, 2016 Learn more   UC Entrepreneurship Academy The three-day UC Entrepreneurship...

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Early – Stage Capital for Technology Commercialization: NIH SBIR/STTR Programs

Dr. Jennifer Shieh from the NHLBI (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute) will give a presentation about the SBIR and STTR programs at NHLBI/NIH on Friday, June 3rd, 10:30 – 11:30 am. After her talk, Dr. Shieh will meet with teams 1-on-1, to address specific questions – if interested. The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs are one of the largest sources of early-stage capital for technology commercialization in the US. These programs allow US-owned and operated small businesses to engage in federal research and development that has strong potential for commercialization. SBIR/STTR...

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What’s on Tap in Sacramento’s Startup Community

There are a lot of events coming up in the Sacramento startup community. Next week should keep anybody interested in Sacramento’s startup scene plenty busy. Sac JS Things kick off Tuesday night for the programming crowd at The Urban Hive with the monthly installment of the Sacramento Javascript Meetup group. SacJS is excited to bring you our fifth peachy keen meetup of 2016 at The Urban Hive! We’re going to have some fun heading in to the summer by hosting a series of Lightning Talks! A lightning talk is a short presentation lasting only a few minutes. When: Tue, May...

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Health 2.0 Sacramento: Engaging Patients with Mobile and Social Technology

Join us for the next Health 2.0 Sacramento! Our mobile lifestyle has created a new context for health care. Advances in digital health technologies and the wide spread use of social apps have opened up new opportunities for engaging patients in the monitoring and management of their health. Dr. Katherine Kim’s research focuses on the use of information technology to improve community health, care coordination, and clinical research. Her talk will focus on how to engage patients in their own health by using mobile and social technology. When: Thursday, June 2, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT)...

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Some Takeaways from Startup Grind Female Founders Night

There was a packed house at last night’s Startup Grind Female Founders event at The Urban Hive as Laura Good stepped in to moderate a panel of female founders. The female panel consisted of: Karen Horiuchi, CEO, Glambot Aye Moah, Cofounder & Chief of Product, Boomerang Priya Jhingan, Founder & CEO, Evrystep There were a lot of great stories and advice from the panel, some specifically related to female founders and gender diversity, but plenty of general good information for anybody in the startup world. I think it’s noteworthy that all three of the women on the panel had strong...

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$50k Grant Available from SBA for Sacramento Growth Accelerators!

The U.S. Small Business Administration is thrilled to announce a third round of the Growth Accelerator Fund competition. In 2016, the SBA will again be awarding $50,000 prizes to the winners of the contest. These funds are to be used to fund operating budgets, not for investing in start-ups in your ecosystems. The Growth Accelerator Fund Competition was launched in 2014 and has awarded $6.9 million to over 135 organizations throughout the country in the past 2 years. The winners of this year’s contest must demonstrate the ability to raise (or have plans to raise) a 4 to 1...

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