Author: Jeff Bennett

1 Million Cups Last Week & This Week

1 Million Cups Sacramento continues to bring out good presenters and good attendance at the weekly Wednesday morning events. Last Wednesday we hear from Locable and We Micro Give. Check them out  below. This Week’s Startups at 1 Million Cups This Wednesday morning at 9:00am will feature two female founded startups: InVINCIble Enterprises — an edtech company that provides mentoring programs & professional development training to educators targeted at empowering teens to become CEO’s of the lives; and Sacramento Self-Directed Education — a space for and community of self-directed learners. Each presentation lasts 6 minutes followed by a 20 minute...

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Top Takeaways from StartupSac Happy Hour with Margaret Mackenzie & Cheryl Beninga

Did you miss StartupSac Happy Hour last night at in midtown? If so you missed out on some phenomenal experience from our guests, Margaret Mackenzie and Cheryl Beninga. Over 30 people crowded into the back room at The Golden Bear to ask their questions of two women with amazing credentials in the tech and startup world. Thanks to the fantastic live-tweeting abilities of a few our guests, predominantly @BreeAea (thank you Bree), we can share a few key nuggets if wisdom from the evening. There’s also a couple of brief videos of Margaret’s and Cheryl’s responses about the Sacramento startup...

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Sacramento Startup Profile: Hoop Maps

Twin brothers and Sacramento State grads Dominic and Donte Morris both have a passion for pickup basketball games. But finding pick up games was a challenge. Tracking down a game to play in could take hours. They knew people were playing basketball – they just didn’t know when and where. Being entrepreneurial-minded, they figured that there had to be a better solution. So they created a mobile app called Hoop Maps that allows users to find pickup basketball games nearby. Hoop Maps is already getting some serious traction. They were one of the final 16 startups in the 2017 Kings...

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1 Million Cups with Locable and We Micro Give

Two new presentations from Sacramento area startups are line up for the next 1 Million Cups Sacramento on Wednesday morning; Locable and We Micro Give. About Locable Founded in 2009, Locable is a digital marketing platform for businesses & communities that’s revolutionizing local marketing through affordable software and services that reconnect businesses with their community, promote authentic local relationships and make each community a better place to live.   About We Micro Give Founded in 2016, We Micro Give is a web and mobile application that helps charities raise donations. Through electronic ‘transaction round ups’ users donate to any charity of...

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Athena Intelligence and CarbonBLU at 1 Million Cups

We had an extra large turnout at 1 Million Cups on Wednesday morning this week. This edition was presented by the Grant Farm and featured Athena Intelligence and CarbonBLU. Through proprietary geospatial data processing, Athena produces exclusive business intelligence that quantifies and democratizes dynamic resource, production and performance risks to the world’s food, energy, financial sectors. carbonBLU helps fleets analyze and explore options for improvement and optimization, without the costs associated with hiring technical staff and additional personnel. Our company officially launched in 2014, after being incubated as a concept by ECO, Inc. Our software empowers fleet managers to purchase the...

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Sacramento Startup Profile: carbonBLU

Sedale Turbovsky’s startup, carbonBLU, helps fleets analyze and explore options for improvement and optimization, without the costs associated with hiring technical staff and additional personnel. Their software empowers fleet managers to purchase the right vehicle for the job, integrate alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technology into fleet operations and even improve energy use at their facilities. Their propriety analytics tools allow them to automate and expedite the process of understanding and analyzing fleet operations while identifying areas of potential improvement. I met with Sedale after his presentation at 1 Million Cups and chatted with him about CarbonBLU and his experience as a...

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Show Your Support for Entrepreneurship & Innovation in Sacramento

Get your official StartupSac T-shirt to help fund the StartupSac’s work to grow the Sacramento startup community! The mission of StartupSac is to connect the various players in the Sacramento startup & innovation community, empower founders and entrepreneurs to be leaders in the community, and help build, galvanize and catalyze Sacramento as the next great startup & innovation ecosystem. The excitement and energy in the Sacramento startup & innovation community right now is fantastic. There’s a lot happening on a weekly basis and staying abreast with events and news, planning and creating events and workshops to serve the community takes significant...

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1 Million Cups Presented by Grant Farm

The next 1 Million Cups Sacramento will be a special Grant Farm edition and will feature two clean tech startups — Carbonblu and Athena Intelligence. About Athena Intelligence Through proprietary geospatial data processing, Athena produces exclusive business intelligence that quantifies and democratizes dynamic resource, production and performance risks to the world’s food, energy, financial sectors. About carbonBLU carbonBLU helps fleets analyze and explore options for improvement and optimization, without the costs associated with hiring technical staff and additional personnel. Our company officially launched in 2014, after being incubated as a concept by ECO, Inc. Our software empowers fleet managers to...

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Sacramento Startup Profile: Trifecta

Trifecta, Inc. is the nation’s largest “all-organic” meal delivery service cofounded by the brother/sister team of Greg Connolly and Elizabeth Connolly. Founded in the summer of 2015, Trifecta ships fully cooked and ready-to-eat meals to all 50 states in the US. Despite being such a young company, Trifecta has experienced phenomenal growth. I was fortunate enough to be at the Kings Capitalize presentations where Elizabeth impressed the panel of judges with their business model and impressive numbers and made the cut to the final four. I met with Elizabeth and Greg in their new podcast studio in their West Sacramento...

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Check out the Sacramento Game Developer Community at the 4th Annual Sac Indie Arcade

Sacramento, did you know we have an incredibly vibrant game development community here in Sacramento? Through the efforts of a very dedicated and tight-knit community here, Sacramento is on the cusp of becoming a major hub of indie game development and the Sacramento chapter of the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) is  a major contributor to the success of this growing community. On Saturday, April 8th, 2017, West Sacramento Parks & Recreation in partnership with Nascent Games and IGDA Sacramento presents the 4th Annual Sacramento Indie Arcade! What is Sacramento Indie Arcade? Since 2007, the Sacramento active game developer community has...

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