Author: Jeff Bennett

How Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality are Transforming Medicine and Healthcare

Guest article written by JTechnologies The rise in innovative technologies has led to the revolutionary tech solutions possible for modern day patients while assisting professionals and hospitals in providing fast and real-time care. Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) are two of the controversial technologies that the healthcare sector has been eyeing to leverage. It has been predicted last year that ‘2017 could be a big year for AR and VR,’ where different industries will start accepting and maximizing the technologies. In fact, its market can potentially hit $162 billion by the year 2020. But, how can AR and...

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Open Data Day in Sacramento with Code for Sacramento

Join Code for Sacramento on International Open Data Day and volunteer your skills to find, clean, save, share, upload, analyze, and visualize government data! On Open Data Day, Saturday, March 4, groups all over the world create local events where community members can come together to use open data to solve community and civic issues, show the benefits of open data, and encourage the adoption of open data policies in government, business and civil society. Here in Sacramento the organizers at Code for Sacramento, a Code for America Brigade, will be hosting Open Data Day at Hacker Lab, 1715 I Street, Sacramento, in midtown. All...

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1 Million Cups Heads to Rocklin

Sacramento area entrepreneurs and innovators living in the east end of the valley who haven’t been able to make it to downtown Sacramento for a 1 Million Cups event due to the long drive are in luck this week as 1 Million Cups is hitting the road and heading to Rocklin. This week’s event will take place at Hacker Lab Rocklin, 4415 Granite Drive, and will feature  startups Tallac Networks, a provider of SD-LAN solutions, and Easydme, a platform for retail for medical clinics. Each presentation lasts 6 minutes followed by a 20 minute Q&A with the audience. Join...

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KVIE and Eskaton to Host Aging2.0 Global Startup Competition

As part of the Aging2.0 Global Startup Search, the Sacramento chapter is hosting its third annual competition on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. at 2030 W. El Camino Ave. Companies focused on using technology to better the lives of seniors are invited to apply at www.aging2.com/global-startup-search no later than March 1, 2017. “The startup scene in Sacramento is heating up,” said Rich Forman, Founder and CEO of Apptology. “There is a lot of opportunity in the senior market. Aging2.0 is a good way to get some of these ideas in front of investors.” Startups do not...

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Cloak and Dagger & Magilla Loans Present at 1 Million Cups

Another successful 1 Million Cups Sacramento was logged into the books Wednesday as Cloak and Dagger and Magilla Loans presented their startups. Cloak and Dagger Designed for the every day user, Cloak and Dagger file encryption allows you to easily protect any document, any time, with little training or effort. And for the first time file encryption has a password recovery. Enterprises can be confident their people can protect sensitive information without worrying about it lost along with a password. Dave introduces his startup Cloak and Dagger at #1MCSac #StartupSac pic.twitter.com/0QSS8qlAEw — Startup Sac (@sacstartup) February 15, 2017 How...

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Sacramento Startup Profile: Benjamin Dorsinvil, Founder & CEO of SellBig

For Benjamin Dorsinvil, growing up in Haiti, one of the poorest countries in the world, being entrepreneurial was not just about starting a business, but a necessity of survival. In his community, “there was always a sense of survival and a spirit of entrepreneurship that kept everyone alive in the gruesome face of poverty.”  Benjamin launched his startup SellBig because he believes in the idea of creating a brighter future where anyone can start a business small, grow it and contribute to their community. SellBig is an online selling platform that focuses on solving the growth problems of small businesses and lets them sell worldwide....

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Thoughts on Sacramento Startup Scene from Sacramento Founders

The Bay Area is the undisputed king of the startup world, recognized around the world as the epicenter of venture capital. As such its draw for young startups is magnetic. Yet the astronomical cost of rents and doing business in the Bay Area compared to other cities presents a significant barrier for many. Sacramento’s proximity to the Bay Area and much lower cost of living make it a very attractive option for our local startups. That, along with a strong sense of community, collaboration and growing vibrancy has many Sacramento startup founders here very excited about setting their roots in SacTown....

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1 Million Cups Sacramento with Cloak and Dagger & Magilla Loans

The next edition of 1 Million Cups Sacramento on Wednesday morning will feature startups Magilla Loans, a loan matching service that connects borrowers with banks without requesting personal information and Cloak and Dagger Software Inc, a simple, yet powerful encryption software application that runs on your windows computer. Each presentation lasts 6 minutes followed by a 20 minute Q&A with the audience. Join us for coffee and networking Wednesday morning! When: Wednesday, February 15, 9:00am Where: Impact Venture Capital, 801 K...

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Whitekoat & Dermveda Pitch at 1 Million Cups

Despite heavy rains and snarled freeway traffic, a couple dozen entrepreneurs and innovators turned out to another 1 Million Cups Sacramento on Wednesday morning to hear presentations from Keisuke Nakagawa, founder of Whitekoat and Venita Sivamani, founder of Dermveda. Whitekoat is a collaborative medical education platform powered by machine learning to help students learn and understand medical concepts faster and easier. Dermveda is dedicated to promoting integrative skin care education. We are curating the largest online resource library for trusted, up-to-date, science-backed information about skin health, beauty, and wellness authored by Western, Ayurvedic, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Naturopathic practitioners....

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StartupSac Happy Hour: Fat Tuesday Q&A with Gabe Gomez & Nick Trosko of GymHit

What happens when you take startup office hours and combine it with Mardi Gras? StartupSac Fat Tuesday Happy Hour. Based on the positive interest from the inaugural event in January, StartupSac Happy Hour will return on Tuesday, February 28th (Fat Tuesday) with not one founder, but two Sacramento startup cofounders ready to answer your startup, innovation, and entrepreneurial questions. February’s guest startup veterans will be Gabe Gomez & Nick Trosko, cofounders of GymHit. Gabe and Nick are recent alums of 500 Startups Batch 19 as well as Acceleprise and are well on their way to startup stardom (check out their individual bios...

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