Author: Jeff Bennett

How To Design & Build An App, For non-Technical Entrepreneurs

Do you have an idea for an app or a website that you’d like to build but don’t know? Hiring developers and building technology is hard for non-technical entrepreneurs. If you’re not careful, you can easily hire the wrong team and waste thousands of dollars on a project that was doomed from the start. When: March 23,  7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Where: Hacker Lab,  1715 I Street Cost: $50 Learn more  and sign up for this 2 hour workshop...

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Learn about Sketch-based Idea Communication at Sac JS

Whether or not you think you have any artistic ability, sketching is a very valuable tool for communicating ideas and anybody involved with a startup really needs to be able to communicate ideas. I don’t consider myself an artist but I do consider sketching an essential tool in my toolbox and use it daily to capture ideas. Come out to the Sac JS Meetup group at the Urban Hive on Tuesday and you too can learn to be a sketching machine. UX designer Rizwan Javaid will show how: Sketching is a critical skill that spans all job titles. Whether working...

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Beer & Geeks at Red Rabbit

Join the Sacramento startup community at Beer & Geeks, a casual mixer designed to help techies around the region connect, engage, learn, and have fun. Show up, grab a drink, unwind and meet someone new. When: Thursday, March 24, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Where: The Red Rabbit Kitchen and Bar 2718 J Street RSVP here...

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Ag Innovation Entrepreneurship Academy

Are you an innovator working in the food and agriculture sector? Do you want to expand your network and refine the commercial viability of your idea? If so, the Ag Innovation Entrepreneurship Academy is for you! The Ag Innovation Entrepreneurship Academy is designed for upper-division undergrads, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers and faculty working in food and agriculture-related fields. The academy combines focused lectures, practical exercises, networking sessions and hands-on experiences in an innovative format to help you explore how your research can make a broader impact in industry, the marketplace and the world. You’ll learn to identify market needs...

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Introducing Founder Academy

More good news for the Sacramento startup community. Founder Academy is a new Sacramento-based startup launch program and training & mentoring program for entrepreneurs that will be up and running in Sacramento by mid-2016. It’s being launched by experienced entrepreneurs and business leaders who are filling a critical need in the local ecosystem by providing training, tools and mentorship to Sacramento’s best and brightest entrepreneurs. Join us! I/O Labs and The Urban Hive provide a kickass place for Founder Academy entrepreneurs to work, connect, collaborate, learn, create, and (yes!) play with fellow innovators and changemakers. Learn more about their program on...

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2016 Sacramento Indie Arcade Gaming Expo

West Sacramento Parks & Recreation in partnership with IGDA Sacramento presents: The 3rd Annual Sacramento Indie Arcade Expo is ready to light your nerd & geek fire! Are you ready, California?! Sure you are. 😉 When: Saturday, April 9, 2016 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Where: West Sacramento Community Center, 1075 West Capitol Ave, West Sacramento, CA Cost: $10 Find out more and sign up today!...

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FREEThink 2016

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Sacramento Ad Club presents: FREEThink 2016 / / Help us – Help you – Help others! If you’re a Copywriter, Art Director or Graphic Designer, and would like to participate in FREEThink 2016 to help worthy, Sacramento-based non-profits tackle some of their most challenging marketing needs in one design-a-thon weekend…you are AWESOME. VOLUNTEER FORM *Submitting the form is required as we will be assigning teams in advance. What: Form teams with your talented peers to help 3 local non-profits tackle some of their marketing issues in one design-a-thon weekend. When: April 2 – 3, 10 AM...

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Startup Expo 8: Meet the Mentors (Sierra College Edition)

Networking. Entrepreneurship. Drinks and Snacks. You are invited to the Sacramento Startup Expo 8: Meet the Mentors (Sierra College Edition) March 10th at the Hackerlab (Sierra College). This is a semi-informal event in order to foster a sense of community for Sacramento startups of all sizes- from napkin sketch to IPO! When: Thursday, March 10, 2016 6:30 PM Where: Hacker Lab Rocklin 4804 Granite Drive, Rocklin, CA The Lightning talks for this expo will be the Mentors in the Sacramento/Rocklin area that are willing to help students and other folks wanting to start a business. These Mentors will introduce themselves and talk...

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Startup Grind with Bill Reichert

If you missed last night’s Startup Grind event with Bill Reichert you missed out on some great stories and great nuggets of wisdom from a prominent Silicon Valley VC. But here’s a (lazy man’s) recap of the evening based on the live tweets from the event. Startup Grind events are a great way to network with others in the Sacramento startup community, hear great stories of success and failure in entrepreneurship, and learn valuable lessons from others. Don’t miss out. The next event is next Tuesday with Eric Yuan of Zoom Communications. Get tickets here. #startupgrind is packed tonight...

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Kings & Velocity Ventures Looking for Startups

The Sacramento Kings, in collaboration with Velocity Venture Capital, are looking for the most promising startups in the Sacramento area to compete in the first Capitalize startup contest, which will be held on April 5th during the Tech Night game. Startups within 75 miles of Sacramento can submit applications through March 9th. Thirty-two companies will be selected to compete in a series of pitch contests at the Semifinals, hosted at Velocity’s Sacramento Campus on 801 K St. A panel of judges at this event will select four to move on to the Capitalize finals. The winning organization will receive...

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