Author: Jeff Bennett

Capitalize Final Four

March Madness and the Final Four aren’t just for college hoops. For four local startups it’s also about qualifying for the finals of the Sacramento Kings & Velocity Venture Capital’s Capitalize competition. 32 local startups competed yesterday before a panel of technology innovators and investors at Velocity Venture’s new downtown office in an exciting day of pitches that left the judges and organizers very impressed with the level of talent on display. “I’m just completely impressed.” – Kings CTO @ryanmontoya to #KingsCapitalize participants. — Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) March 23, 2016 Meet your #KingsCapitalize finalists: @calsafesoil_h2h@tryquicklegal@linkbots @vivitatech pic.twitter.com/audZvUX3Yk — Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings)...

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Start a Health Startup in 54 Hours

Want to impact health, medical devices, healthcare IT, wearables, biotech, fitness, mobile health, biomedical research & technology, pharma, patient experience and anything health-related? Join us for Startup Sacramento Health Edition at the Urban Hive in midtown Sacramento, April 29 – May 1 to impact health & healthcare and start a new health startup. Create a business plan and see your idea come to life. Network with like-minded creative and passionate people. Learn valuable skills from one on one mentorship with professionals in the region. If you’re in Sacramento or anywhere close consider signing up for this great event to...

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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 http://tinyurl.com/FREEThink2016-Volunteer *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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