Author: Jeff Bennett

Startup Weekend Sacramento Returns November 13 – 15

Calling all Sacramento entrepreneurs! Startup Weekend is returning to the Sacramento region November 13-15. Startup Weekend Sacramento: Elk Grove Edition is your next opportunity to launch a company in just 54 hours! This empowering event offers a fun, intense, risk-free way to get your startup off the ground; connect with other passionate and skilled individuals; and perhaps even find a co-founder or two to transform your ideas into reality. All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: pitch your startup idea and receive feedback from your peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular...

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Beer & Geeks Oktober Fest Edition at Der Biergarten

Beer & Geeks — The Tradition Lives On! Join fellow Sacramento geeks for a beer or two at Der Biergarten in Midtown as Startup Grind continues the Sacramento Beer and Geeks tradition. Beer & Geeks is 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. Find out...

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GreenGov Challenge Hackathon: $25k in Prize Money!

As the state deals with the on-going impacts of environmental change and the drought, California government seeks to find innovative ways to reduce waste in resources and increase sustainable practices. As part of the Innovation Contest (AB 2138- Gatto), the Department of General Services (DGS) and the California Government Operations Agency are looking for innovative solutions that will help California improve its sustainable operations and engage with the public. The goal of the contest is to have the public leverage the pilot Statewide Open Data Portal and use publicly-available data sources to help citizens and decision makers understand the...

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The World’s Biggest Startup Competition is Coming to Sacramento/Elk Grove

The world’s biggest startup competition is coming to Sacramento/Elk Grove. Global Startup Battle returns in 2015 for its 6th straight year as the world celebrates Global Entrepreneurship Week. On the weekend of November 13 – 15, Startup Weekend Sacramento: Elk Grove Edition will coincide with Global Startup Battle, giving our region’s entrepreneurs a chance to present their startup ideas to the whole world. Global Startup Battle 2015 is shaping up to be even bigger and better than last year’s event, featuring more than 200 simultaneous events and programs over 10 days with over 30,000 entrepreneurs in over 100 countries...

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Sacramento is the Next Great Startup Ecosystem

During a Startup Expo event last fall at a packed house in midtown’s Hacker Lab, Brian Collins, VP of Marketing at Angel Hack, jumped up on top of a table and presented an inspiring call to action in which he boldly stated, “We are standing in the next great startup ecosystem. In Sacramento, we’ve created a true Incubation Island, a place where ideas flow freely and openly with little fear of reprisal or backstabbing. We have a place where anyone with an idea can come and build it out. ” Strong words for sure – similar sentiments are bandied about by...

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