Author: Jeff Bennett

How Does Startup Weekend Work?

Interested in participating in the upcoming Startup Weekend Sacramento: Elk Grove Edition at Innogrove in Elk Grove November 13 – 15 but not sure what to expect? Here’s a simple diagram to show the five basic phases of a Startup Weekend. Whether you’ve got an idea to develop or just want to contribute your skills to the Sacramento startup community, sign up to become part of this event. [Click image to enlarge]...

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Startup Grind Sacramento Hosts Janine Yancey — Founder of Emtrain

Join the Sacramento startup community next Tuesday, October 13, at The Urban Hive and meet Janine Yancey, the founder and President of Sacramento based e-learning startup Emtrain, an online HR & compliance training company. As always, there will be delicious appetizers, cool people and live music as a warm up before we cozy up for a fireside chat with Janine. We’ll explore the challenges and opportunites of being a female founder of a tech startup, the rapid growth of the e-learning industry and more! You don’t want to miss this one! Get your...

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Startup Grind Sacramento Hosts Mark Randall (Adobe)

As a serial entrepreneur, Mark Randall’s career conceiving, designing and marketing innovative technology spans nearly twenty years and three successful high-tech start-ups. He has fielded over a dozen products which combined have sold over a million units, generated over $100 million in sales and won a total of 15 Product of the Year, 12 Best of NAB, 7 Best of Comdex, 2 PC Magazine Technical Excellence awards, and two Emmy awards. Products that Mark’s startups developed are used by half the Fortune 500, all branches of the U.S. government, and thousands of schools around the world. His products have...

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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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