Author: Laura Good

Text To Ticket Partners With SeedInvest to Combat Distracted Driving

Company’s Mobile App Reports Texting Drivers to Law Enforcement Text To Ticket announced today that it has partnered with SeedInvest, the foremost online investing platform, opening an investment opportunity in the company to any and all interested parties. Text To Ticket, a mobile app that pays citizens to report ordinance violations, will be accepting both Regulation D and Regulation CF investments on through Friday, November 17, 2017. “Partnering with SeedInvest to raise investment capital is a major step in combatting distracted driving and creating smarter cities,” said Steve Nguyen, cofounder of Text To Ticket.. “Now both victims and...

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Startup Community Gives Back and other Happenings in Sacramento’s Startup Community

This week, I’m focusing on a community project I would love to have your help with. This coming Saturday, Sacramento’s startup community is rallying around a United Way Day of Caring project for Women of Color on the Move! You can get involved by donating just 3 hours of your time this Saturday morning, September 23 to help build community gardens in South Sacramento at several multi-family housing units. Our goal is to enlist 30 volunteers from the startup community to work on this project — we need your help! Find out more about the project on the StartupSac...

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September Kicks Off in High Gear!

Happy Labor Day! It may be a short week but we’re not short on quality events for Startup Founders! I’ll keep my ramblings short so you’ll have more time to read about all the cool things going on below! But first, some big news! Last week, I/O Labs shared a sneak peek of their new downtown coworking space via Facebook Live. We’re excited that they will be celebrating their grand opening soon! Check out the Facebook Live tour! This Week’s Best Bets Tomorrow (Tuesday), StartupSac is welcoming in Oktoberfest a little early with Happy Hour at Der Biergarten in...

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The Dog Days of Summer are Here

Summer is making her final stand this week (I hope) — we get to enjoy another continuous string of days with triple digit temperatures! It’s a great reason to stay inside, sipping a cool drink in front of the air conditioner in your underwear. And since it’s too hot to do much outside, I recommend you do some indoor surfing and check out the two startup accelerator programs that are starting this Fall. I’ve been sharing information with you about Founder Institute for a few month now. Final applications are due September 17 and the program starts September 26....

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Do Good–Build an Urban Garden! And other Happenings in Sacramento’s Startup Community

This September, Sacramento’s startup community is rallying around a United Way Day of Caring project for Women of Color on the Move! You can get involved by donating 3 hours of your time on Saturday morning, September 23 to help build community gardens in South Sacramento at several multi-family housing units. Our goal is to enlist 30 volunteers from the startup community to work on this project. Find out more about the project and how to sign up on the StartupSac blog.   This Week’s Best Bets Impact Venture Capital has two sets of office hours running after 1...

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StartupSac Takes On United Way’s Day of Caring

Every year for the last 5 years, United Way’s Day of Caring has brought together volunteers across the region to work on service projects that will make an impact. This year, StartupSac is taking on one of the projects and inviting Sacramento’s startup community to volunteer with us! We’re mustering volunteers for the Women of Color on the Move Community Farms for Families project on Saturday, Sept 23 from 9am-Noon. If you’d like to help, sign up for this project on the United Way website and list “StartupSac” as the company name so we’ll know you’re with us! Women of Color on...

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Back to (Startup) School and other Startup Happenings in the Sacramento Region

If you have kids, they likely started back at school last week or are headed that way this week. As a startup founder, it might be time for you to head back to school too! In Sacramento, there are several opportunities a week to get an education on all things startup! From workshops to accelerators, there is a lot to choose from! Founder Institute, a global accelerator program, is kicking off its first Sacramento cohort this fall. You can find out more about it at an informational meeting Tuesday evening at Rancho Cordova City Hall. Those who apply by...

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Diversity Looks Good on Us

Kudos to the Sacramento Business Journal and journalist Victor Patton for highlighting our region’s accomplishments as well as potential areas for improvement in achieving diversity in our technology sector in last Friday’s edition. “Sacramento’s tech sector is still in its early stages of development, but here, startup founders, investors …and others say the city may be poised to create a technology economy where people of color and women play active leadership roles. Recent data seems to support those claims.” It was a breath of fresh air for me, given the recent sexual-harassment and gender discrimination scandals in the tech...

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Sacramento Tech Scene Heats Up!

If you’ve peeked at the headlines last week, you may have seen that Sacramento got some serious props for being a top market for tech job growth and also a destination city for tech startups. This Forbes article, ‘Go North, Young Startup’: Silicon Valley Might Be Converging With Sacramento, was a major coup for our regional brand! People in the technology industry are starting to notice our sleepy little cow town! Moooove over Silicon Valley! 🙂 TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO SUBMIT INNOVATION AWARD NOMINATIONS! Yes, I’m shouting at you! Nominate your own commercialized innovative idea or one...

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Investment Capital Increasing in Region

I’ve been working in Sacramento’s entrepreneurial ecosystem since 2008 and the last couple of years have been very promising! We’re finally starting to resemble a startup hub and the community has solidified a lot since 2015.  A few years ago, Up Global issued a white paper identifying five critical ingredients that support flourishing entrepreneurial ecosystems: talent, density, culture, capital, and regulatory environment. Our region has always had the talent and the advent of numerous coworking spaces as well as the development of downtown and midtown has improved our density. Back in 2014, I believed we were weakest in culture...

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