Author: Laura Good

Ready to Launch? What’s Happening This Week in Sacramento’s Startup Community

I just got word that Hacker Lab has opened up applications for their Spring 2018 Startup Hustle Bootcamp! You can sign up for the Bootcamp Syllabus and more information here. The 9-week program kicks off the week of March 12 and Demo Night will be the week of May 7. If you’ve been kicking around a business idea and are ready to get serious about launching it, the Startup Hustle Bootcamp is for you! Sessions will be offered both in Midtown and Rocklin. For those of you who want to test drive an idea before commiting to a 9-week...

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Lots of Opportunities to Impact Diversity in Sacramento’s Startup Community This Month!

If you are a woman founder or a woman who wants to become a founder, there are some exciting events coming up this month and into February that will be of interest to you! Guys — these events are for you as well! Gender diversity includes both men and women!   This Week Tuesday evening, Startup Grind features a panel discussion with the graduates of FourthWave, an accelerator for female founders. Men and women alike will learn much as they discuss their year long journey in the program! Use promo code “digest” when you register and save $5! Also...

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Welcome to 2018! The New Year Kicks Off With Lots of Startup Opportunities!

Happy 2018! The beginning of the year is a great time to reflect on your goals — set some new ones, adjust some old ones, maybe even toss some tired ones out the window. If this is the year you want to get serious about launching your startup, the SBDC has a free workshop for you on Friday during lunchtime — Using Lean Methodology to Develop Your Business Model. Start your business (and your new year) off right! Free Money! The California Competes Tax Credit is an income tax credit available to businesses who want to come, stay, or...

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A Startup Christmas Story

‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through our town, Startup founders were sighing and feeling beat down.   Entrepreneurship’s hard, it’s no 9 to 5; It takes massive energy just to survive.   Eric Ries wrote their bible, schooled them on lean. They quickly became validation machines!   They hustled and bustled to build, measure, learn. They collected data that caused them concern.   “Do we pivot or not? What should be chucked? What secret sauce makes an idea disrupt?   Oh how can we scale?” they were heard to exclaim. “We need a growth hacker and a...

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You Can Party All Week Long and Other Sacramento Startup Happenings

There are lots of opportunities this week to be FESTIVE! The best bet for Entrepreneurs is the Startup Expo Ugly Christmas Party happening tonight at Hacker Lab. The fun begins at 6:30 pm (more details below). Metro EDGE (the Metro Chamber’s little sister for professionals under 40) is having its annual holiday bash on Tuesday evening. Sac.JS is finishing off the year with Merry Little Lightening Talks, also on Tuesday. Rounding it all out is the NAWBO (National Assc of Women Biz Owners) Holiday Gathering on Thursday. Major props to anyone who makes it to three out of four...

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StartupSac Annual Holiday Letter

In the cherished tradition of including an annual family newsletter in Holiday greeting cards, we’ve prepared a StartupSac version for you. 2017 was a year of blood, sweat and maybe even a few tears (by Laura) for StartupSac. After being awarded a RAILS grant in 2016 by The City of Sacramento, we decided to make it official by incorporating as a non-profit entity. Instead of being just a passion project, StartupSac became a legit business! It’s been a fantastic journey and we’ve got even more planned for infinity and beyond! Well, at least for 2018. The Icing on the...

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It’s About to get Ugly and other Sacramento Startup Happenings

Mark your calendar! Your last chance for startup Holiday fun is the Startup Expo’s Ugly Christmas Sweater Party at Hacker Lab on Monday, December 18 from 6:30-9:00 pm. Beg, borrow or steal the ugliest festive attire you can find and then show up with your favorite beverage in hand to share with a new friend! If you haven’t yet attended a Startup Expo, it’s a fun, informal affair for everyone in our startup community. Still have gifts to buy? Check out UPcyclePOP Holiday Market! This 4-day extravaganza starts Thursday and features upcycled items by Sacramento artists that will blow...

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Thank you Greater Sacramento Economic Council!

Thank you Greater Sacramento Economic Council! We are honored to receive this award for Outstanding Community Contribution. And we are thrilled to have the opportunity to introduce StartupSac to business leaders who may not be familiar with the work we do in the startup community. StartupSac began as a passion project in 2015 shortly after the Sacramento regional technology alliance closed its doors. We initially launched as a resource website for startup founders looking to get connected with our entrepreneurial ecosystem. Last year, after being awarded a RAILS grant from the city of Sacramento, we expanded our outreach and...

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It’s Going to Be a Wild Ride!

Hold on to your seat belts! This week we’re challenging you to a wild ride through Sacramento’s startup community! We have over 20 events on the calendar for GEW2017! I highly encourage you to attend several of these top notch events! It’s hard to choose best bets this week but if there is one not-to-miss event, it’s The City of Sacramento’s Innovate Sac event on Wednesday afternoon from 2-5pm at Sacramento State. Innovate Sac will introduce our community to the Sacramento Urban Technology Lab initiative and be the first step toward working on a shared vision. Why should you...

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