Author: Laura Good

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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What is our Innovation Future?

Is Sacramento a center of innovation? I say yes — a growing center but a center nonetheless! Tomorrow, we celebrate successful innovations at the 2nd Annual Sacramento Innovation Awards luncheon (get your tickets! $25 off with code “startupsac”) and next week, during Global Entrepreneurship week, Innovate Sac will launch the Sacramento Urban Technology Lab, an initiative of The City of Sacramento to turn our region into a “living laboratory” of innovation! Innovate Sac is a free event, happening at the Sacramento State Harper Alumni Center. You should go to both of these events! Speaking of Global Entrepreneurship Week, next week brings a cornucopia overflowing with entrepreneurship-focused...

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Global Entrepreneurship Week is Coming

Global Entrepreneurship Week is just two weeks away! During November 13-19, thousands of events and competitions in 160 countries will inspire millions to engage in entrepreneurial activity while connecting them to potential collaborators, mentors and even investors. In Sacramento, there are already dozens of events planned and more being added to the calendar every day! Of special note, The City of Sacramento will host “Innovate Sac” at Sac State on Wed Nov 15 from 2-5 pm. StartupSac is building the calendar for #GEWSac; check it out — many events are already posted. Also be sure to check out the...

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1 Million Cups Hits the Road: Destination Valley Extends

1 Million Cups Sacramento, which normally meets weekly at Impact Venture Capital in Downtown Sacramento, takes a road trip to a new location on the last Wednesday of each month. For October 25, they’re heading to Valley Extends, an innovation and coworking center in McClellan Park that accelerates startups and connects corporations to exponential technologies, business models, and entrepreneurs.   The two presenting companies both work out of Valley Extends. KickFactory helps brands engage customers before they search. Their AI and Rapid Response Team allow brands to reach out to individual customers at scale, driving clicks, influence and sales....

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Hacker Lab Explores Entrepreneurship Center for Del Paso Heights

City of Sacramento looks to invest in those interested in launching new businesses Hacker Lab announced today that it is conducting a feasibility study for an Entrepreneurship Center and Incubator to be located in Del Paso Heights. The study, funded by the City of Sacramento Office of Innovation and Economic Development, explores the feasibility of a center that will be designed with the intention of serving the needs of low and moderate-income individuals from underserved communities. Makerspaces and entrepreneurship centers offer access to tools, classes, and a community, that fosters a safe and learning-driven environment. With access to expensive...

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I/O, I/O, it’s off to (co)work we go

Many of us have been watching and waiting for I/O Labs in Downtown Sacramento to open. The grand opening is nearly here and if you enroll in one of the two Leadership Series events they are offering this week, you’ll get a Sneak Peek! The events are focused on conscious leadership — My Journey From Jerk to Joyful Thursday evening and Conscious Leadership for Emerging Companies Friday morning. And SCORE! We have a HUGE 80% off discount code for you to use — just enter STARTUP in the promo code field! Buckle up! It’s an amazing ride for startup...

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Gender Equity — Leveling the Playing Field

Women — when you were a young girl, did you believe you could be anything? Dads — do you encourage your daughters to follow their dreams? The truth is, girls get a lot of encouragement to break gender career molds when they are young but once they get their first real job, this positive encouragement stops. And if they are in a technical job, it’s even more lonely than other careers. Not only will they not find encouragement, they will also find that they don’t have the same access to advancement opportunities as men. This Thursday, an important conversation...

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Gender-Bias in the Technology Workplace — A Women in Tech Panel Discussion

Did the Google Bro’s anti-diversity memo make you mad? Gain more insight on gender-bias in the technology workplace in a special Women in Tech discussion. What’s really (still) happening and how can women and men work together to improve the workplace culture in tech? While this is a Women in Tech event, men are welcome and encouraged to attend! Don’t worry guys — you won’t be the only man there! We will be providing a pizza lunch. When: Thu, October 19, 2017 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Where: InnoGrove Coworking 8153 Elk Grove Blvd, Suite 20 Elk Grove, CA 95758 Moderator...

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Let’s Celebrate Success!

“Ideas are easy, it’s implementation that’s hard.” ~ Guy Kawasaki Successful innovation isn’t about how clever or disruptive your idea is; it’s about whether or not you and your team have what it takes to turn that idea into a sustainable business. And when that happens, it’s time to celebrate! Join our Sacramento innovation ecosystem on November 7 to celebrate the 2nd Annual Innovation Awards. Six company founders in a variety of industries will be honored as award winners and another ten will be honored as runners-up. Get your ticket to the awards luncheon now, before prices go up...

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