Author: Laura Good

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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A New Season for Startups

… and other Happenings in Sacramento’s Startup Community Building a successful startup isn’t something you just “fall” into. If this is your “season” to launch a company, you’d be wise to seek guidance early and often from the mentors and teachers in our Sacramento ecosystem. This week there are learning opportunities for startups in nearly every stage from pre-ideation to funding! Power up with a PSL* and make some “cool” new connections at one of the fab events going on this autumn!   This Week’s Best Bets Hello Placer County! 1 Million Cups is taking a roadtrip to Rocklin...

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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 SeedInvest.com 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! http://www.yourlocalunitedway.org/post/women-color-move-community-farms-families Women of Color on...

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