Author: Laura Good

1 Million Cups Launching Wednesday

This week there are so many great events to choose from! And for those of you who live in Davis, it looks like summer vacation is over and the startup-focused events are back! Check out events being hosted by Davis Roots and UCD Venture Catalyst. This week’s Best Bets happen to coincide with my own personal calendar 🙂 . 1 Million Cups is launching in Sacramento on Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. at Velocity’s downtown campus. You gotta check out this new program for startup founders! Every Wednesday, two founder will present and then get feedback from the audience. This process is so valuable to creating...

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The Drought is Over!

What? The drought is over? No–not the California Drought, the drought of interesting events for startup founders! Take a look at the events listed in this week’s Startup Digest and you’ll be amazed! If you can’t find something that interests you, maybe you just aren’t that into the startup scene. Best Bet: On Tuesday, Startup Grind Sacramento hosts Margaret MacKenzie, Managing Director and CFO of Astia, an organization committed to the success of world class women-led, high-growth startups. Margaret has CEO experience with 2 venture-backed fintech companies, and was a C-suite contributor for 6 venture-backed startups. Use code “digest” and save $5! Freebie of...

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Farm-to-Fork Month Begins!

September is Farm-to-Fork month in Sacramento and while the events aren’t really startup business focused, our region’s culinary superiority is one of the reasons this is such a great place to launch your startup! There’s a TON going on but the best bet (IMHO) is the free Farm-to-Fork Festival at Capitol Mall on September 24. Sacramento Restaurant Week runs 17 days from Sept. 8 through 25. The California Craft Beer Summit, which will be in Sacramento for its conference, will run Sept. 8 through 10, featuring 150 breweries and 400 beers. I’m not even going to mention the Tower Bridge dinner since it’s...

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Wordcamp Tix on Sale This Week

It’s the week before Labor Day Weekend and things are pretty laid back in the startup community. Don’t worry — it will get hella busy in September! I’ve included some events from Score and California Capital Development Corp this week. They have a lot of great education programs for small businesses and often that information is also of interest to Startups. So check out what they’re offering below. Sacramento Wordcamp is releasing the first set of tickets for the October 22-23 all-things-Wordpress event this Thursday, September 1 at 10 am. This event sold out in a day last year. They moved to a...

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Get Hustling!

If you’re at all interested in our grassroots startup ecosystem, there’s one place you have to be this week — hustle on over to Startup Expo 10 at Hacker Lab tonight! This periodic gathering has a college party vibe and you’re guaranteed to meet other founders and techies (looking for a CTO or cofounder?). Tonight, several real estate technology startups will be featured including Skyslope, HomeZada and Renter. The price of entry? B.O.B. — Bring others booze (or if you’re more genteel, “beverages”). Just bring your fav bottle or six-pack of a libation to share with someone new. If...

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1 Million Cups Comes to Sactown

Last week, I mentioned that a 1 Million Cups chapter is starting up in Sacramento in September. And some of you I emailed directly and encouraged you to apply to present your startup at a Wednesday morning gathering. I believe so strongly in the benefit of the 1 Million Cups program for our startup ecosystem I’m telling you about it again! Here’s what I recommend you do: 1) Watch this short video to find out why other startup communities around the nation LOVE 1 Million Cups. 2) Visit the 1 Million Cups Sacramento page and click “follow” to join...

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In Celebration of Coworking

The very first coworking space in Sacramento opened it’s doors on August 8, 2008. Ahead of the times (in Sacramento anyway) Capsity was instrumental in launching a new collaborative workplace culture in our region. Tonight, they are celebrating their 8 year anniversary. And you’re invited to celebrate with them! The party starts at 6 pm. Women Who Code starts a 2-part hands-on series on Tuesday on the Internet of Things in partnership with the Summer of IoT program developed by Hacker Lab and Intel. The follow-up session is next Tuesday, 8/16. Ladies — this is your chance to get...

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Startup Digest – Plan Ahead: Dave McClure, 500 Startups

Welcome to the Sacramento Startup Digest! This week finally feels like summer — the startup community in Sacramento is taking a break! There aren’t a lot of events going on this week, so catch your breath and ponder your startup future. This Week’s Best Bets Med Tech or Health Tech your thing? Attend the free MedStart networking mixer at The Urban Hive on Thursday. Are you a game developer? There’s an interesting workshop at Hacker Lab on Friday on Visual Novel and Independent Game Production. Are you a data whiz/hacker? Take a trip to to Silicon Valley and participate...

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Whatever Happened to SARTA?

SARTA PROGRAMS RESURRECTED Last September, SARTA shuttered it’s operations and Sacramento’s tech community lost a valuable resource. But there’s good news — SARTA’s key programs have all found new life in other organizations in the region! If you’ve been missing your favorite program, check out the information below to reconnect. AgStart — An independent nonprofit now located in Woodland, Check out their Dinner and Drones event happening August 20 at Windmills Vineyards. Sign up for their newsletter here. Like them on Facebook. CleanStart — An independent nonprofit now located in Downtown Sacramento. Sign up for their newsletter here. Like...

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Sacramento Startup Digest – Startup Summer Party Is Here!

Good news for procrastinators! The deadline for nominations for the Sacramento Region 2016 Innovation Awards has been extended to THIS FRIDAY July 29! The inaugural awards program will recognize business and technology innovations in six categories, honoring the people and organizations that bring new products and services to our region. Self-nominations welcome! All the details you need to nominate your favorite innovator are here. The hottest ticket this week is Startup Grind’s 2nd Annual Summer Startup Party at The Urban Hive on Thursday. Last year, over 200 people attended! Get your free ticket today so they’ll know how much...

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