Author: Laura Good

Startup Digest – Year of the Woman in Tech

You Go Girl! I’m declaring it the Year of the Woman in Tech in Sacramento! Two new meetup groups kicked off this January — Sacramento Women in Data Science and Tech and InnoGrove’s Women in Tech. We also have Women Who Code Sacramento kicking off the year with a 4-part series to learn Ruby. And to top it all off, Million Women Mentors–California, a state measure that supports the engagement of STEM mentors for California girls and women, is kicking off with it’s Launch event on January 21. Best Bet for Startup Event this Week My recommendation for this week...

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A Startup Christmas Story

by Laura Good ‘Twas the week 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 killer domain.”...

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Sacramento – Startup Digest – It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like…December

Welcome to the Sacramento Startup Digest! There are still a few things going on that are more informational and technical but most meetups are slowing down and taking some time to enjoy the holidays. If you’re looking to party on dude with fellow startup enthusiasts, check these out: 12/7   InnoGrove Holiday Open House (Elk Grove) 12/15 Startup Grind Sacramento Holiday Party (Sacramento) I had written more for you this week but then my naughty dog slapped my laptop with his paw (it was dinner time) and I lost it! So I’m going to end it here — short and sweet! Hope to see you this...

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Vote for Sacramento Startups in Global Battle!

Welcome to the Sacramento Startup Digest! Global Startup Battle is on and two teams from the Nov 13-15 Startup Weekend at InnoGrove in Elk Grove are competing in the Champion’s Track! You can vote for them every 24 hours now through December 4th at 10 a.m. Pacific time.. Let’s show some love! Click to vote for InVimma and PlayToGather. If all of our Sacramento Startup Digest readers voted, our teams would be in the lead! Show your support for our local startups by casting your votes for each team in several competitive tracks. Share the startup love on Twitter! Click to Tweet...

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Sacramento – Startup Digest with Laura Good November 23rd – November 30th

It’s Thanksgiving Week — time to ponder what we are thankful for. If you’re thankful that you receive the Sacramento Startup Digest every week (for free!) how about sending out this tweet? “I support innovation and entrepreneurship in the Sacramento Region! Please RT if you support it too! #swsac #sactech” Click to Tweet Your tweet can make a difference in the Global Hashtag Battle! Your Startup Weekend Sacramento team has been competing since November 12th in this battle to put Sacramento on the Startup map! We’re in the top 10 GLOBALLY and it would be great to finish in...

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Who Won Startup Weekend?

Happy Global Entrepreneurship Week! This past weekend, eight teams competed for first place at Startup Weekend in Elk Grove at the new coworking space, InnoGrove. First place went to Invima, an app that provides instant video messaging on missed calls. Second place went to Renit — a platform to rent items you aren’t using to people who need them (like sporting equipment). Third place went to Play to Gather — a mobile platform for board games. The winning teams will be pitching at Startup Expo on Tuesday night at Hacker Lab and at Startup Grind at The Urban Hive...

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