Author: Laura Good

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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Startup Digest – What’s Up With Equity Crowdfunding?

Welcome to the Sacramento Startup Digest! There is SO MUCH going on this week! If you can’t find something that interests you, maybe you just aren’t that interested in startups and the tech scene? (ok. ok. that was a bit judgy). You’ll find me this Tuesday at Equity Crowdfunding: What’s New in Startup Finance. This free workshop is offered by the InnoGrove Foundation and the presenters are from Norman Roos LLP. They’ll bring you up-to-date on all the SEC rules and regulations so you can decide if equity crowdfunding is right for you. This weekend, Hacker Lab kicks off...

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Startup Digest – Happy Independence Day!

Welcome to the Sacramento Startup Digest! I hope you are enjoying the holiday and spending some time reflecting on the birth of our nation. I’m completely unplugged all week long in the beautiful Eldorado National Forest! No cell service, no wifi! In the spirit of the holiday, I’m keeping this week’s message short (and maybe a little sweet). The big news is the City of Sacramento RAILS grant program. There is $1.5 million up for grabs for for groups that drive acceleration, innovation & leadership for startups. Ash Roughani is leading a meeting on Wednesday at The Urban Hive...

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Sacramento Startup Digest – Lazy Days of Summer NOT!

Welcome to the Sacramento Startup Digest! Our Startup Ecosystem doesn’t slow down for the summer! In spite of next week being a holiday week, there’s tons of cool stuff happening. Into health technology? Consider attending the Aging2.0 Global Startup Search on Thursday evening (admission is only $5!). Eskaton is hosting our local event and I’m proud to report that one of the companies created at last month’s Startup Weekend Health Edition is competing! Way to go PT Track! Looking for funding? Attend the SBA Loan workshop on Tuesday or the SBIR/STTR Grant Workshop onThursday (3 part workshop). Looking to...

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