If you’re a startup founder, making time for a little peer-to-peer networking on a regular basis is essential. Thankfully, our ecosystem has a number of regular opportunities for you to get your fix! There are three such opportunities this week with 1 Million Cups Wed morning, StartupSac Happy Hour Wed night, and a new meetup, Founder Support Group, on Thurs night organized by Hacker Lab’s Entrepreneur in Residence Jake Elia. (My name is Laura and I’m a startup founder. Hi Laura!) Details of all three of these events are below. Additionally, StartupSac has a slack channel just for startup founders. If you’re interested in joining it, send me a note that includes the name of your startup and I’ll invite you.

Plan Ahead

Global Startup Weekend Women is less than TWO WEEKS away! This is a 54-hour new idea business plan competition happening in Downtown Sacramento Feb 9-11. The $99 entry fee includes an amazing weekend of activities, including meeting some of Sacramento’s most helpful mentors, as well as SEVEN delicious meals and OF COURSE an event t-shirt! Bonus: Use code “digest” for a whopping 35% off! And if you are a student, you’ll pay just $29! Register now and make the organizers happy!

If a Women’s edition isn’t your thing or if that weekend isn’t convenient, Startup Weekend heads to Rocklin Feb 23-25. Same great benefits, same great pricing! And promo code “digest” will get you 35% of general admission there too.

Startup Weekend is for BRAND NEW IDEAS that have zero traction. If you share your idea at Startup Weekend, you need to be willing to let other participants join your team and be part of the startup going forward.

There’s lots of great stuff going on in the tech startup community–check out the details in this week’s Startup Digest. If you’ve organized (or know about) an event we have not included, please submit it here for consideration. And for even more startup information, happenings and resources, visit the StartupSac Website.