If you have kids, they likely started back at school last week or are headed that way this week. As a startup founder, it might be time for you to head back to school too! In Sacramento, there are several opportunities a week to get an education on all things startup! From workshops to accelerators, there is a lot to choose from!

Founder Institute, a global accelerator program, is kicking off its first Sacramento cohort this fall. You can find out more about it at an informational meeting Tuesday evening at Rancho Cordova City Hall. Those who apply by the early application deadline of August 20, are eligible for some special benefits including consideration for one of the Fellowship opportunities. Jeff Bennett and I are excited that StartupSac is offering one of those fellowships! You can find out more about our fellowship here.


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Did you know that 1 Million Cups, a Kauffman Foundation program, is focused on founder education? Drop in Wednesday morning from 9-10 for presentations from two startup companies. It’s a two-way learning experience — the audience learns from the founders and the founders learn from the audience! If you haven’t been yet, it’s time to check it out!

Want to learn about Artificial Intelligence? Hacker Lab is offering a 4-wk bootcampthat will use design thinking to create AI applications. You don’t need to be a coder to join this bootcamp! It starts Wednesday evening in Rocklin.

Interested in learning more about the intersection of technology, healthcare and our aging population? Plan to attend Aging 2.0’s no host mixer on Wednesday, at Hoppy Brewing.


Plan Ahead

Next Wednesday, 8/23, I’m teaching a free workshop, Creating Your Startup’s Digital Footprint, at InnoGrove in Elk Grove. Come check it out! I guarantee you’ll learn something new!

On August 29, the Greater Sacramento Economic Council is hosting a free community event in Roseville, How an Accelerator Can Transform Greater Sacramento’s Economy. If you want to be a part of what’s going on in our community to support innovation and entrepreneurship, you should go! They’ve invited expert Rick Rasmussen, from the University of California, Berkeley, to share his perspectives and discuss a variety of strategies for boosting our region’s economy via efficient startup accelerators.

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’d like to receive the digest in your inbox every Monday morning, sign up for free here. 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.  Note: We include a lot of tech events that aren’t necessarily startup-focused on the event calendar on the StartupSac website. Check it out here.