Did you make it out to the Startup Summer Party last Tuesday? Nearly 200 other people did! It was a blast and lots of new connections were made. You don’t have to wait until next year’s summer party to connect with others in Sacramento’s startup ecosystem! There is plenty going on this week to reignite that “lovin’ feeling!”


This Week’s Best Bets

Be an early bird this week and head to 1 Million Cups Wednesday morning. If you haven’t yet attended this weekly gathering of startup founders, this is a great week to check it out! Coffee + two startup presentations every week!

Davis — feel the love this week as Startup Grind and Davis Roots partner to bring the Grind to your backyard (and it’s free)! Kevin Nagle is the guest on Thursday — find out more about the $100+ million VC fund he announced he’s launching at last month’s TechEdge!

Launching a startup? Roll up your sleeves in Hacker Lab’s Starting a Business 101 on Wednesday (Midtown). They’ll cover the Business Model Canvas– the startup’s guide to a creating a business plan.


Plan Ahead

Developers, Designers, Idea people! The Apps for Ag hackathon is less than 2 weeks away! This FREE competition includes $17K in prize money! Don’t worry if you don’t have an idea — they’ll match you up with a team! Happening at The Urban Hive July 28-30.

The nomination period for the 2017 Innovation Awards ends on July 31! Know an innovative company? Don’t delay!  Self-nominations are encouraged.

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.