Have you been thinking about crowdfunding to raise capital? Either equity or rewards-based? There’s a seminar next Tuesday on June 20 that I HIGHLY recommend you attend. The quality of the presenters is excellent! If you’re looking to run a Kickstarter-type campaign, presenter Michael Zeligs will coach you on the finer points of pre-launch essentials, including making an engaging video. If you’re curious about equity crowdfunding, Dreamfunded CEO and cofounder Manny Fernandez will help you understand everything there is to know about this new funding tool. There are a limited number of early bird tickets for $55 and if you use code “digest” you’ll save another $10. More info here.


This Week’s Best Bets

Tonight at 6 pm, Tahoe Silicon Mountain presents B Corps: Using Business as a Force for Good™. Head to Truckee or save some bucks and watch the livestream on YouTube!

Tuesday, Startup Grind’s guest is Joshua Tillman, founder of DialSource. One of our region’s best events for hanging out with other founders, the evening starts out with appetizers and live music, followed by a fireside chat with Joshua. Get your tickets in advance and save! Save even more by entering “digest” in the promo code field!

Wednesday, it’s a “Twofer” at 1 Million Cups. Startups FactorFive (skincare using stem cell technology) and MusicRogue (choose your own hold music) present starting at 9 a.m. and then from 10:30-12:30, Impact is hosting SBDC Office Hours with Kyle Kaneshiro (he’s a cool dude!). Sign up for a free 30 minute consultation to discuss capital, resources, or just general startup advice.


Plan Ahead

The AngelHack Global Hackathon is happening the weekend of June 24. Use code “Free4StartupSac” and get your ticket for free! Got questions? Check out their free pre-hackathon meetup this Thursday at The Urban Hive.

Startup Grind is hosting it’s annual Startup Summer Party on July 11 at The Urban Hive (free admission!). If you are an early stage startup and want to have an exhibit table, contact Rich Foreman. Cost to exhibit is $25.


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.