One of the biggest news items in the Sacramento startup community in 2015 has been the shuttering of SARTA, whose mission was “to accelerate the growth and development of technology companies and the technology sector in the Sacramento region.” It did so through several programs such as AgStart, MedStart, CleanStart, and the yearly TechEdge event.
To the relief of many in the Sacramento tech and startup community, those programs will continue. The Sacramento Business Journal reported in October that AgStart is continuing in a new space in Woodland. They also reported yesterday that Sacramento-based Social Interest Solutions, is taking MedStart in-house with plans to continue its programs. Meanwhile CleanStart has shifted to Velocity Venture Capital’s Entrepreneurs’ Campus and this morning the Sacramento Business Journal announced that they would continue SARTA’s TechEdge, which celebrates the vibrant tech community that thrives here in the Sacramento region. The event will be held March 2 at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento with tickets available in mid-January.
This is all gratifying news to former SARTA employees as well as the Sacramento startup community as a whole. It’s all just more validation of the strong community of collaboration that we have here in Sacramento.
“Knowing that so many of SARTA’s programs and efforts are finding new homes and will be able to continue makes it a little more palatable to watch the winding down of the organization I so loved to lead.” – Meg Arnold, former SARTA CEO