The longest day of 2017 is officially this Wednesday, June 21 although technically it occurs in our time zone at 9:24 PM on Tuesday, June 20. The solstice marks the first day of summer but doesn’t it seem kinda wonky that the days get shorter following it? I mean, hey–if you’re the start of summer, shouldn’t things be picking up instead of tapering off? Where am I going with all of this? While summer often means taking vacations and enjoying more outdoor activities, for the entrepreneur, that likely is not the case. No matter what season of the year, if you’re launching a startup you need to be grinding! Hopefully, with longer days, the “wee hours of the night” won’t seem quite so late. Or maybe your circadian rhythms will kick in and you’ll feel like working longer because the sun is still shining. And the silver lining of summer, even if you work your usual late hours, there might still be some daylight left when you throw in the towel for the evening! Do the seasons impact your productivity or work attitude?


This Week’s Best Bets

Save $20 when you use promo code “startupsac” when you register for Tuesday’s seminar, Leveraging Crowdfunding to Fuel Your Tech Startup! Manny Fernandez, cofounder and CEO of Dreamfunded, an equity crowdfunding platform is the special guest.

Is your idea not quite ready for crowdfunding? There’s something for you on Tuesday night too — Founder Institute’s free Startup Ideation Bootcamp.

Have you been jonesing for a Hackathon? We’ve got you covered! The Angelhack Global Hackathon is happening this weekend at The Urban Hive! Use code “Free4StartupSac” and get in for free! There’s a limited number of free tix so register EARLY!


Plan Ahead

Next Tuesday, Hacker Lab’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Jake Elia, takes a road trip to InnoGrove in Elk Grove where he’s giving a talk on Lean Startup and Design Thinking. This is a freebie so take advantage of it!

Impact Venture Capital is hosting another Legal Office Hours opportunity on Wednesday morning, June 28. Sign up for a free 30-minute consult with Chris Russell, partner at Stoel Rives LLP while there are still open slots!

Celebrate Entrepreneurship at Hacker Lab’s Startup Hustle Demo Night on Wednesday, June 28 at their Rocklin Location! See live pitches from 10 brand spanking new startups! It’s free and there will be food and libations!


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.