photo courtesy of Ramsey Mohsen,

Mark your calendar! Your last chance for startup Holiday fun is the Startup Expo’s Ugly Christmas Sweater Party at Hacker Lab on Monday, December 18 from 6:30-9:00 pm. Beg, borrow or steal the ugliest festive attire you can find and then show up with your favorite beverage in hand to share with a new friend! If you haven’t yet attended a Startup Expo, it’s a fun, informal affair for everyone in our startup community.

Still have gifts to buy? Check out UPcyclePOP Holiday Market! This 4-day extravaganza starts Thursday and features upcycled items by Sacramento artists that will blow your mind! Free to the public with free parking. Remake, play, shop, eat and get creative!

On a side note, Jeff and I are honored to announce that we were awarded the Outstanding Regional Contribution Award for 2017 from the Greater Sacramento Economic Council. It’s our passion and pleasure to serve the startup ecosystem in Sacramento and you are all a part of that! You can view a fancy picture of us and read our acceptance speech here.


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Wednesday morning will be the last 1 Million Cups meetup of the year! Join us for coffee from 9-10 am as we listen to the presentation from two female founders who are finishing up the Founder Institute accelerator program!

Wednesday evening, head to InnoGrove in Elk Grove for a free Founders Workshop on Social Media Marketing.

Thursday during the lunch hour, UC Davis Venture Catalyst Knowledge Exchange presents a workshop on developing and presenting your startup financials. Not only is this a free workshop, they will also feed you lunch!

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.