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An Interview with Jesse Day, Cofounder of Text to Ticket

Text to Ticket aims to help make roads safer by reducing distracted driving. Through their app, their company will pay users to submit videos that catch texting and driving in the act. They were recently accepted into 500 Startups batch 20 and were also selected as one of the four finalists in the Kings Capitalize competition. I sat down with Jesse Day and Steve Nguyen during the Kings Capitalize event while the judges were deliberating and chatted about their startup.   http://startupsac.com/podcast-player/3999/an-interview-with-jesse-day-cofounder-of-text-to-ticket.mp3Download file | Play in new window | Duration: 13:02 | Size: 11.93M | Recorded on March 2,...

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Benjamin Dorsinvil, Founder & CEO of SellBig

  For Benjamin Dorsinvil, growing up in Haiti, one of the poorest countries in the world, being entrepreneurial was not just about starting a business, but a necessity of survival. In his community, “there was always a sense of survival and a spirit of entrepreneurship that kept everyone alive in the gruesome face of poverty.”  Benjamin launched his startup SellBig because he believes in the idea of creating a brighter future where anyone can start a business small, grow it and contribute to their community. SellBig is an online selling platform that focuses on solving the growth problems of small businesses and lets them sell...

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Venita Sivamani Founder of Dermveda

Venita Sivamani is the founder and CEO of Sacramento startup Dermveda. Dermveda’s mission is to improve health from the skinside out. As an online skin care education resource, Dermveda allows people to create a personalized skin health experience on their website, Dermveda.com. In this chat, Venita talks about the origins of Dermveda, her focus on gathering the right team and advisors, market validation for her idea as well as challenges and lessons-learned as a non-technical founder. Subscribe to the StartupSac podcast on iTunes   http://startupsac.com/podcast-player/3781/venita-sivamani-founder-of-dermveda.mp3Download file | Play in new window | Duration: 12:36 | Size: 17.3M | Recorded on...

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Sonny Mayugba Q&A at StartupSac Happy Hour

Sonny Mayugba, serial entrepreneur, former budding rock star, skateboard & snowboard thrasher and publisher, founder and co-owner of Red Rabbit, founder of Requested, alum of Launch accelerator, and now CMO of Waitr spent an hour and half answering all kinds of questions from Sacramento startup founders and entrepreneurs at the inaugural StartupSac Happy Hour at The Golden Bear in midtown Sacramento. Subscribe to the StartupSac podcast on iTunes Note: This audio recording contains some colorful adjectives sprinkled into Sonny’s stories.    http://startupsac.com/podcast-player/3695/sonny-mayugba-qa-at-startupsac-happy-hour.mp3Download file | Play in new window | Duration: 1:36:33 | Size: 132.6M | Recorded on January 31,...

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Arya Rashid of CleanTech Startup Tenkiv

Arya Rashid from Sacramento cleantech startup Tenkiv chats about Tenkiv’s mission to democratize sustainable water and energy access, their current crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter and the clean tech industry in Sacramento. Subscribe to the StartupSac podcast on iTunes http://startupsac.com/podcast-player/3611/arya-rashid-of-cleantech-startup-tenkiv.mp3Download file | Play in new window | Duration: 19:48 | Size:...

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Sheri Atwood, CEO of SupportPay, Keynote Address

Sheri Atwood, CEO and founder of SupportPay, shares the story of her entrepreneurial journey and the lessons she has learned along the way at opening night of Startup Weekend Sacramento. Subscribe to the StartupSac podcast on iTunes http://startupsac.com/podcast-player/3596/sheri-atwood-ceo-of-supportpay-keynote-address.mp3Download file | Play in new window | Duration: 32:23 | Size:...

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Gabriel Gutierrez of Nascent Games & IGDA

Gabriel Gutierrez is the founder of Nascent games and the head of the Sacramento chapter of IGDA, the International Game Developers Association. I sat down with Gabriel at CoinOp Game Room in downtown Sacramento to talk about Nascent Games and the game development community in Sacramento, all set to a soundtrack of rock music and games being played in the background. Subscribe to the StartupSac podcast on iTunes http://startupsac.com/podcast-player/3572/gabriel-gutierrez-of-nascent-games-igda.mp3Download file | Play in new window | Duration: 26:50 | Size: 36.86M | Recorded on January 19,...

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Mike Hart CEO of Sierra Energy & Founder of Area 52

In this episode of the StartupSac podcast I chat with Mike Hart, President and CEO of Sierra Energy and founder of Davis accelerator Area 52 about Area 52, Sierra Energy, the Sacramento region as a green and clean tech hub, as well as UC Davis’s Big Bang! program. Subscribe to the StartupSac podcast on iTunes http://startupsac.com/podcast-player/3507/mike-hart-ceo-of-sierra-energy-founder-of-area-52.mp3Download file | Play in new window | Duration: 32:58 | Size: 22.64M | Recorded on January 16,...

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Square One Clubs Founder Nathan Allshouse and the Sacramento Game Community

Nathan Allshouse, an avid computer game fan, started developing his first game after getting hooked up with the local chapter of IGDA. He got his game to a point where he needed some business help and that inspired the idea of  his startup Square One Clubs. Square One Clubs is a software and game developer business accelerator made up of game developers and organizers wishing to give back to the emerging game development community in Sacramento. Subscribe to the StartupSac podcast on iTunes http://startupsac.com/podcast-player/3488/square-one-clubs-founder-nathan-allshouse-and-the-sacramento-game-community.mp3Download file | Play in new window | Duration: 13:37 | Size: 18.7M | Recorded on January...

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Renter, Inc. Founder Vitaliy Merkulov, a Sacramento Startup Profile

Like many entrepreneurs, the inspiration for Vitaliy Merkulov’s startup came from a need to solve a problem he had experienced. Vitaliy, a landlord, went through a very costly process of evicting a tenant. That problem motivated him to start asking around for better ways to predict bad tenants and not finding a solution, he launched Renter, what he has dubbed “Carfax for landlords.”  Renterinc.com lets landlords search and review their tenants. It’s free and legal. It’s as easy as posting a review on Yelp. Vitaliy presented his startup at 1 Million Cups Sacramento on January 4 at HackerLab. Afterwards,...

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