Wow! 50 startup companies have presented at 1 Million Cups Sacramento since it launched in September! This is my favorite program for early stage startups–you need to check it out! 1MC Sac meets every Wednesday from 9-10 am. Each week, two companies present for 6 min each followed by 20 min of Q&A from the audience (mostly other startup founders). If you’re a startup, you should apply! Got questions about it? Send me an email!

Science Matters!

Two global events are coming to Sacramento this month! March for Science is happening around the world on April 22. This non-partisan march will take place in Sacramento as well to encourage our lawmakers to base policy on evidence and logic.  Find out more here.

The NASA Space Apps Challenge hackathon is happening April 29-30 at Hacker Lab. This international event will occur over 48 hours in cities around the world. Coders, scientists, designers, storytellers, makers, builders, technologists, and everyone enthusiastic about space come together to address challenges we face on Earth and in space! This free event is also open to youth. More info.

And now back to our regular programming…


This Week’s Best Best

Startup Grind’s guest this Tuesday evening is Manan Mehta with Unshackled Ventures, an early stage venture capital fund created to support foreign-born entrepreneurs. Now that’s diversifying your portfolio!

It’s a Three-fer! Following Wednesday morning’s 1 Million Cups at Impact Venture Capital, Meredith Finn, Director of Salesforce Ventures, will answer your questions virtually. And Impact is also offering Legal Office Hours from 11-2pm.  Sign up for a 30-min session with Mark Peterson of Diepenbrock by emailing


Plan Ahead

Next Tuesday, 4/18, GymHit cofounders and 500 Startups graduates, Gabe Gomez and Nick Trosko, are sharing what they’ve learned about presenting to investors at Innogrove’s free founders workshop, Perfecting Your Pitch.

Aging2.0 Global Startup Search is also on Tuesday, 4/18. Eight companies will be competing at KVIE. All have technologies that can improve the lives of older adults. Get your ticket!

Looking for a cofounder? On Tuesday 4/25, Hacker Lab and Founder Academy are hosting a free Co-Founder’s Speed Networking event. Don’t wait to check this out! It’s open to a limited number of participants so apply EARLY — like today!

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.