I’m kicking it off this week with a big congratulatory slap-on-the-back to the four Kings Capitalize pitch competition finalists! Well done EicOsis, Text-To-Ticket, Turtle Haus and Trifecta! 16 companies gave it their all last Thursday–I was #SacramentoProud to discover so many innovative companies in our region! Check out Victor Patton’s article in the SBJ and Jeff Bennett’s article on StartupSac.com to learn more about the winners and what’s next for the competition.

Drum roll please! …..Female Entrepreneurs! FouthWave announced today that they are now accepting applications for their Catalyst program! Up to five female tech entrepreneurs will be selected for their 2017 cohort, funded in part by a City of Sacramento RAILS Grant. All the details are on their website. Deadline to apply is April 3.

Food and Ag Entrepreneurs! UC Davis World Food Center and Larta are accepting presentation applications for the Ag Innovation Showcase happening May 8-9 at UC Davis. Deadline to apply is April 1. Apply here.


This Week’s Best Bet

Innovating is exhilarating; legal p’s and q’s not so much. But if you want a solid foundation for your startup, you need to focus on more than just product and sales. This Tuesday morning, get a great overview of the Legal Essentials you need to be aware of in a half-day workshop at Impact VC. Use promo code “digest” for $8 off.


Plan Ahead

Meet Sacramento Legend Warren Smith next Tuesday, 3/14, at Startup Grind at The Urban Hive. Register early and save $5. Use promo code “digest” and save even more!

Questions about dividing equity between founders? Mike Moyer, author of “Slicing Pie” will be visiting InnoGrove on March 21 for a FREE workshop that will outline a simple method for dividing equity in an early stage company. Space is limited so sign up early!

Gamers and Game Developers! Play. Learn. Inspire! Sac Indie Arcade is just a month away! It’s fun for the whole family — get your $10 tickets now for this April 8th event in West Sacramento.

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.