Happy 2018! The beginning of the year is a great time to reflect on your goals — set some new ones, adjust some old ones, maybe even toss some tired ones out the window. If this is the year you want to get serious about launching your startup, the SBDC has a free workshop for you on Friday during lunchtime — Using Lean Methodology to Develop Your Business Model. Start your business (and your new year) off right!

Free Money! The California Competes Tax Credit is an income tax credit available to businesses who want to come, stay, or grow in California. There is $100 million in credits available for the current application period. You don’t need to be paying taxes yet — credits can be carried forward for up to 6 years. For more information about the California Competes Tax Credit program including an application guide and FAQs, click here, or attend one of the workshops being offered this week in Elk Grove or Sacramento.


Plan Ahead

Meet the first cohort of FourthWave, Sacramento’s accelerator for women founders, at Startup Grind on Tuesday, Jan 9 at the new home of The Urban Hive at the Cannery! Bonus — use code “digest” to save $5 off admission!

After a Holiday Hiatus, 1 Million Cups is back on Wednesday morning, Jan 10 at Impact Venture Capital. Come find out what the buzz is all about for this weekly founders meetup!

Yolo County! No need to cross the causeway for some expert startup advice! The Woodland Technology Alliance is holding a free event Wednesday evening, Jan 10 on funding your tech startup. Check it out!

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.