It’s time to tell it like it is — the tech industry is notoriously bad at cultivating a diverse team. A new study suggests tech founders are aware of the benefits that come with a more diverse workforce, but many still fail to foster diversity. It’s not enough to understand the benefits, founders need to TAKE ACTION in their own companies to push diversity forward. What are YOU doing to make a difference?

If you don’t have a good answer to that questions, the next two weeks feature several opportunities to advance gender diversity in our startup community. Men, this isn’t a signal for you to tune-out! True gender diversity means both WOMEN AND MEN participate! Two of these events are “co-ed” — I hope both sexes will show up and be counted!

Mon, Mar 27 — Deadline for female founders to apply for FourthWave  Catalyst Program

Wed, Mar 29StartupSac Happy Hour Female Founder Edition (co-ed)

Mon, April 3BizWomen Mentoring Monday

Wed, Apr 51 Million Cups Female Founder Focusapply to present (co-ed).


Congrats to Trifecta Inc. for winning Kings Capitalize last Wednesday during the Sacramento Kings Tech Night game! And speaking of diversity, this company was founded by a brother-sister team, Greg and Elizabeth Connolly. Trifecta is an organic meal delivery service based in West Sacramento. And a shout out to Text to Ticket and EicOsis for putting up a good fight!


Plan Ahead

It’s another “Twofer!” On Wednesday, April 5, 1 Million Cups is from 9:00-10:00 am and is followed by Small Business Development Center Office Hours from 10:30-12:30 am. Both at Impact Venture Capital.

Every startup needs to focus on sales traction. If you’re ready to get serious about creating revenue, plan to attend a half day workshop, Ramping Up Revenue, on Tuesday, April 4 at Valley Extends, Use code “digest” for $8 off.

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.