By Laura Good

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Sacramento Startup Digest: Celebrating Black Entrepreneurs

August is Black Business Month, a time to acknowledge and celebrate Black-owned businesses in our community. I got a headstart on the celebration last month when Florin Square, "Sacramento's Black Wall Street," held its annual Small Business Summit. I had the…


Sacramento Startup Digest: Coworking News

If you're feeling the desire to connect in person with other entrepreneurs, visiting or joining a coworking space might fill that need for you. If Folsom is your 'hood, Granite City Coworking is celebrating International Coworking Day tomorrow, Tuesday, Augus…


Sacramento Startup Digest: Testing Business Ideas

This Friday, before you check out for the weekend, join the Carlsen Center for a virtual lunch-time workshop on Testing Business Ideas, with the master of the art, David Bland (did you know he lives in our region?). Every founder, regardless of your stage of …


Sacramento Startup Digest: Startup World Cup Comes to Sac

We got some exciting news last week -- the Startup World Cup competition is coming to Sacramento! On August 30, ten startups from our region will compete to advance to the Semi-finals and Finals of the 2022 Startup World Cup, to be held in San Francisco in la…


Sacramento Startup Digest: News for Food Entrepreneurs

Are you looking to start a food business? Alchemist CDC is gearing up to hold another round of Alchemist Microenterprise Academy (AMA)! AMA is a 12-week business training course designed to cover the fundamentals of starting and growing a food business. The F…


Sacramento Startup Digest: Lean Innovator Launches Next Cohort

Are you an early-stage founder in need of refining who your customer is and what product you are building for them? Consider applying to participate in the upcoming cohort of The Lean Innovator, sponsored by the Carlsen Center for Innovation & Entrepreneu…


Sacramento Startup Digest: Let Freedom Ring!

Happy Independence Day! I hope you and yours are enjoying this quintessential summer holiday! It's a slow week for startup events but I've included a few "plan ahead" events for the upcoming weeks.If this week was going to be the week you finally had time to …


Sacramento Startup Digest: Free Help from Sac State

If you're the founder of a startup, small business or nonprofit, you may be able to get some free technical management assistance from students in the College of Business at Sac State. The Center for Small Business (CSB) offers free technical management assis…


Sacramento Startup Digest: Opportunities for Underrepresented Founders

I've rounded up a couple of opportunities for minority lead and underrepresentined businesses below. Let me know if you apply for either of these, especially if you are selected!Are you a visionary minority women with a business that betters our society? Cons…


Sacramento Startup Digest: Can I Clone Myself?

There is so much foundational stuff to choose from coming up! From funding to product discovery (SO KEY!) to startup revenue models to the value proposition canvasI and more And nearly all are offered on Wednesday! If only you could clone yourself so you coul…


Sacramento Startup Digest: Take Advantage of SF Bay Area

While Sacramento has a lot to offer entrepreneurs, let's not forget our close proximity to all the wonderful resources in the world's Startup Capital, the San Francisco Bay Area. If you aren't checking out what's happening there, you are missing out!There are…


Sacramento Startup Digest: To In-Person or Not To In-Person?

To attend in-person or not to attend in-person? That is the question! The world of hosting events and workshops has changed -- what an understatement! As an event organizer, I really don't understand what my audience wants right now. During the pandemic, peop…


Sacramento Startup Digest: UCD Big Bang!

May is going out with a BANG! The UC Davis Big Bang! Business Competition is our region's longest standing startup competition and provides a forum for innovators across California to collaborate, develop and test business ideas. Celebrating its 22nd year, th…


Sacramento Startup Digest: Opportunities Abound!

In the nearly 15 years I've been involved in supporting our region's startup community, there has never been more opportunity for early stage entrepreneurs to gain the skills they need to advance their businesses. The last couple of months I've shared opportu…


Sacramento Startup Digest: Davis Discovery Days + Lean Startup

This week UC Davis and select partners kick off the inaugural Davis Discovery Days. The week will offer a cluster of tailored initiatives to engage expert innovators, researchers, investors, producers and manufacturers from across the globe who are committed …


Sacramento Startup Digest: Capital Region Small Biz Week

It's National Small Business (and Startup) Week and the Capital region has pulled together a week chock full of events to celebrate and support entrepreneur! There's both in person and online opportunities - check out the listings below or visit the Capital R…


Sacramento Startup Digest: Women Entrepreneurs

Women Entrepreneurs! We've got some special opportunities to share with you! Hacker Lab announced last week that they are opening their next round of the MAKEHERS Accelerator! The Accelerator is an 8-week program designed to support low-income Sacramento wome…


Sacramento Startup Digest: MetroBusiness Center Launches

There's a new resource in town for entrepreneurs! Last week, the MetroBusiness Center launched. The center supports small and mid-size businesses in starting, growing, and succeeding. It offers guidance, direction, and resources through services including spe…


Sacramento Startup Digest: Find the Easter Egg!

I'm super stoked that the Lean Innovator Startup Cohort Program is back! It starts on June 2 but there's an opportunity this week for you to learn more about the program and why it just might be the best next step for you and your startup. Sign up here for th…


Sacramento Startup Digest: Learn Who Won Big!

Congratulations to the big winners of pitch season in Sacramento! EV Life, which helps consumers buy electric vehicles, won the $10,000 first place prize at Pitch Elk Grove last Thursday. And at Kings Capitalize on Sunday, EyeRate, which offers a customer com…