Past Events

IGDA Rigging & Animation Principles 101 w/ Michelle Hill
Saturday, November 12, 11:00am-1:00pm 

If you’re an aspiring or veteran 3D rigger and/or animator looking to get a grasp the basics of Rigging & Animation, then look no further! We are beyond excited to have Michelle Hill, Technical Animator from 2K Games, share her wealth of knowledge with us all! Aspiring or veteran Rigger and/or Animators: sign up here. 

Growth Hacking Social Media to Validate Your Product, Find Customers, and Turn Leads Into Sales
Wed, November 9, 6:15-8:00 pm

In this workshop, presenter Declan Dunn will show you how to leverage social media while growing your business. Through case studies, we’ll explore how three businesses grew customers and revenue by creating “Active Cohorts” – where your customers gather to take activity that leads to repeat revenue. This will be an interactive workshop–Declan will help you identify, and amplify, Active Cohorts for your startup.  This is a FREE event, but please register here.

Thursday, October 27th, 6:00-8:00pm

Arduino Sketches: Coding Fundamentals

Arduino hack: light sensor programmed to indicate light level usng 3 LEDs

It’s back!  Learn the basics for C programming with InnoGrove member, Brian Barrera. For more info and registration, click here.

 

Wednesday, Octobery 12th, 6:15-

VetsDevelop Program-

October 11th, 13th, 25th, 27th 3-7pm

VetsDevelop

Veterans — Are you interested in gaining a marketable skill that will expand your job market opportunities? VetsDevelop can help! This program will help you quickly acquire new skills in computer programming and coding alongside your fellow veterans. If you are a veteran or a military family member, you are eligible to attend our VetsDevelop classes where you will learn a new computer language. This free service is led by Keith Ward of the InnoGrove Foundation.

 

 Tuesday, October 25th, 6:30-8:00pm

Women in Tech-Take Your Tech Career to the Next Level

featuring guest presenter, Evelyn Milani

Whether you are currently looking for a new position or happily employed, if you want to advance you must be purposeful throughout your career–not just when you are looking for a new job. To maximize career advancement opportunities, we recommend you map out a plan and start taking action now.  Register for this FREE event here

 

Wednesday, Octobery 12th, 6:15-8:00pm

SEO Fundamentals for Startups

featuring guest presenter, Robert Nicholson

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Search Engine Optimization has become critical for all types of businesses including Startups. Optimizing the web pages and blogs you create for better rankings on search engines will generate more targeted web traffic for your site.  This lecture will cover the fundamental principles of SEO, along with practical direct actions you can take to improve your position in search results.  Register here.

 

VetsDevelop Program-

September 13th, 15th, 27th, 29th 3-7pm

VetsDevelop

Veterans — Are you interested in gaining a marketable skill that will expand your job market opportunities? VetsDevelop can help! This program will help you quickly acquire new skills in computer programming and coding alongside your fellow veterans. If you are a veteran or a military family member, you are eligible to attend our VetsDevelop classes where you will learn a new computer language. This free service is led by Keith Ward of the InnoGrove Foundation.

 

Wednesday, September 14, 6:30pm-8:00pm

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Women in Tech: Design Thinking

You’d be hard-pressed to find an industry that is riper for change than the field of STEM. And in this immensely complex environment, new perspectives, ideas and tools are vital in helping usher in that much needed change. Our design-thinking Sensei, Christine Folck, will lead us through a hands-on workshop to explore the possibilities of using human-centered design in concert with LEAN principles to develop innovative solutions and to help transform processes, teams, departments and communities. We’ll will learn the basics of design thinking, learn how it’s used both inside and outside of the STEM fields, and have an opportunity to try the process ourselves.   As always, men are welcome too!   Please register HERE.

 

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Thursday, September 15, 11:00am-2:00pm

InnoGrove’s Official Elk Grove Chamber of Commerce Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

 “All are welcome to celebrate this memorable day with us!”

 

Thursday, September 15, 6-8pm

Arduino hack: light sensor programmed to indicate light level usng 3 LEDs

Arduino Sketches: Coding Fundamentals Class

InnoGrove member, Brian Barrea is back for round two! This class is FREE for InnoGrove members and only $20 + materials for non members.  REGISTER HERE. 

Have you ever wanted to learn Arduino programming or started playing with Arduino and wanted to learn more about writing sketches(Arduino programs)?  This class will focus on the basics of programming in C, the primary language used in Arduino sketches.

This is a great way to get started with Arduino and if your’e already an Arduino enthusiast it will help develop better programmer skills.  You will write Arduino sketches (C/C++ code) to progressively increase your skills.

 

Equity CrowfundingTuesday, September 20th 6:15 pm- 8:00 pm

Non-Equity Funding for Startups

There is more than one way to fund to your startup. While many first time entrepreneurs consider venture capital to be the golden egg, there are many reasons to choose other methods to fund your company. In this course, we will look at the variety of alternatives available to cover your cash outflows including bootstrapping, SBA loans, and bank financing.  Sign up HERE!

 

Saturday, September 24th 11am to 6pm

International Game Developer Association-Sacramento:Progressive Game Jam 3.3

A game jam is a gathering of game developers for the purpose of planning, designing, and creating one or more games with in a short span of time, usually ranging between 24 and 72 hours. Game developers are generally made up of programmers, game designers, artists, and others in game development-related fields. The difference between a typical game jam and the progressive game jam is that teams will have 9 months to develop their game!

Taking it from the TOP! This is your opportunity to hone your skills and be a part of a dedicated team to make your game come true!

Join the fun HERE!

Thursday, August 25th 3:30-5:00 pm

Professor Pi Presents: JavaScript and Electronics for kids! (Second Session)

Join us for a fun introduction to JavaScript and Electronics for kids using a new format at InnoGrove.  Bring your laptop for this one hour or more informal session.  We will get you setup and ready to program. REGISTER HERE.

 

VetsDevelop Program-

August 9th, 11th, 23th, 25th 3-7pm

Veterans — Are you interested in gaining a marketable skill that will expand your job market opportunities? VetsDevelop can help! This program will help you quickly acquire new skills in computer programming and coding alongside your fellow veterans. If you are a veteran or a military family member, you are eligible to attend our VetsDevelop classes where you will learn a new computer language. This free service is led by Keith Ward of the InnoGrove Foundation.  Sign up HERE today!

 

Tuesday, August 16, 6:15-8:00pm

Startup Selling: Find Prospects, Acquire Paying Customers & Build Your Sale with Scott Sambucci

Startup selling is it’s own strategy. It’s own approach. It’s own methodology. That’s why it’s called “Startup Selling.” To attract your first customers and revenue, you need a sales process that works. For startups.  Register here for this free event!

We’ll cover:

  • Discovering the the right market & customers
  • Converting sales conversations to cash
  • Building a repeatable, scalable sales framework

 

Tuesday, August 9th 3:30-5:00 pm

Professor Pi Presents: JavaScript and Electronics for kids!

Join us for a fun introduction to JavaScript and Electronics for kids using a new format at InnoGrove.  Bring your laptop for this one hour or more informal session.  We will get you setup and ready to program.  REGISTER HERE.  

Tuesday, August 9th 6-8pm

Aurduino Sketches: Coding Fundamentals Class

Have you ever wanted to learn Arduino programming or started playing with Arduino and want to learn more about writing sketches(Arduino programs)? This class will focus on the basics of programming in C, the primary language used in Arduino sketches.

This class is a great way to get started with Arduino and for Arduino enthusiasts that want to develop better programmer skills. In this class you will write Arduino sketches (C/C++ code) to progressively increase your skills. 

This class is offered for a small fee of $20+materials  and FREE for InnoGrove members! REGISTER HERE, TODAY!

Instructor Bio:

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Brian Barrera is an electrical engineer that loves working with hardware and software. An old-school assembly and C programmer, he works in the open-source software industry and outside of work enjoys cycling, skiing and traveling with his family.

Saturday, July 30th 11am to 6pm

International Game Developer Association-Sacramento:Progressive Game Jam 3.1

A game jam is a gathering of game developers for the purpose of planning, designing, and creating one or more games with in a short span of time, usually ranging between 24 and 72 hours. Game developers are generally made up of programmers, game designers, artists, and others in game development-related fields. The difference between a typical game jam and the progressive game jam is that teams will have 9 months to develop their game!

Taking it from the TOP! This is your opportunity to hone your skills and be a part of a dedicated team to make your game come true!

Join the fun HERE

Tuesday, July 19th 6:15-8:00pm

Equity Crowdfunding: What’s New in Startup Finance

Raising money for a startup is a complex, challenging process with many frustrations. However, due to some of the most significant changes to securities laws in nearly a century, startups and small business can now access the securities market directly through equity crowdfunding. Come learn how you can take advantage of this new form of financing.

You’ll Learn:

  • The basic requirements for equity crowdfunding.
  • The rules that you need to follow
  • The advantages and potential pitfalls of equity crowdfunding


About the Instructors

Jan Roos, Founding Partner, Norman Roos LLP
Jan is a business attorney and entrepreneur, having launched several companies in the legal, tech, and investment space. He is a partner at The Urban Hive coworking space in midtown Sacramento and I/O Labs, Sacramento’s upcoming hub for innovation and entrepreneurship. At Norman Roos LLP, Jan counsels startups and founders at all stages of growth, and provides hundreds of hours of discounted or pro-bono legal services each year.

Ryan Norman, Founding Partner, Norman Roos LLP
Ryan is a business and startup attorney based in Sacramento. Ryan’s practice focuses on corporate, transactional, and technology work for companies at all stages, from inception to exit. In addition to his legal practice, Ryan is a founder and partner in ventures ranging from software development and technology investment to coworking and real estate development.

Chip Becker, Law Intern, Norman Roos LLP
Chip is a law student at UC Davis and a summer intern with NormanRoos LLP. He earned his BA from USC last May with a degree in Philosophy, Politics & Law and a minor in East Asian Languages & Culture. Twice he has traveled to China to study abroad. Although a relative new comer to the tech startup world, Chip is eager to learn more about this dynamic and engaging sector. He lives in Davis with his fiancée, Olivia, and their dog, Dolly.  There is no cost to attend this workshop but please register HERE

Monday-Friday July 18-22nd 9am-330pm

PodPi Kids Summer Camp – Arduino and JavaScript

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Sponsored by SMUD and InnoGrove Foundation with $100 off regular camp price $415.

Through a fun comic book series, kids ages 8+ will embark on a journey to the Island of PodPi where they will be introduced to coding in JavaScript and the basics of electronics.  Using an engaging comic book format the Pods will take your children on a full week adventure in learning from resistors and LEDs to servo motors and sensors with hands-on experience using real electronic components.  You kids will go home with the complete PodPi kit and a custom made night light that they will program  (a $130 value).

Price per child: $315 (kit and lamp included).

Register HERE!

Saturday, July 16th and Sunday, July 17th 10am to 5pm

International Game Developer Association-Sacramento: GamEmerge (2 Day Game Jam Event)

IGDA Sacramento is excited to partner with Women Who Code – Sacramento chapter for this two day game jam event! Our goal is to encourage more women to explore the world of game development. A game jam is a gathering of game developers for the purpose of planning, designing, and creating one or more games within a short span of time, usually ranging between 24 and 72 hours.

*As always, this event is open to men and women.

Are you an artist, coder, game designer, musician, or an idea person? We encourage you to join!

Event Details

Saturday:

• 9:00 – 10:00 am — Network & grab snacks

• 10:00 – 10:30 am — Welcome and Introducing talk

• 11:00 – Noon — Pitches + Team formation

• Noon – 1:00pm — Lunch Break

• 1:00 – 4:30 pm — Time for teams to work + Mentors will be stopping by

• 4:30 – 5:30pm — snacks & network

• 5:30 – 9:30pm — Time for teams to work
Sunday :

• 9:00am – 10:00 am — Welcome back and another talk

• 10:00 – Noon — Time for Teams to work + Mentors can drop by (if possible)

• Noon – 1:00pm — Lunch Break

• 1:00 – 3:00pm — Time for teams to get ready for pitch

• 3:00pm – 5:00pm — pitch and results

Sign up HERE

Wednesday, July 13th, 630-8pm

Women in Tech Workshop: Why Every STEM Professional Needs a Mentor (and How to Find One)

Has a mentor helped you along in your career? Many women in STEM careers credit their success to the timely guidnace of a trusted mentor. Join us this month for a lively panel discussion and find out how a mentor can help acclerate your career! This Women in Tech event, as always, is open to both women and men!

Moderartor

Venita Sivamani, Million Women Mentors California
Venita is the cofounder of Dermveda – an online skin health education platform. In addition, Venita has teamed up with the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls and UC Davis to help launch Million Women Mentors California, a statewide effort to increase mentorship for women and girls pursuing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) careers.

Panelists

Judith “Judy” Kjelstrom, PhD, Director, UC Davis Biotechnology Program
Dr. Judy has the expertise, leadership, training, and motivation necessary to successfully direct the UC Davis Biotechnology Program, a special research program in the Office of Research as well as the Advanced Degree Program for Corporate Employees (ADP), a special program to enable working professionals earn a PhD in science at UC Davis. Dr. Judy (a name that her students have given her) is a tireless advocate of STEM education and entrepreneurship.

Nandini Parimi, Software Engineer, The SHOP at VSP Global
Nandini holds a bachelor’s of Electrical Engineering at CBIT, India and Master’s of Electrical Engineering at University of Missouri, Kansas City. In 2008, She started her career as a software engineer at Accenture, India and after her master’s degree in 2011,she worked as a software engineer at Cerner Corporation, Kansas City. She has also held Lead software engineer position at UC Berkeley and UC Davis where she mentored and led software engineering teams personally and professionally on various levels. She recently joined VSP’s innovation lab, The Shop.

Ashma Sethi, Senior Graphics Hardware Design Engineer, Intel
Ashma was born and brought up in Mumbai, India. She joined Intel in 2007 after earning her MS in Electrical Engineering from Syracuse University in New York. Ashma is vice president of the Sierra Foothills chapter of the Society of Women Engineers and along with her sister Shruti, cofounded the Sacramento chapter of Women Who Code.

This is a free event, please register HERE

VetsDevelop Program-

July 14th, 16th, 26th, 28th 3-7pm

Veterans — Are you interested in gaining a marketable skill that will expand your job market opportunities? VetsDevelop can help! This program will help you quickly acquire new skills in computer programming and coding alongside your fellow veterans. If you are a veteran or a military family member, you are eligible to attend our VetsDevelop classes where you will learn a new computer language. This free service is led by Keith Ward of the InnoGrove Foundation.  Sign up HERE today!

Tue, June 21, 6:15-8:00 pm

Creating Your Startup’s Digital Footprint 

with Laura Good, PR Consultant

InnoGrove’s very own Laura Good, Director of Community Outreach will host this amazing workshop and share some of her extensive knowledge with you.   Your Startup’s Digital Footprint starts the day you first post anything about it on the internet. This footprint serves as the foundation for your all your future public relations and investor outreach. Learn the best practices for creating an online presence, not only for your startup, but also for you and your co-founders. There is no cost to attend.

June  14, 16, 28, 30

3:00-7:00 PM

VetsDevelop Classes — Veterans learning to Code is back!!!

Veterans — Are you interested in gaining a marketable skill that will expand your job market opportunities? VetsDevelop can help! This program will help you quickly acquire new skills in computer programming and coding alongside your fellow veterans. If you are a veteran or a military family member, you are eligible to attend our VetsDevelop classes where you will learn a new computer language. This free service is led by Keith Ward of the InnoGrove Foundation.

Game Jam Extravaganza!
Saturday, June 11, 2016 11am-6pm

IGDA Sacramento is bringing its Game Jam to Elk Grove ! Game Jam is a gathering of game developers to plan, design, and create games in half a day. Game developers may consist of programmers, game designers, artists, and others in game development-related fields.  We are looking forward to a fun day, won’t you join us?!

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 6:30-8:00PM

[S]He Said What? Gender Differences in Communication

This workshop introduces participants to common gender differences in linguistic style and non-verbal communication. Participants develop an understanding of their own linguistic preferences and learn how their style may lead to misinterpretations by those of the opposite gender. Video cases and exercises help participants to see how gender differences in linguistic style may have real effects in business situations.

This Women in Tech event, as always, is open to both women and men!

Presenter:

Kimberly D. Elsbach
Professor of Management and Associate Dean for Instruction
Stephen G. Newberry Endowed Chair in Leadership
Graduate School of Management
University of California, Davis

Kimberly D. Elsbach

Kimberly D. Elsbach is Professor of Management, Stephen G. Newberry Chair in Leadership, and Associate Dean for Instruction at the Graduate School of Management, University of California, Davis.  She is also an International Research Fellow at the Center for Corporate Reputation, Oxford University, and the co-founder and organizer of the Davis Conference on Qualitative Research. Kim’s research focuses on perception – specifically how people perceive each other and their organizations.  She has studied these perceptual processes in variety of contexts ranging from the California cattle industry, and the National Rifle Association, to Hollywood screenwriters. She is currently studying how crying at work affects perceptions of professional women and why fans identify with NASCAR.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

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Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights and More — A Startup’s Guide to IP

How do you protect the great ideas that launched your tech startup? In this introduction to intellectual property, we’ll cover the various paths and strategies for protecting your IP including patents, copyrights and trade secrets.

Topics to be Covered:

• Intellectual Property Protection Options

• Filing a Patent Application

• Trademarks & Copyrights

Brad Heisler
About the Instructor

Brad Heisler, Patent Attorney, Heisler and Associates
Brad received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Davis, School of Law in 1991. Brad has filed and prosecuted hundreds of patent applications into patents both in the U.S. and overseas. He has also registered hundreds of trademarks. In addition, Mr. Heisler has been involved in patent, trademark and copyright litigation, has assisted clients in licensing and selling their inventions to industry and has procured intellectual property rights in foreign countries. Mr. Heisler has also served as an expert witness in intellectual property litigation. Mr. Heisler established Heisler & Associates in Roseville, California in 1994. Previous to this, he spent five years as an associate attorney with the Law Offices of Bloom & Kreten in Sacramento, California.

Mr. Heisler received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree with honors from Walla Walla College in 1988. Mr. Heisler’s studies covered a broad range of disciplines including machine design, engineering materials, thermodynamics, circuit analysis, computer programming, control systems and instrumentation. Mr. Heisler has practical experience in computer programming, having assisted in developing a computer system for a proton beam radiation therapy system at Loma Linda University Medical Center.

Wednesday, April 6th 6:16-8:00PM

Women in Tech: Careers in User Experience and User Interface (UX/UI)

Sunday, April 10th 12:00-4:00PM

For Kids 8-15: Jumpstart Elk Grove Arduino/PodPi (coding and electronics for kids)

Tuesday, April 19th 6:15-8:00PM

Mobile Apps-From Idea to Execution

Mobile App Guru, Rich Foreman, will discuss the ground work and what you need to consider before you launch your app.

At this informative lecture you will learn:

• Ground work

• Monetization models

• Mobile app development process

• Selecting a developer

• App development alternatives

• Mobile ad models

REGISTER HERE: HTTP://WWW.MEETUP.COM/INNOGROVE/EVENTS/229715405/

Wednesday, April 27th 2:00-6:00PM

InnoGrove Monthly Jelly- Network, Share, and Create with free Co working!

Women in Tech: Career Perspectives Panel

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

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    Join us for our new speaker series, Women in Tech. This is your opportunity to meet other women in technology careers as well as those pursuing technology careers. In addition to mingling, sipping wine and making new friends, this month we will hear career perspectives from a panel of women engineers about their experiences as technology professionals.

Moderator

Evelyn Milani
President and CEO, Avanti Recruitment Solutions

Panelists

Lixa Anderson
Manager, Application Systems, SAFE Credit Union

Emma Fletcher
Software Engineer, Intel Corporation
Cofounder, Rocket Department

Carey McClean
Innovation Software Engineer, The Shop at VSP Global

February 23rd (Tuesday), 3:00-7:00 PM

VetsDevelop Classes — Veterans learning to Code

Veterans — Are you interested in gaining a marketable skill that will expand your job market opportunities? VetsDevelop can help! This program will help you quickly acquire new skills in computer programming and coding alongside your fellow veterans. If you are a veteran or a military family member, you are eligible to attend our VetsDevelop classes where you will learn a new computer language. This free service is offered by the InnoGrove Foundation in Elk Grove and will run every second and fourth week of the month on Tuesdays and Thursdays through March.

February 24th, (Wednesday), 2:00-6:00 PM

Monthly Jelly

Come spend some time working with others for a free afternoon at InnoGrove. InnoGrove’s Jelly takes place every fourth Wednesday of the month. Come network!!! For more info: http://www.meetup.com/InnoGrove/events/227996945/

February 16th (Tuesday), 6:00-8:30 PM

Introduction to Lean Startup Principles

What’s all the buzz about Lean Startup? If you’re considering launching a startup or if you’ve already made that leap, you will benefit from attending this workshop on Lean Startup principles. The Lean Startup method, developed by Eric Ries, “teaches you how to drive a startup — how to steer, when to turn, and when to persevere — and grow a business with maximum acceleration.” We’ll discuss the Five Principles with a focus on Validated Learning and Build – Measure – Learn. Presenter Brian Ostrovsky, founder and CEO of Locable, will include examples of the principles at work from his own experience growing startup companies.

February 9th (Tuesday), 3:00-7:00 PM

VetsDevelop Classes — Veterans learning to Code

Veterans — Are you interested in gaining a marketable skill that will expand your job market opportunities? VetsDevelop can help! This program will help you quickly acquire new skills in computer programming and coding alongside your fellow veterans. If you are a veteran or a military family member, you are eligible to attend our VetsDevelop classes where you will learn a new computer language. This free service is offered by the InnoGrove Foundation in Elk Grove and will run every second and fourth week of the month on Tuesdays and Thursdays through March.

February 3rd (Wednesday), 6:00-7:30 PM

Women in Tech – Building the Future for Women in STEM.

Join us for our new speaker series, Women in Tech. This is your opportunity to meet other women in technology careers as well as those pursuing technology careers. In addition to mingling and making new friends, our guest speaker Venita Sivimani, one of the lead organizers for Million Women Mentors California, will speak about the current state of women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) careers and how we can impact the future success of women in STEM fields.

January 27th, (Wednesday), 2:00-6:00 PM

Monthly Jelly

Come spend some time working with others for a free afternoon at InnoGrove. For more info: http://www.meetup.com/InnoGrove/events/227996945/

January 19th, (Wednesday), 6:15-8:00 PM

Legal Advice for Startups Workshop

For more information, please go to the Meetup page: http://www.meetup.com/InnoGrove/events/227840945/

December 9 @ 6pm

Elk Grove Tech Connect & Pizza @ InnoGrove

Join us to talk about our lives and work as technologists! No cost, and you’ll get a chance to see Elk Grove’s new coworking space,InnoGrove (which our group helped advocate for). Steve Barnett is providing pizza as well. No particular agenda, just networking and swapping stories. No pressure, just good people and a pleasant evening. See you then.

 

December 7 @ 5pm

InnoGrove Holiday

Open House Celebration

Join us as we welcome in the Holiday Season! Drop in between 5:00 and 7:30 pm to mingle with Elk Grove’s innovative community! We’ll have appetizers and beverages to help you be merry! No charge to attend but RSVP so we’ll know how many to prepare for.

 

November 18

11am-2pm

InnoGrove Lunchtime Open House

Join us as we celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week with a lunchtime Open House! Check out our newly opened coworking facility and meet other innovators! We’ll provide pizza and refreshments. #Nom #Nom!

 

November 13, 2015 @ 6pm

Startup Weekend Sacramento: Elk Grove Edition

This is a paid event — please register on Eventbrite here. Save 35% with promo code “grove.”

Startup Weekend Sacramento is back

Join us for the fifth Startup Sacramento event at Elk Grove’s newest coworking space, InnoGrove! Bring all of your ideas, big or small, because this is your chance to:

· Create a business plan and see your idea come to life.

· Network with like-minded creative and passionate people.

· Learn valuable skills from one on one mentorship with professionals in the region.

· Have a chance to compete in Global Startup Battle, against startups all over the world.

What’s special about this event?

This event coincides with Global Startup Battle, the largest startup battle in the universe (it’s true!). This means that participants at Startup Weekend Sacramento: Elk Grove Edition will have a chance to present their startup ideas to the whole world.

An initiative created by Startup Weekend, Global Startup Battle aims to generate a stronger global community of entrepreneurs through the largest startup competition in the world. During the weekend prior to and following Global Entrepreneurship Week, hundreds of Startup Weekend and other Techstars Community Programs programs are hosted around the world and winning teams from each event move forward to compete with one another via a global video competition. Global Startup Battle enriches the global entrepreneurial community by creating a sense of inclusion between startup teams around the world.

What is Startup Weekend?

Startup Weekend is a worldwide movement of ambitious entrepreneurial minds who are looking to practice and learn the basics of founding and launching a startup venture successfully. It is a unique opportunity to get your startup off the ground, risk free.

Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs of various skill sets who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 1,800 past events in 120 countries around the world… just in 2014!

How does it work?

All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model:

· Pitch your startup idea and receive feedback from your peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote)

· Then, it’s a 54-hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation.

· The last part of the weekend is the most intense, teams present their ideas to a panel of judges and after a palm sweating Q & A, the judges pick the top 3 startups (did we mention, the winners get prizes to help launch their startup?).

Meet a co-founder, receive invaluable one on one mentorship, or learn a skill outside your usual 9-to-5. This is a once in a lifetime chance to meet and interact with many successful entrepreneurs some of whom may turn out to be your promoters.

Get your ticket for Startup Weekend Sacramento: Elk Grove Edition today!

 

November 11 -6pm

Elk Grove Tech Connect at InnoGrove

Join us to talk about our lives and work as technologists! No cost, and you’ll get a chance to see Elk Grove’s new coworking space, InnoGrove (which our group helped advocate for). No particular agenda, just networking and swapping stories. No pressure, just good people and a pleasant evening. See you then.

 

 

November 9 · 6:00 PM

Pitch Practice for Startup Weekend

Come get feedback from peers and coaches on your 60 second pitch!

Here’s your chance to practice your 60 second pitch and get feedback from peers and coaches before Startup Weekend begins! It’s a safe place to try your idea out. Not sure if you are ready to commit to Startup Weekend? Come on out anyway — the people you meet and the practice experience will help you decide if Startup Weekend is right for you.

Help us out with planning and register (free) on Eventbrite.

 

October 14 · 6:00 PM

InnoGrove Clean Up and Pizza Party!

It’s really happening! Come see our new space and help us put on the final clean up touches before we start moving furniture in. The space is pretty clean but we want to give it that white glove touch. Come check out the space and lend a hand! And did we mention PIZZA?! We’ll have pizza and refreshments for our clean up crew! Just RSVP so we’ll know how much pizza we need.

 

September 2 · 4:30 PM

InnoGrove Launch Informational

Peet’s Coffee & Tea

We have our location and a launch date ready to go. We are finalizing a few final pieces but will have much more information at this get-together!

Finalizing InnoGrove’s Business Plan

April 3 · 3:30 PM @ Grace Coffee Roasters