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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, August 8

Dale Carlsen (Sleep Train / Ticket to Dream Foundation)

Fireside Chat

Dale Carlsen, CSU Sacramento graduate, founded The Sleep Train, Inc., in 1985 and grew the company to over 300 stores in 6 states with over 1600 employees. In 2014, Sleep Train merged with Mattress Firm, to become the first national specialty bedding retailer with over 3,500 stores across the country.

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Tuesday, September 12

John Stone (Fantag / PowerSchool)

Fireside Chat

John Stone is the Chief Operating Officer for Fantag, a Sacramento-based tech company. Fantag’s mobile video platform enables fans at any live event to access moments that matter to them. John also founded PowerSchool in 1999 which was later acquired by Apple.

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Tuesday, October 10

Will Bunker (GrowthX / Match.com)

Fireside Chat

Will Bunker co-founded the dating site that became Match.com in 1995 in Dallas, TX. He has invested in over 160 companies all around the country. Currently, Will is a founder of GrowthX VC , his focus is helping companies accelerate their growth after the seed round to get their series A or break even.

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Past Events

KEVIN NAGLE SPEAKING AT DAVIS ROOTS  (ENVISION RX / SACRAMENTO REPUBLIC / SACRAMENTO KINGS)

KEVIN NAGLE SPEAKING AT DAVIS ROOTS (ENVISION RX / SACRAMENTO REPUBLIC / SACRAMENTO KINGS)

Startup Summer Party

Startup Summer Party

Joshua Tillman (DialSource)

Joshua Tillman (DialSource)

Carla Holtze (Parrable)

Carla Holtze (Parrable)

Lokesh Sikaria speaking at Davis Roots (Moneta Ventures)

Lokesh Sikaria speaking at Davis Roots (Moneta Ventures)

Manan Mehta (Unshackled Ventures)

Manan Mehta (Unshackled Ventures)

Warren Smith (Sacramento Republic FC)

Warren Smith (Sacramento Republic FC)

2017 GLOBAL CONFERENCE LIVESTREAM (STARTUP GRIND)

2017 GLOBAL CONFERENCE LIVESTREAM (STARTUP GRIND)

Sheri Atwood (SupportPay)

Sheri Atwood (SupportPay)

Tyler Schilling speaking at Davis Roots (Schilling Robotics)

Tyler Schilling speaking at Davis Roots (Schilling Robotics)

Dr. Chris Yu (Anpac Bio)

Dr. Chris Yu (Anpac Bio)

Howard Love (LoveToKnow / Flexjobs / Angel Investor)

Howard Love (LoveToKnow / Flexjobs / Angel Investor)

STARTUP HOLIDAY PARTY (Startup Grind)

STARTUP HOLIDAY PARTY (Startup Grind)

Andy Beal (CBS MaxPreps)

Andy Beal (CBS MaxPreps)

Qasar Younis (Y Combinator)

Qasar Younis (Y Combinator)

Mark Haney (Haney Business Ventures)

Mark Haney (Haney Business Ventures)

Margaret MacKenzie (Astia)

Margaret MacKenzie (Astia)

Dave McClure (500 Startups)

Dave McClure (500 Startups)

Summer Party (Startup Grind)

Summer Party (Startup Grind)

Darren McAdams (FoodJets)

Darren McAdams (FoodJets)

2016 Europe LiveStream (Startup Grind)

2016 Europe LiveStream (Startup Grind)

Kevin Nagle (Envision RX / Sacramento Kings)

Kevin Nagle (Envision RX / Sacramento Kings)

Female Founders (500 Startups)

Female Founders (500 Startups)

Randy Hucks (Flippbox / Silicon Bay Partners)

Randy Hucks (Flippbox / Silicon Bay Partners)

Eric Yuan (Zoom Video Communications)

Eric Yuan (Zoom Video Communications)

Bill Reichert (GARAGE TECHNOLOGY VENTURES)

Bill Reichert (GARAGE TECHNOLOGY VENTURES)

2016 Global Conference LiveStream (Startup Grind)

2016 Global Conference LiveStream (Startup Grind)

Mark Otero (Klicknation / Electronic Arts)

Mark Otero (Klicknation / Electronic Arts)

Mike Hart (Sierra Energy)

Mike Hart (Sierra Energy)

Startup Grind Holiday Party (Sacramento)

Startup Grind Holiday Party (Sacramento)

Bob Whitson (iSnap / Sierra Logic)

Bob Whitson (iSnap / Sierra Logic)

Janine Yancey (Emtrain)

Janine Yancey (Emtrain)

Mark Randall (Adobe)

Mark Randall (Adobe)

Aaron Klein (Riskalyze)

Aaron Klein (Riskalyze)

Summer Party (Sac Tech Community)

Summer Party (Sac Tech Community)

Chris Johnson (The Johnson Group / Rapid Ramen)

Chris Johnson (The Johnson Group / Rapid Ramen)

Ari Horie (Women's Startup Lab)

Ari Horie (Women's Startup Lab)

Jeff Burton (Electronic Arts / Woodside Creek)

Jeff Burton (Electronic Arts / Woodside Creek)

Vivek Ranadivé (Sacramento Kings)

Vivek Ranadivé (Sacramento Kings)

John Lyman (Google for Entrepreneurs)

John Lyman (Google for Entrepreneurs)

Guy Kawasaki (Canva/Ex-Apple)

Guy Kawasaki (Canva/Ex-Apple)

Tyler Schilling (Schilling Robotics)

Tyler Schilling (Schilling Robotics)

Startup Grind (Live Stream)

Startup Grind (Live Stream)

Kirk Uhler (SARTA)

Kirk Uhler (SARTA)

Startup Holiday Party (Sacramento)

Startup Holiday Party (Sacramento)

D.J. Stephan (SkySlope)

D.J. Stephan (SkySlope)

Steve Simonetto (LCS Technologies)

Steve Simonetto (LCS Technologies)

Ryan Montoya (Sacramento Kings)

Ryan Montoya (Sacramento Kings)

Lokesh Sikaria (Moneta Ventures)

Lokesh Sikaria (Moneta Ventures)

John Bodrozic (HomeZada)

John Bodrozic (HomeZada)

Cate Dyer (StemExpress)

Cate Dyer (StemExpress)

Robert Winkler (5th Planet Games)

Robert Winkler (5th Planet Games)

Pam Marrone, Ph.D. (Marrone Bio Innovations)

Pam Marrone, Ph.D. (Marrone Bio Innovations)

Team

From the Blog

The 400K Exercise

The idea of creating a SaaS based project management platform for the construction industry came from Todd Robertti while speaking to his father, an industry veteran. Todd who is also well versed in the construction industry, as well as in software development, knew there was a lot of potential for improvement.
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500 Startup Batch 20 Demo Day: The Summer of Love

The 41 companies of Batch 20 proudly graduated from 500 Startups three month Accelerator program by pitching to an auditorium full of investors on their Demo Day held on May 12, 2017. The startups fell mainly into the categories of Digital Health, FinTech and Civic Tech. With a flair for fun, the theme for the event was the “Summer of Love” and Dave McClure and the 500 Team were dressed up in their groovy getups. 
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Finding Success In A Crowded Market

Eric Yuan has been deeply involved with engineering since the 90's with a knack for innovation and collaboration. He was one of the founding engineers and VP of engineering at WebEx for over a decade.
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