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Rich Foreman

About Me

Rich Foreman is the founding director of the Sacramento Chapter of Startup Grind. In his day job, Rich is the CEO of Apptology. He leads Apptology with 20 years of experience in leadership, engineering, mobile application development and sales. Rich has a BS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Washington, an MPA from Troy State University and was an officer in the U.S. Navy. Rich recently co-authored his first book, “Tap into the Mobile Economy." His blog has been listed in the top 20 Mobile Marketing Blogs of 2014. He has been featured on KCRA3, NEWS10, Tech AM PowerDrive, SiliconIndia, the Sacramento Business Journal, and the Sacramento Bee.

My blog posts

Margaret Mackenzie Empowering Female Entrepreneurs: Seeing is Believing

Margaret Mackenzie was interviewed at Startup Grind Sacramento at the Urban Hive last September and enlighten the audience with much-needed entrepreneurial wisdom. Currently serving an executive role in Astia, Margaret also consults several early-stage startups with a specialty in finance, IT and artificial intelligence. She served as CFO at Paymo (now Boku) and JustInvesting along with being CEO to 3 financial market corporations. Her focus has been identity, digital/mobile transactions, and FinTech.

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"The market doesn't care about your vision" - Qasar Younis, COO of Y Combinator, On Entrepreneurship

Qasar Younis was interviewed at Startup Grind Sacramento and shared how he has climbed the entrepreneurial ladder. He is the CEO of Y Combinator (YC), an organization that provides seed funding for startups while linking them with potential investors and acquirers. Younis reached success through Talkbin that was originally backed by YC before being acquired by Google, ten months later. He then became Google's product lead for business-facing product and has assisted dozens of entrepreneurs to turn their ideas into a reality via YC.

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Highlights from 500 Startups' Batch 18 Demo Day

500 Startups held their Demo Day for Batch 18 at the Innovation Hanger near the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. Batch 18 is made of 46 companies with themes in FinTech, Digital Health, Industrial Applications, Experimental Lifestyles, and Bots. Here are a few startups that I found interesting:

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My discussions