Free Hands-on Workshop: Introduction to Angular JS

What: Workshop to learn a user-friendly programming interface for startups

When: Tuesday, October 27, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)

Where: Skyslope 1210 G St Sacramento, CA 95814

Cost: Free

AngularJS-LogoCome learn about Angular JS! During this workshop, you will be introduced to the main features and see what makes Angular a user-friendly programming interface for your next startup. In addition to learning the basics of Angular JS, you will have the opportunity to get hands-on AngularJS practice and feedback.

This FREE workshop is presented jointly by Startup Weekend Sacramento: Elk Grove Edition and the Sacramento Google Developer’s group.

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Bring your ideas, big or small to Startup Weekend Sacramento: Elk Grove Edition

Startup Weekend Sacramento (Elk Grove Edition) is back .

Bring your ideas, big or small, to:

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

Design & develop your idea

Learn from mentors.

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

Sign up today! 

How Does Startup Weekend Work?

Interested in participating in the upcoming Startup Weekend Sacramento: Elk Grove Edition at Innogrove in Elk Grove November 13 – 15 but not sure what to expect? Here’s a simple diagram to show the five basic phases of a Startup Weekend. Whether you’ve got an idea to develop or just want to contribute your skills to the Sacramento startup community, sign up to become part of this event.

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Sacramento is the Next Great Startup Ecosystem

During a Startup Expo event last fall at a packed house in midtown’s Hacker Lab, Brian Collins, VP of Marketing at Angel Hack, jumped up on top of a table and presented an inspiring call to action in which he boldly stated, “We are standing in the next great startup ecosystem. In Sacramento, we’ve created a true Incubation Island, a place where ideas flow freely and openly with little fear of reprisal or backstabbing. We have a place where anyone with an idea can come and build it out. ” Strong words for sure – similar sentiments are bandied about by other cities all over the world. So just what does it take for a city to build a strong startup scene?

Tyler Crowley is a startup entrepreneur with legitimate street cred for building startup scenes. In a Fast Company article last year, he shared four things that need to be in place in order to build a startup scene:

  1. A venue that is cheap and central, where meetups can take place
  2. A monthly event where all of the startups gather
  3. An established hashtag everyone in the community can use to share photos and event info
  4. A coworking space that is open 24/7

So how does Sacramento rate against these criteria?

1. A venue that is cheap and central, where meetups can take place.


Midtown has become a hub for dozens of events and meetups every month at coworking spaces such as Hacker Lab and The Urban Hive. It’s a rare evening when you won’t find multiple tech meetups at these two midtown venues. In addition to midtown, other hubs are popping up in other cities in the region such as Davis, Rocklin, and Elk Grove.

2. A monthly event where all of the startups gather.


There’s no shortage of monthly startup events in Sacramento. In fact the biggest challenge you may find is trying to attend them all. Monthly events include: Startup Grind, Beer and Geeks, monthly meetups for various developers such as Sacramento Javascript, Code for Sacramento Civic Hack nights, and more. Factor in additional startup-focused events such as Startup Weekends, hackathons, and Sacramento Startup Expo and it looks like Sacramento has this one covered. The only way to keep track of all that’s going on in the Sacramento startup event scene is to subscribe (free) to the Sacramento Startup Digest newsletter curated by Laura Good.

3. An established hashtag everyone in the community can use to share photos and event info.


The #sactech hashtag became the official hashtag of the Sacramento startup community at a January 2015 Sac Startup Expo and announced via Twitter “It’s official! Every #startup event in the #sacramento region should include #sactech hashtag proclaims @Bryan_Barton organizer of #sacexpo”

4. A coworking space that is open 24/7 so that when an outsider lands in the city, they have a place to go and meet tons of people in the scene.


In the 2015 top coworking spaces list, Sacramento once again had 3 coworking spaces listed in the top 100: Hacker Lab, Capsity, and The Urban Hive, all available 24/7 to members. Additional downtown coworking spaces include Outlet Coworking and The Trade.

And it’s not just limited to downtown Sacramento. Davis has Pollinate Davis. Hacker Lab recently opened another coworking space in Rocklin. Auburn Tech Incubator recently opened in Auburn and now with the opening of Innogrove, Elk Grove’s new coworking space, Elk Grove joins the Sacramento region.

That’s four out of four startup criteria met already, and momentum is still going strong with abundant opportunities for growth. So, have you got a great idea or just want to be a part of the growing Sacramento startup scene? Learn more about the event and register to come to Startup Weekend/Global Startup Battle Nov 13-15 in Elk Grove! See you there.


The World’s Biggest Startup Competition is Coming to Sacramento/Elk Grove

The world’s biggest startup competition is coming to Sacramento/Elk Grove. Global Startup Battle returns in 2015 for its 6th straight year as the world celebrates Global Entrepreneurship Week. On the weekend of November 13 – 15, Startup Weekend Sacramento: Elk Grove Edition will coincide with Global Startup Battle, giving our region’s entrepreneurs a chance to present their startup ideas to the whole world.

Global Startup Battle 2015 is shaping up to be even bigger and better than last year’s event, featuring more than 200 simultaneous events and programs over 10 days with over 30,000 entrepreneurs in over 100 countries rallying together in the name of innovation and community.

What is Global Startup Battle?

Global Startup Battle is a global celebration of innovation that gives you, your idea, your team, and the whole Sacramento Region a unique chance at startup success.

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.

GSB is your chance to stand up and show the world what you’re all about. Rep Elk Grove, rep the Sacramento region, bring home startup glory, and join a legacy of amazing GSB winners.

Get your tickets now to participate in Startup Weekend Sacramento: Elk Grove edition and your chance to compete on the global stage in Global Startup Battle 2015!

Save the Date: Startup Weekend Sacramento Elk Grove Edition – November 13 – 15

Calling all Sacramento entrepreneurs! Startup Weekend is returning to the Sacramento region November 13-15. Startup Weekend Sacramento: Elk Grove Edition is your next opportunity to launch a company in just 54 hours! This empowering event offers a fun, intense, risk-free way to get your startup off the ground; connect with other passionate and skilled individuals; and perhaps even find a co-founder or two to transform your ideas into reality.

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) and then it’s a 54-hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekend culminates with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.

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 1800 past events in 120 countries around the world in 2014.

The non-profit organization is headquartered in Seattle, Washington but Startup Weekend organizers and facilitators can be found in over 200 cities around the world. From Mongolia to South Africa to London to Brazil, people around the globe are coming together for weekend long workshops to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies.

When: November 13 – 15
Where: Innogrove Coworking Space, 8153 Elk Grove Blvd. Elk Grove CA 95758

Get your tickets, today!