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Dale Carlsen (Sleep Train / Ticket to Dream Foundation)
THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW The mission of Startup Grind is to educate, connect, and inspire entrepreneurs. Startup Grind Sacramento in partnership with the City of Davis meets quarterly in the heart of Downtown Davis at the The Hunt Boyer Mansion. There will be networking and free food! Come and be part of Sacramento's Startup Community. This month, we will be interviewing Dale Carlsen, founder of Sleep Train. Agenda 6:00 pm: Networking and Food 7:00 pm: Fireside Chat 8:00 pm: Networking --- Speaker Dale Carlsen - Sleep Train / Ticket to Dream Foundation 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. Hosted By Rich Foreman, Sacramento Director 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 ( 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 ( --- Global Partner Google for Entrepreneurs ( Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products. Local Sponsorss DLA Piper ( DLA Piper became one of the largest business law firms in the world in 2005 through a merger of unprecedented scope in the legal sector. We were built to serve clients wherever in the world they do business - quickly, efficiently and with genuine knowledge of both local and international considerations. Whether our clients require seamless coordination across multiple jurisdictions or delivery in a single location, they can count on us to deliver the right service and solutions. Moneta Ventures ( Moneta Ventures is a venture capital firm based in Folsom, CA that invests in early stage companies in the software and cloud services, IT services, healthcare and health-technology, and internet and consumer services sectors. City of Davis ( Apptology ( Based in Sacramento, Apptology can develop on all mobile platforms include iOS, Android, Blackberry, and Windows Mobile. We can also develop any back-end infrastructure needed to support your app. With over 350 apps in our portfolio, our clients range from start-ups to Fortune 500. The Urban Hive ( The Urban Hive offers creatives, entrepreneurs, and start-ups shared workspaces, private offices, meeting rooms, conference rooms, a shared kitchen, blazing wifi, and french-pressed coffee, as well as regular networking, educational, and entertainment events. Sactown Stories ( Sactown Stories is a video-only media channel that produces and promotes branded stories for companies that call Sacramento their home. As storytellers, we strive to create works that are poignant, entertaining, informative, cinematic, and shareworthy. Our stories are commentaries on life, connecting Sacramentans with people worldwide through their shared human experiences. Partners StartupSac ( The mission of StartupSac is to connect the various players in the Sacramento startup & innovation community, empower founders and entrepreneurs to be leaders in the community, and help build, galvanize and catalyze Sacramento as the next great startup & innovation ecosystem. Cleanstart ( CleanStart was founded in 2005 as a nonprofit organization designed to accelerate the development of clean technology ventures within the Northern California region. Our mission is to empower entrepreneurs with the knowledge, capital, and connections that are critical to creating a successful new business. Startup Digest ( Whether you're just thinking about dipping your toe into entrepreneurial waters, or are a seasoned startup white-water rafter, Digest helps by connecting you with your startup community through events and top-notch content. Founder Institute ( The Founder Institute is the world’s premier idea-stage accelerator and startup launch program. Startup Weekend Sacramento ( Sacramento is part of a global movement, home to the city's innovators, leaders, doers, makers, and entrepreneurs. Techstars supports new ventures, provides resources for entrepreneurs, and connects the community. Sacramento is a part of a global movement dedicated to ensuring that anyone can experience entrepreneurship, no matter where they live. We’re fully driven by local volunteer efforts, being led by the best and brightest Sacramento's entrepreneurial community has to offer. --- Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 400 cities and 120 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit ( or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind ( --- THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW

The Hunt Boyer Mansion

604 2nd St · Davis, CA

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