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Startup Grind Sacramento Hosts Janine Yancey (Emtrain)

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Janine Yancey, Emtrain

Join us at The Urban Hive and meet Janine Yancey, the founder and President of Sacramento based e-learning startup Emtrain. Emtrain is disrupting the HR profession by automating HR & Legal guidance through it's online courses, videos and Q&A. Fast growing tech firms such as Uber, Square, Pinterest, Yelp, Dropbox... are all relying on Emtrain to provide HR guidance to its employees. Use code Meetup10 for $10 off admission!

As always, we'll have delicious appetizers, cool people and live music as a warm up before we cozy up for a fireside chat with Janine. We'll explore the challenges and opportunites of being a female founder of a tech startup, the rapid growth of the e-learning industry and more! You don't want to miss this one!

Janine Yancey ( is the founder and President of Emtrain (, an online HR & compliance training company. Janine served as employment law counsel to many Bay Area technology companies, including Google. She also authored The HR Handbook to help young technology companies successfully navigate workplace laws. Janine has been published on The Next Web, Pando Daily, Startup Grind (, and UP Global.


6:00 Networking and Food
7:00 Fireside Chat
8:00 Networking

Hosted By Rich Foreman, Director of Startup Grind Sacramento

Sacramento Chapter Director Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. 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 (
Email: [masked] | Twitter: @ApptologyCEO (

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What is Startup Grind?

Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 150 cities and 65 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 (