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StartupSac is a non-profit that supports Sacramento's startup community by celebrating and accelerating innovation in the region. Most of the events posted on our meetup group are organized by other groups but are targeted at startup founders. For more information on what's happening in the Sacramento Startup Community, check out our website (http://startupsac.com/), Like us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/StartupSac/), and Follow Us on Twitter. (https://twitter.com/sacstartup) If you haven't yet signed up for the Sacramento Startup Digest (http://eepurl.com/HmBz9) (free), that's another great way to stay up to date on all things startup in our region.

Upcoming events (3)

Startup Happy Hour with Marrone Bio Founder, Dr. Pam Marrone

StartupSac and the Carlsen Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Sac State welcome one of Sacramento's most accomplished founders, Dr. Pam Marrone, founder of Marrone Bio.

Dr. Marrone spent her 30+ year career focused on biological products for pest management and plant health, having started and led three companies. In August 2020, Dr. Marrone retired as CEO of Marrone Bio Innovations (NASDAQ: MBII), a company she started in 2006 and listed on NASDAQ (MBII) in 2013. She remains on the Board of Directors and as an advisor. She is the treasurer of the Association for Women in Science, on the board of the Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research, is a Senior Fellow of the Arizona State University Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems and is a past alumni-Trustee of Cornell University. She is an advisor or board member for several ag/food tech and life sciences companies, most founded or led by women. She has a B.S. in entomology with Honors and Distinction from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in entomology from North Carolina State University.

About Startup Happy Hour

Startup Happy Hour is a monthly informal community-building event for founders, entrepreneurs, and innovators. These events feature a short interview with a successful entrepreneur, then the remainder of the event is open to informal Q&A and discussion.

If any special accommodations are needed please let us know at least two weeks in advance to secure the needed accommodations.

About Dr. Pam Marrone

Dr. Marrone started Davis-based Marrone Bio Innovations in 2006 and was recently named “Most Admired CEO, Distinguished Career Award” by the Sacramento Business Journal. On August 2, 2013, MBI listed its stock as MBII on NASDAQ. On August 2nd 2020, she retired as CEO and continues to serve on the Board and as an advisor.

Before Marrone Bio, she started and led the bioprotection company AgraQuest, Inc. Before AgraQuest, she was founding president and business unit head for Entotech, Inc. She started her career after graduate school at Monsanto, where she led the Insect Biology group.

In June 2020, she completed her 4-year term as an alumni-elected Trustee of Cornell University. She is Treasurer of the Association for Women in Science, board member of the Foundation for Food and Ag Research and is on the UC Davis Ag and Environmental Sciences Dean’s Advisory Council. She mentors and advises a number of agbio and agtech startups, five founded and led by women. She holds more than 60 US and 400 foreign patents and is a Fellow of Association for the Advancement of Science. She has a B.S. in entomology with Honors and Distinction from Cornell and a Ph.D. in entomology from NCSU.

1 M Cups w/ Swift Waiver & Protechtor

Online event

You’re invited to 1 Million Cups! Every Wednesday morning, two startup companies present their businesses in 6 minute presentations that are followed by 15-20 minutes of questions, feedback and advice from an audience of their peers. Until we can meet in person again, join us on Zoom every Wednesday. Doors open at 8:45 a.m. and the program starts promptly at 9 a.m.

PRESENTERS:

Swift Waiver

Cloud-Based Signature Solutions.

Protechtor

A multi purpose self defense device to help women feel empowered and safe when out alone. Includes a variety of functions and an in app connectivity.

SCHEDULE:

8:45-9:00: Networking (optional)

9:00-10:00: Startup Presentations with Audience Feedback -- we start on time!

10:00-10:30: Stick around after the program ends for some free-form networking(optional)

Once you RSVP, the Zoom link will be visible on the event page on the right side just below the date and time.

Startup Happy Hour with Riskalyze Co-Founder and CEO Aaron Klein

Join us for Startup Happy Hour powered by StartupSac and the Carlsen Center with Riskalyze CEO Aaron Klein

About this event

StartupSac and the Carlsen Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Sac State welcome one of Sacramento's most accomplished startup founders, Riskalyze CEO and co-founder Aaron Klein.

Aaron’s career has largely been at the intersection of finance and technology. As co-founder and CEO at Riskalyze, he led the company to twice being named one of the world’s top 10 most innovative companies in finance by Fast Company Magazine.

Riskalyze is an Auburn-based fintech startup that provides software as a service to financial advisors in the United States. Their platform provides tools for analyzing investment risk, delivering 401(k) plans, and building and implementing investment portfolios. Riskalyze invented the Risk Number®, an alignment tool for financial advisors to quantitatively measure investor risk tolerance, risk capacity, and portfolio risk on a scale from 1 to 99.

Riskalyze has raised over $23 million in funding. Private equity firm Hg recently bought controlling interest in Riskalyze in a deal valued at over $300 million.

About Startup Happy Hour

Startup Happy Hour is a monthly informal community-building event for founders, entrepreneurs, and innovators. These events feature a short interview with a successful entrepreneur, then the remainder of the event is open to informal Q&A and discussion.

If any special accommodations are needed please let us know at least two weeks in advance to secure the needed accommodations.

Past events (519)

1 M Cups w/ ThinkAhead Corporation & Homebrewer Lab

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