Innovation

Upcoming Events Aim to Give Sacramento Startups Leg Up On Competition

As startup companies continue to pop up across the Sacramento region, venture capitalists and accelerators are investing more resources in these up and coming businesses. Here’s a look at three local events for startups.
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Sacramento Startup Streamlines Access to Public Records

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Canadian Electric Bus Manufacturer Plans to Set Up Shop in California

Officials from California and Québec unveiled the first Type C electric school bus produced in North America and announced plans to help the bus's Canadian manufacturer establish a facility in the state.
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5 Things to Know About Local Sacramento Startups

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University of California Campuses Share $22 Million to Bolster Innovation

Funding will come from AB 2664, the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Expansion initiative authored by Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin and signed by Gov. Jerry Brown last September.
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Roseville Kicks Off New Session of Tech Teens Leadership Academy

The city of Roseville will be launching the fourth session of the Tech Teens Leadership Academy, a hands-on program exposing high school students in the region to real-world technology, project management and business operations.
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Sacramento Taps Tech Innovation Fund to Renovate Historic Train Station

The rationale: The extra money is needed to make the historic Sacramento Valley Station attractive as office space to startups and high-tech companies.
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A Conversation with Startup Legend Howard Love

Howard Love is a startup legend, founding or co-founding a total of 15 companies since 1985. Some of his most notable enterprises have been LoveToKnow, PageWise and Flex Jobs. He recently released his new book, "The Startup J Curve," that outlines the life cycle of successful startups. He recently spoke with TechWire contributor Rich Foreman.
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San Francisco Startup Plans Digital License Plates

Reviver wants to reinvent the plates with an interactive digital display called rPlate that can automatically update DMV registration, display messages and images, and handle vehicle and fleet tracking.
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California Agencies Turn to Tech to Help Reach Energy Goals

The California Natural Resources Agency in partnership with the California Energy Commission and California Independent System Operator hosted a webinar on Jan. 3 to discuss how the state plans to bolster renewable energy.
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How California's High-Speed Rail Could Improve Broadband Access

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Y Combinator COO Qasar Younis Discusses Entrepreneurship

TechWire contributing writer Rich Foreman share insights from his conversation with Qasar Younis, COO of T Combinator.
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California Water Data Challenge Finalists Show Creative Side

Finalist entries in the California Water Data Challenge presented their creations during a day-long event at CalSTRS headquarters in Sacramento on Friday.
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Foreman: Examining the ‘Startup J Curve’

In his book, The Startup J Curve, noted entrepreneur and angel investor Howard Love essentially states that there is no straight line from startup to sustainable success. Rather, it follows a J curve, where the company initially dips after it starts, explains TechWire contributing writer Rich Foreman.
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Foreman: Local Entrepreneur Mark Haney Got His Start in the Tech Industry

Mark Haney, host of weekly radio broadcast Entrepreneurs Unlimited, initially launched a successful video distribution company that expanded into a security/surveillance provider. Haney shared his entrepreneurial journey with TechWire contributor Rich Foreman.
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Highlights from 500 Startups Batch 18 Demo Day

From "smart" textiles to medical chatbots, here are some of the most interesting companies that participated in 500 Startups' latest demo day, according to TechWire contributor Rich Foreman.
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Foreman: Impact Global Venture Summit Highlights Sacramento Region Startups

The inaugural Impact Global Venture Summit was held on Monday in Sacramento at the brand-new, state-of-the-art Golden 1 Center. More than 700 people attended, and 50 startups from Northern California participated in the summit with the goal of providing local startups exposure to investors, writes TechWire contributor Rich Foreman.
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How L.A. County Is Digitally Transforming Human Resources

The Los Angeles Department of Human Resources is pushing the envelope of how technology is aiding service delivery for county residents.
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Six Projects Selected for California Precision Medicine Initiative

The Brown administration and the University of California, San Francisco announced on Tuesday that six projects have been selected for the California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine. Precision medicine uses data-driven tools, analysis and advanced computing to develop new diagnostics, therapies and insights into disease.
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Hydrogen-Powered Ferries May Be in Bay Area's Future

In a region and state on the leading edge of green technology, hope is growing that zero-emissions commuter ferries could one day be plying the bay.
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Autonomous Delivery Robots to Hit Redwood City, Calif., Streets

On the whole, autonomous robot delivery could significantly reduce a city’s traffic congestion, as a single robot takes as many as 10 cars off the road.
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IT Leaders Must Maintain Ability to Direct Despite Obstacles, Opposition to New Tech

Transformation, disruption and collaboration took center stage during the TechWire California Industry Forum, Nov. 8.
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New XPrize App Contest Aims to Bring Ocean Data into the Mainstream

The XPrize Foundation said Wednesday that it’s kicking off a $100,000 contest to build mobile apps from the deep pool of data that’s already available on the world’s oceans.
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Who's Receiving Innovation Grants from the City of Sacramento?

At its Nov. 1 regular meeting, the City Council unanimously approved grants to 15 organizations totaling nearly $1 million. Here's a snapshot of who those recipients are.
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State and White House Launch California Water Data Challenge

The California Water Data Challenge, announced on Friday, invites interested individuals and teams to develop apps, websites, data visualizations or other tools “that leverage publicly available data sets in novel ways to support creative solutions to California’s water challenges, as outlined in the Brown administration’s California Water Action Plan,” according to a joint release by several state agencies supporting the competition.
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