Innovation

Talking with SupportPay Founder Sheri Atwood (Video)

How the founder of one of the most promising companies in Sacramento found inspiration for her business in an unlikely place.
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Demonstration Partnership Policy Readies Sacramento for Smart City Pilots

California's capital city released its demonstration partnership policy, which is applying the principles of agile software development to procurement processes.
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Read: Sacramento's Proposed Policy Framework for Demonstration Projects

The policy seeks to encourage rapid deployment of emerging technologies, in partnership with innovators in nonprofits and the private sector.
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Results: 2017 Sacramento Aging 2.0 Startup Competition

Aging 2.0 held its third-annual Startup Pitch competition on Tuesday at the KVIE offices. The mission of Aging 2.0 is to accelerate innovation that improves the lives of older adults. From a pool of 12 companies that applied, eight startups competed in this event this year. Here are the results.
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Caltrans-Led Program Could Use Software to Ease Traffic Woes

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L.A. Hackathon Showcases Student Talent and Could Get Them Jobs

LA Hacks offers college students everything they need to work very hard for a short period of time on a coding project. Founded in 2013 by UCLA students, the hackathon is meant to encourage students who are newly interested in coding and to connect students with vendors who eventually could hire them. And many sponsor companies do end up hiring participants.
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Why Data Flow Could Improve California's Traffic Flow

A panel discussion hosted by the University of California’s Institute of Transportation Studies in Sacramento on Tuesday discussed how data and the Internet of Things could change vehicle traffic.
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What's Blockchain and How Could It Impact Government?

Blockchain technology is the latest system governments are considering in the long-standing effort to increase efficiency.
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4 Blockchain Use Cases (Infographic)

What is blockchain and how is it used?
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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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