Fresher Sacramento Feeds Local Community and Entrepreneurship
The nonprofit in Oak Park spurs entrepreneurship among local high schoolers through its mission to provide nutritious, locally-sourced food
From a humble plastic folding table, the team behind Fresher Sacramento sells meals cooked in a spare kitchen of the Art Institute of Sacramento.
Limits to Launch
Is the UC’s two-tiered tech-transfer system restraining innovation and economic growth?
Tech transfer at publically-funded universities isn’t just about generating revenue from IP — it’s about the public good. But is the UC’s strategy for negotiating licenses making this double-barrelled mission even more complex?
Startup of Month: Dermveda
With integrative approach, comprehensive skin care website delivers personalized content to users
The most common reason people visit their doctor might surprise you. It’s not back problems, high blood pressure or diabetes. According to a 2013 survey by the Mayo Clinic, the No. 1 reason is skin disorders.
Sutter Health Chief Design and Innovation Officer Chris Waugh on empathy and the case for innovation under constraint
Chris Waugh’s entire corporate career has been about finding a better way to do things. Two years ago, he brought expertise in innovative thinking and problem-solving to local health powerhouse Sutter Health, joining the company as its first chief innovation officer. We sat down with him to discuss his views on bringing out-of-the-box thinking to a company over a century old.
In the Kitchen with Sangre del Dragon
The Sangre del Dragon project started in August 2016 when Sac High seniors Leo Lopez, Angel Roque, Benny Perez and Jordan Salvador were given an assignment to create a business plan for hot sauce.
Dawn of the Developers
Despite a tough climb, indie developers are pushing the Capital Region’s gaming industry to the next level
The Capital Region has a couple of homegrown video game success stories, but most growth is taking place in its community of indie developers. As the region seeks to brand itself more as a tech hub, these gamers want to ensure their industry is part of the push.
Buzzwords: Pain Point
A problem thought to be facing a person or group of people that entrepreneurs are looking to solve through goods and/or services.
Looking Back and Looking Ahead
Navigating the freelance life into 2018
As we near the end of the year, you may find yourself checking in with your freelance business to take a look at what you’ve been up to and where you want to go in the coming New Year. (hashtag New Year Things.) Honestly, I find this time of year both inspiring and empowering when it comes to navigating the freelance life.
Etsy Ain’t Easy (for Local Makers)
Local entrepreneurs get crafty for the holidays — but that doesn’t always translate to big business
There’s a pervasive myth that selling crafts is an easy way to make money, but even savvy entrepreneurs have to play the odds of a mercurial marketplace.
Stockton Awarded $1 Million Grant to Study Guaranteed Basic Income
Inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Mayor Michael Tubbs seeks to spread awareness
Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs and the Reinvent South Stockton Coalition have won a $1 million foundational grant designed to help demonstrate the benefits of a guaranteed basic income.