Technology & Start-ups in the Sacramento Valley

Posted on December 1, 2009

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I’ve been spending some time of late researching some of the organizations focused on technology and start-ups in the Sacramento Valley of late. Couple of interesting items to share:

UC-Davis Center for Entrepreneurship – Based at the University of California, Davis in a brand new facility, this center focuses on Green Technology and Food & Health (but technology stuff too!). I’ve chatted with a couple of people over here – very engaging and committed from what I can see – looking forward to getting involved with them in 2010.
The Sacramento Area Regional Technology Alliance (SARTA) is a tech-focused corporation that supports entrepreneurial programs, companies and technology investment throughout Butte, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Solano, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba counties. I’m planning to attend a couple of their events in the next month or so to learn more about them.
More to come on this. Now that I’m getting settled in the area, I’m excited to get more proactive helping out and contributing to the technology and start-up efforts out here. With the state government situated in Sacramento, the inherent industries (food, agriculture, energy), and a number of research and state colleges nearby, it’s seems to be a natural extension of Silicon Valley to diversify the economic base locally.