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Startups Give Back Launches Sacramento Chapter


The startup philanthropy movement is spreading!

I’m excited to share that we launched a chapter of Startups Give Back in Sacramento, California.

The chapter will be led by Kristen Scheven, a native of Sacramento and a startup veteran. Scheven’s the former VP of Marketing at AngelHack and current head of marketing at a Sacramento based startup.

Sacramento’s thriving startup scene

There’s a tremendous amount of growth happening in Sacrament’s startup scene.

According to Comstock, former Mayor Kevin Johnson launched several initiatives to make Sacramento “the capital of entrepreneurship.” This includes establishing the Mayor’s Office for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and a $10 million Innovation and Growth Fund.

In Founder Academy’s 2016 Startup Report, respondents listed Sacramento’s strengths as a future startup hub:

  • Expanding VC interest
  • Co-working spaces
  • Affordable
  • Proximity to Silicon Valley

I, for one, am excited to see a new startup hub taking form.

It’s also fantastic to see a city’s government pushing an innovation agenda in their community by giving startups the resources they need to thrive.

Final thoughts

With Sacramento’s startup scene taking off, now’s the perfect time to rally companies in the area to make a difference in the community.

If you’re a Sacramento based company and want to learn more about getting your team involved with Startups Give Back, don’t hesitate to reach out.

Founder of Startups Give Back and Changemaker Studios, a parent organization that builds and manages a portfolio of impact brands including Social Impact World. Board of Directors: Seahugger. Angel investor.

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