Talking UpCycle Pop, Startup Weekend, and the Atrium with Shira Lane

Learn about one of Sacramento’s most unique communities, the Atrium, and most unique events, UpcyclePop, from its founder, Shira Lane.  In a nutshell, the Atrium916 is a collective of artists, creator, designers and entrepreneurs that hold sustainability and circular design paramount to their practices. But, you can learn that from Shira, herself!

As you can see, there’s no better place for Startup Weekend Sacramento: Sustainable Revolution to be held at (and sponsored by) than the Atrium.

Be sure to check out one of their UpcyclePop events, too!

Feeling inspired to join the Sustainable Revolution? Bring your ideas, skills, and drive, meet like-minded entrepreneurs, visionaries, and hustlers, and develop a business idea in 54 hours!

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Challenge 6:  Reduce Food Waste

Challenge 6:  Reduce Food Waste

Organic waste, of which 15% is food waste, is the largest single contributing source to landfills. Food waste transported to landfills decomposes, releasing potent greenhouse gasses, especially methane, that contributes to climate change.

To combat food waste on a local level, WasteRightSac helps businesses meet state mandates for diverting recyclables, food waste, and green waste from landfill disposal and reduce greenhouse gasses, but there’s more work to be done!

Do you have an idea that can reduce food waste? Join Startup Weekend Sacramento: Sustainable Revolution to turn that idea into a business plan.

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Challenge 5: Substitute the Disposable by the Sustainable

And, the next one: Challenge 5: Substitute the Disposable by the Sustainable!

What’s one way to eliminate waste? Create less dependence on disposable products!

ChicoBag – a Chico-based company – focuses solely on creating quality bags using recycled materials to replace single-use bags. They also offer co-branding services, so that businesses can sell their own branded, re-usable bags.

What is something that you can replace with a sustainable solution?

Join the Sustainable Revolution with ChicoBag by thinking up your own Sustainable Startup Idea! Buy Your Ticket today!








Challenge 4: Upcycling

And here’s Challenge 4: Upcycling!

Can you create a business plan around an idea that takes by-products, waste materials and unwanted products and turn them into something new, useful or inspiring?

Need some ideas? Consider UpcyclePOP.

Upcyclepop is a multi-layered connected shopping experience. A play place for all ages to find creative upcycled pieces of art, fashion, furniture and inventions. Shoppers get to meet and watch artists create.

If you need some inspiration, you’ll have to check out the UpcyclePOP market at the Atrium and join one of their upcoming events – and, yes, this is exactly where Startup Weekend is being hosted!

Join the Sustainable Revolution with UpcyclePop by thinking up your own UpCycling Startup Idea! Purchase your ticket today!

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Challenge 3: Extend a Product’s Lifetime

Time for Challenge 3: Extend a product’s lifetime!

How can we reduce waste? How about making the products we buy and resources we use last longer.

Need some inspiration? Consider the RePurpose Team from Davis – the winners of the 2019 Big Ideas Content grand prize.

The RePuprose Team’s idea involved harvesting electric vehicle batteries at the end of their lifecycle and reassembling and redeploying these batteries to provide commercial solar developers with new energy storage solutions – and at half the cost of new battery alternatives.

Which begs the question – what is being thrown away that still has valuable uses?

Check out their winning pitch!

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Challenge 2: Change from a consumer business model to a user business model!

Now for Challenge 2! Change from a consumer business model to a user business model!

Need some ideas on how you can join the Sustainable Revolution?

Consider JUMP Bikes and GIG Car Share.

You’ve seen them everywhere – Jump’s signature red bikes and scooters is a user business model that sells the service of being able to get around town in an easy, sustainable way. It’s basically a community bicycle sharing – less reliance on vehicles without having to own a bike yourself. Due to the teamwork ofCity of Sacramento, Government,Innovate Sac – City of Sacramento Innovation Team, & JUMP, biking and scootering around Sacramento has never been easier.

Alright, alright – it’s not completely local, but no one can deny the impact that Jump is having on Sacramento’s public transportation. Plus, it perfectly exemplifies Challenge 2.

And then there’s Gig Car Share – another contender in the car sharing arena that makes living without a car easier while giving you access to one when you need it. Use their app, select a car that’s parked nearby, reduce the number of cars on the roads, and rent it.

Simple ideas with seriously sustainable implications. Feeling inspired?

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Challenge 1: Build Eco-Conceived Products and Reverse Planned Obsolescence

Here it is: Challenge 1! Build Eco-Conceived Products and Reverse Planned Obsolescence


Need some ideas on how you can join the Sustainable Revolution?

Look at this local company – Origin Materials – that exemplifies our first challenge.

Origin Materials has developed its own technology to produce water bottles from completely sustainable, renewable materials such as cardboard and sawdust. While bottles made from PET, polyethylene terephthalate, are recyclable, their petroleum-based source materials are not renewable. Origin Materials is a prime example of the Sustainable Revolution taking place in Sacramento.

Join the Sustainable Revolution with Origin Materials by thinking up your own Eco-Conceived Products.