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!
Why do almost all farm equipment and heavy duty vehicles use diesel combustion engines? The main reason is the torque and power density available to operate onboard hydraulic systems. Until recently, there was no other option. This is a problem that Terzo Power Systems is solving.
Hydraulics serve a vital role in all industries. They are often ignored but are a major contributor to waste and GHG. These systems are large and can have total energy efficiency of under 20%. They are usually powered by diesel engines. Terzo Power Systems in Sacramento saw this as a system to improve. With their Hydropulse and HEVI Hybrid technologies they have tripled the efficiency of these systems. This means less fossil fuels burned, cleaner emissions, and lower operating costs.
We are excited about how Startup Weekend Sponsor Terzo Power Systems is making a difference. There technology is addressing 3 of the Challenges being put on at this startup weekend.
- Challenge 8: Build a Sustainable Agriculture & Sustainable Food Industry
- Challenge 9: Build highly Energy Efficient Products and Systems
- Challenge 14: Build the future of Sustainable Mobility
Do you have an idea like Terzo Power Systems that can help build sustainability but don’t know where to begin? Do you want to take action against climate change and help your ideas move forward to a more sustainable world here in Sacramento? Turn out on June 21-23 for Global Startup Weekend Sustainability Revolution bringing Sacramento together to build solutions. We have 15 challenges around finding solutions to waste, climate change, emissions, and more. We are volunteers and community groups who have focused on building entrepreneurship and sustainability businesses in the region.
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.
- According to a recent study, food waste has increased by 50% since 1974.
- Forty percent of the food produced in the United States ends up in a landfill or is left to rot in the field.
- More than 365 million pounds of food is wasted every single day, enough to fill an entire football stadium.
- On a micro level, Americans are throwing out 15-25% of the food they purchase, which over time equates to 400 pounds of wasted food per person, per year, with an estimated cost of more than $200 billion.
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.
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!
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!
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!
Join the Sustainable Revolution and think up your own Sustainable, 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?
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?
Join the Sustainable Revolution and think up your own Sustainable, User-Business Model: https://buff.ly/2Vkt
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.
Startup Weekend Sacramento: Folsom Edition has so much to offer to the local community. Even if you don’t have an idea of your own that you want to develop, there are still a lot of great reasons to come to Granite City Coworking on April 12 – 14, 2019 to participate.
1) You’ve Got an Idea
The most obvious reason to come to Startup Weekend is that you’ve got an idea that you want to develop and you need some help creating a business plan, validating your market, or creating a mockup of an app. At Startup Weekend you’ll find others with the skills to help you take your idea to the next level and beyond.
2) You’ve Got Skills You Want to Share
Ok, maybe you don’t have an idea for a new startup, but chances are good that you’ve got skills and knowledge that will be incredibly valuable to others participating in the event. Whether you’re a programmer, developer, designer, marketer, or business person, your skills and experience are needed. Team up with an entrepreneur whose idea resonates with you and you could play a key role in helping to launch an idea.
3) Get Noticed through Networking
Even if you don’t win the competition, the whole weekend is a great opportunity to meet others, share your skills and knowledge, and get noticed.
4) Access to Experienced Coaches and Mentors
We’ve got a very strong line-up of experienced mentors and coaches participating, with years of knowledge and experience that you will be able to tap into. Where else are you going to have access to such great advice in one place over a 3 day period?
5) Great Learning Opportunities
You’ll learn more in one weekend about startups, entrepreneurship, and business than you could ever imagine. You’ll be able to apply what you learn at Startup Weekend to developing your own products or business.
6) Get Involved in the Sacramento Startup Community
The global startup movement is growing and Sacramento has a great, vibrant startup community. Startup Weekend is a great opportunity to meet others in the Sacramento startup community and get involved with the revitalization of our region.
7) A Chance to Compete on the Global Stage
This event coincides with Global Startup Battle, the largest startup battle in the universe. This means that participants at Startup Weekend Sacramento: Elk Grove Edition will have a chance to present their startup ideas to the whole world.
So, what are you waiting for? Sign up now for your chance to tap into all the great opportunities that await you at Startup Weekend Sacramento: Folsom Edition.
Still not sure if you’re idea has the potential to be a startup?
You’re in luck! The Sacramento Startup Weekend team is hosting a series of free workshops that gives attendees or those interested in attending a chance to develop their ideas to pitch at the 2018 Sacramento Startup Weekend, Women’s Edition.
Mark your calendars and plan to join us at any of the upcoming FREE events:
- Thursday, January 11 at 5:30 pm at Hacker Lab in Midtown
- Thursday, January 18 at 6:00 pm in Davis
- Thursday, January 30 at 6:00 pm at Sac State
What you can expect at this workshop:
Our team has developed a hands-on agenda that will help attendees understand what makes a strong startup idea that has the potential to be a business. Using IDEO’s Human-Centered Design methods, attendees will walk away with one or more ideas, and understand the beginnings of validating a startup idea.
This workshop is the perfect introduction to the upcoming Startup Weekend Sacramento, Women’s Edition happening February 9 – 11 in Downtown Sacramento. Bring your Startup Weekend questions and be ready for a great time!