Stimulating Entrepreneurship

Our members contribute extensive time and effort to a broad variety of regional universities, accelerators, and events, all in support of strengthening our region’s startup ecosystem.  If there’s a startup-related program in the Sacramento region it’s a rare thing to not find one or more Sacramento Angels involved as mentors, advisors, panelists, or speakers!

Engagement in the Startup Ecosystem

We encourage our members to donate time and expertise to regional entrepreneur-centric organizations and programs. Below are examples of a select set of programs our members have been involved in:

University Programs:

  • Venture Catalyst Program, University of California, Davis
  • PLASMA Startup Accelerator, University of California, Davis
  • Big Bang! Program,
  • The Carlsen Center For Innovation & Entrepreneurship, California State University, Sacramento
  • UC Berkeley SkyDeck Accelerator

Regional Startup Programs/Events/Incubators:

  • Five Star Bank TANK
  • Sacramento Region Innovation Awards
  • Founder Institute, Sacramento
  • Entrepreneur’s Organization, Sacramento
  • Greater Sacramento Economic Council
  • StartupSac
  • Northern California’s Small Business Development Center
  • AgStart Incubator
  • Lab@AgStart
  • CleanStart Incubator
  • Sacramento Growth Factory
  • FourthWave
  • 1 Million Cups
  • Startup Weekend Sacramento
  • Startup Grind

Our impact goes beyond investing

Sacramento Angels Dale Carlsen

“Our region is blessed to have the Sac Angels as an integral part of our entrepreneurial ecosystem. The Sac Angels not only invest in these burgeoning companies but also actively mentor and coach them which is vital to their success.”
Dale Carlsen
The Carlsen Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Sacramento Angels Fourth Wave

“The Sacramento Angels provide our FourthWave female tech entrepreneurs with experienced hands-on mentorship and access to capital to grow and thrive as part of our ecosystem.”
Cheryl Beninga

Sacramento Angels Ryan Sharp

“The Sacramento Angels have provided invaluable guidance, advice, and connections for startup participants in our UC Davis Venture Catalyst investment pitch coaching program.”
Ryan Sharp
Senior Associate Director
Venture Catalyst Program
University of California, Davis

Sacramento Angels Chon Tang

“The Sacramento Angels has become one of the most active, engaged early stage investors in the high tech ecosystem in Northern California. I recommend them highly to the companies accelerated at Berkeley SkyDeck.“
Chon Tang
Managing Partner
Berkeley SkyDeck Fund

Sacramento Angels Gaingels Leadership

“The Sacramento Angels have been terrific partners and ecosystem builders and with them we have continued to scale and amplify the impact we can have towards more diversity, access, and inclusion, at all levels of leadership in venture capital.”
Lorenzo Thione
Managing Director

Sacramento Angels Jon Gregory

“The Sacramento Angels have been a long time critical player to funding and accelerating startups in the Sacramento region. Five Star Bank has enjoyed the opportunity to work hand in hand with the angels in advising, funding and banking many local early-stage businesses.”
Jon Gregory​
SVP/Venture Banking Manager
Five Star Bank