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  • BayBio
    Through advocacy, membership services, programs and more, BayBio brings the world's greatest life science community to your fingertips.
    Fostering entrepreneurial growth and attracting capital to the greater Sacramento region.

Entrepreneurial Resources

  • Inc. Magazine
    Comprehensive array of resources to assist entrepreneurs.
    Site provides information on writing plans, samples, and business plan software
  • Kauffman Foundation & EntreWorld
    Advancing entrepreneurial success in business, education, and social innovation.
  • Quick MBA: Entrepreneurship
    Quick MBA is an online knowledge resource for business administration.
  • The Business Planning Institute
    BPI brings a fresh and contemporary approach to business planning that both clients and investors have found to be effective and results oriented.
  • Palo Alto Software Business Planning Tools
    This site provides sample business plans and links to other website resources
  • Springboard Enterprises
    Supporting women entrepreneurs as they seek equity capital and grow their companies.
  • Sacramento Entrepreneurship Academy (SEA)

    For 20 years, SEA has provided a real-world education program for students with entrepreneurial aspirations. The “nuts and bolts” approach is designed to prepare participants for business ownership, help them avoid common pitfalls, and gain confidence in business settings.

  • EDGAR Online, Inc.
    A provider of value-added business and financial information on global companies to financial, corporate, and advisory professionals.
  • Hoover's - A business search engine.

Financial Resources

Angel Investors

  • Angel Legacy
    Expert knowledge of Angel Investors and their investment preferences allows us to connect entrepreneurs with accredited investors who want to participate in the development of business ventures.
  • Band of Angels
    The Band of Angels is a formal group of 100 former and current high tech executives and entrepreneurs who provide counsel and capital to startup companies.
  • Foothills Angels
    A group of successful entrepreneurs and business people, with investment interests including clean technology, software, internet and life science companies. The group meets once a month, with the exception of August and December.
  • North Bay Angels
    The North Bay Angels (NBA) has been formed by a group of San Francisco, North Bay Area executives and professionals to fill a growing need to provide a forum for learning about and making early stage investment capital (seed capital) and advisory assistance (mentoring) available to entrepreneurial companies in the North Bay.
  • Sacramento Angels
    The Sacramento Angels is a group of individuals who invest in early-stage Northern California companies. Members act on their own behalf and make individual investment decisions.
  • Sierra Angels
    The Sierra Angels is the premier angel investment group in the Northern Sierra region. Our members are independent business owners and senior corporate executives experienced in financing and developing emerging enterprises. We provide seed-stage investments in promising local technology ventures and support the entrepreneurs we fund with mentoring and connections.
  • Tech Coast Angels
    Our mission is to provide opportunities for our members to obtain outstanding financial returns by investing in early-stage technology and life science companies in Southern California and accelerating them to market leadership.

Venture Investors

  • Akers Capital
    Akers Capital manages Pac West Technology Fund I, LP, an investment partnership that invests in emerging technology companies in the Northwest and Northern California.
  • American River Ventures
    American River Ventures (ARV) was created to bring entrepreneurs a new point of view — a point of view that will help you build a great business. We are an early-stage investment firm focused on bringing value and experience to high-growth information technology companies.
  • DFJ Frontier
    With offices in Sacramento and Santa Barbara, DFJ Frontier invests in seed and early stage technology companies in California. We are an affiliate of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, a premier Silicon Valley venture capital fund known for visionary early stage investing.
  • Intel Capital
    Intel Capital, Intel's strategic investment program, is one of the largest global corporate venture programs investing in the technology segment. Its mission is to make and manage financially attractive investments that support Intel's strategic objectives.
  • Velocity Venture Capital
    Velocity Venture Capital is the financial catalyst for building the next generation of successful technology companies in the Sacramento region.

SBIR/STTR Information Sources

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