ALUMNI UPDATES: Bolt Star

The SACRAMENTO REGION INNOVATION AWARDS aims to shine a light on the area’s vibrant innovation community. Bolt Star was a 2016 FINALIST in the Advanced Manufacturing category. In May of 2018, we asked for an update and received the following from President Ken Gregory. Remind us, what was the big idea behind your innovation? The big idea was making a tool that solved all the inherent problems of an inefficient construction… Read more »

ALUMNI UPDATES: Athena Intelligence

The SACRAMENTO REGION INNOVATION AWARDS aims to shine a light on the area’s vibrant innovation community. Athena Intelligence was a 2017 FINALIST in the FOOD & AGRIBUSINESS category, recognized for its IoE (Internet of Earth) Platform. In May of 2018, we asked for an update and received the following from Founder and CEO, David Sypnieski. Remind us, what was the big idea behind your innovation? Athena Intelligence is the Internet… Read more »

2018 Selection Committee Roster

A “Selection Committee” comprised of 60+ influencers from the Sacramento region’s civic, business, technology, and academic communities — all with experience pertaining to one of the program’s categories — carefully review the nominations during a six-week evaluation process in August and September. Read on for words of wisdom to nominees for making the most of the submission materials. ADVANCED MANUFACTURING Steve Mills, Partner, DCA Capital Partners Gino DiCaro, VP of… Read more »

ALUMNI UPDATES: Pondera Solutions

The SACRAMENTO REGION INNOVATION AWARDS aims to shine a light on the area’s vibrant innovation community. Pondera Solutions was a 2017 WINNER in the Software category, recognized for its Government Fraud Detection as a Service (FDaaS). In May of 2018, we asked for an update and received the following from CEO Jon Coss. Remind us, what was the big idea behind your innovation? Pondera developed schemes analytics algorithms to find… Read more »

ALUMNI UPDATES: XTB Laboratories

The SACRAMENTO REGION INNOVATION AWARDS aim to shine a light on the area’s vibrant innovation community. XTB Laboratories was a 2017 WINNER in the Food and Agribusiness category, recognized for VOC-Based Citrus Disease Detection. In May of 2018, we asked for an update and received the following from Founder & Chief Science Advisor, Cristina Davis. Dr. Davis is currently a Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the… Read more »