2016-2017 Alumni Roundup

The Sacramento Region Innovation Awards celebrate the area’s vibrant innovation community — from emerging to established entities — and their breakthrough creations. In 2018, the program expanded from six to eight categories, with the addition of Government and Civic and the separation of Medical and Health into MedTech and BioPharma categories. This year’s finalists will be announced on September 19th. An All Nominee Reception was hosted on August 30th at The Urban… Read more »

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 »

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 »

ALUMNI UPDATES: Terzo Power Systems

The SACRAMENTO REGION INNOVATION AWARDS aims to shine a light on the area’s vibrant innovation community. Terzo Power Systems was a 2017 FINALIST in the Sustainability category, recognized for its Hevi Hybrid Electric Power System. In May of 2018, we asked for an update and received the following from CMO Rob Kindt. Remind us, what was the big idea behind your innovation? Prius style Hybrid power train for Off-Road Heavy Equipment. Our… Read more »