Have a good idea for a business but not sure what you need to do? Already launched a business but feel overwhelmed?  Want to learn how to run your venture like a seasoned pro? Would you like to learn the basics of creating a business, led by experts, and in only a few convenient sessions?  Then you should sign up for the Startup CEO Crash Course being held in the Sacramento area this Spring, brought to you by Blue Tech Valley, CleanStart, and Valley Ventures.

It is FREE*, but a limited number of seats are available. It will be held in three sessions on May 3, May 10, and May 17 from 1 pm to 6pm.

Attendees will (1) be introduced to a set of essential knowledge and skills required to develop their ventures, (2) get individualized mentoring, (3) benefit from networking opportunities to connect with other companies and domain experts, and (4) be provided with opportunities to publicize their companies and ideas.  By the end of the course, you should have developed concrete ways to advance your venture including marketing, human resources, funding, and business model development. Invited speakers will have expertise in investment, legal, sales and marketing, technical development, human resources, and more.

This course will be led by one of the pre-eminent professors of entrepreneurship in the country, Dr. Dan Wadhwani. He is the Fletcher Jones Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Eberhardt School of Business of the University of the Pacific.  He will be joined by Dr. Mehdi Khazaeli, professor of industrial engineering and product design, along with an all-star team of veteran CEOs, attorneys, and specialists.

This kind of deal doesn’t come around often, so act now.  Go here to sign up.

*A $200 deposit by each participating venture will be needed to secure a spot. The deposit will be returned upon completion of the CEO CC, which would entail participating in each of the three sessions

Thomas Hall


Gary Simon is the Chair of CleanStarts Board. A seasoned energy executive and entrepreneur with 45 years of experience in business, government, and non-profits.