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CleanStart To Do’s are a twice-weekly online conversations about what you can add to your To Do list while observing the COVID-19 orders to self-isolate. Join us on Tuesday mornings from 9:00-9:30 a.m. or Thursday afternoons from 4:00 to 4:30 p.m. when we interview our featured guests and ask them for their recommendations on how entrepreneurs and innovators can not only cope, but thrive, during this unprecedented time.

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Growth Factory Filling Gaps in Regional Ecosystem

Growth Factory Filling Gaps in Regional Ecosystem

Based on the idea that the Sacramento region is “primed for success” in launching new businesses, but that entrepreneurs needed help in getting started, Mark Haney and Monique Brown founded a new business accelerator based in Rocklin—the Growth Factory.  On March 10,...

Venture Catalyst Expanding at UC Davis

Venture Catalyst Expanding at UC Davis

Janine Elliott was our guest on October 12 for a Perspectives podcast, explaining her new role.  She comes to us from 6 years at VentureWell in Amherst, MA, one of the best- funded and most complete tech incubators, and from the Los Angeles CleanTech Incubator, which...

The Other Path to Decarbonizing Transportation

The Other Path to Decarbonizing Transportation

Both California and New York have declared they want people to buy only EVs starting in 2035 and more states are considering joining the push.  But that leaves the existing 276 million gasoline and diesel vehicles still on the road in the US (31 million in California)...

SMUD 2030 Board Meeting

SMUD 2030 Board Meeting

SMUD voted to approve their 2030 plan. Make sure you read the Full Plan and Connect with SMUD. Here is the full board meeting Presentation ABOUT THE AUTHOR Thomas is the Executive Director of CleanStart. Thomas has a strong background in supporting small businesses,...

Green Products Creating Disposal and Recycling Challenges

Green Products Creating Disposal and Recycling Challenges

What is one of the leading threats to the spread of solar PV installations in the US?  The lack of a good way to deal with old or broken panels from existing installations.  Fifty thousand tons of these are piling up in warehouses in the absence of a better solution. ...

Software to Help in Solar + Storage Projects

Software to Help in Solar + Storage Projects

On Friday, January 15 at our Perspectives discussion, the crowd heard from Enact Systems CEO Deep Chakraborty (https://enact-systems.com/) about its software platform to expand sales, design well-performing systems, and manage the installations.  Enact is technology-...

To Do’s (from Gary’s Blog)

  1. Connect with your Investors and Lenders –  They are in this with you, don’t leave them in the dark.
  2. Catch up on Secondary Task – Clean up your bookkeeping, workspace, marketing and more.
  3. Learn – Read, Watch, and Attend (Virtually) anything you can.
  4. Get Some Exercise – Practice Safe Social Distancing

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