Engage in conversations with local founders, investors, advisors, and industry, civic and community leaders.
Expand your knowledge and gain insights through speaker panels, traction and pitch sessions and tradeshow demonstrations.
Your participation helps build an ecosystem that allows for the fast flow of knowledge and resources to support our entrepreneurs.
The Backyard Advantage
The Backyard Advantage is the coming together of Sacramento’s most innovative, committed, and successful mentors, investors, corporate, civic and community leaders to rally around the most promising startup founders and help them succeed. In addition to creating great companies that call Sacramento home, this effort fuels a thriving culture and a competitive economy.
We believe the Backyard Advantage will be the difference maker for the 100 companies that we identify and invest in over the next four years. So, we are working hard to bring it to life!
The GFX Experience
1pm Doors open
1:30pm The Kickoff. Don’t miss!
2:00pm The Fun & Engagement begin
GET INSPIRED by pitches & presentations from 20+ seed stage local startups
PARTICIPATE in Interactive “garage sessions” and help founders build their business by tackling a key challenge
CONNECT Startups and Mentors — connect in speed mentoring sessions powered by the Carlsen Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship & StartupSac
LEARN from informative panels that include industry, investment and innovation leaders speaking on topics like the Creator Economy, Future of Fintech, Women in Venture and more
INTERACT with Demos and displays from 40+ local companies
CELEBRATE our community at the Backyard BBQ & Happy Hour in Attaway Pavillion from 5-7pm