Growth Factory

Growth Factory Programs

Building great startups together.


Growth Factory programs are designed for highly motivated, action-oriented founders from the Greater Sacramento region who are in the early stages of building companies and want to learn and grow alongside other driven entrepreneurs.  

If you have a product with value that customers can’t ignore and are committed to creating a world class company, then we want to meet you!

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Accelerating Venture-Backable Startups

Our goal is to help founders of pre-seed to seed stage venture backable companies rapidly achieve product market fit, positioning them to raise funds and achieve revenue of $1M in ARR within 18 months.

Founders apply to be accepted into a small cohort of startups that receive 12 months of structured support. Each startup begins by creating their own customized action plan.

Workshops, founder forums, and office hours accelerate learning, connect founders with experts and resources, and provide community. Founders may also participate in curated local pilot projects to support in testing their hypothesis, developing case studies and building relationships with potential customers.

The Growth Factory is a proud member of Morrow, a global community of venture builders.

Through this network, we are able to provide access to resources such as $1M in perks, founder wellness support, industry specific mentors, and global hot desk spaces for teams to drop in and work while travelling.

Applications are now open for our 2023 Cohort.


Developing the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

Next session: February 7 – May 9th, 2023 

Tuesdays from 4-6pm at the Roseville Venture Lab, 316 Vernon Street.

Roseville Rising for Students is a 12-week program designed to inspire high school students to ideate and innovate. Students will work to identify a problem they want to solve, form teams to collaborate, and then using tools like the lean canvas and Bekonix, they will begin to design a potential product or business solution to the problem.

Throughout the course, they will grow their entrepreneurial mindset and skillset which can be applied in all areas of life. The program will culminate in a pitch showcase to family, friends, and community. Program is open to all high school students with parent / guardian approval.


Helping Entrepreneurs Grow

Roseville Rising is a cohort-based program designed to help early-stage entrepreneurs gain valuable personalized insights that can inform their business strategy and accelerate their growth.

Through a series of workshops, one-on-one office hours, and peer feedback sessions, program participants will work on developing their entrepreneurial mindset, validating their business model, growing customer traction, and preparing for the Roseville Rising Pitch event.

The next cohort is scheduled for Q2 2023 – Stay Tuned!


Build your Business Better & Bolder

Build Up Rocklin is a new 6 month program in partnership with the City of Rocklin to support innovation, growth and sustainability within established Rocklin businesses.

Selected participants will work alongside other local business owners to identify new products or services to deepen or expand their existing customer base and diversify revenue streams, develop a financial plan that moves beyond managing day to day business with growth in mind, and have a forum to process issues, challenges and share ideas and opportunities.

The program includes access to mentors and grant funding of up to $5000 to support work being done throughout the program.

Eligible companies must :
– Be located in Rocklin.
– Have been established before January, 2020.
– Be able to demonstrate negative impacts of
the pandemic on their business.
– Commit to 3 hours / month in working sessions along with intersession calls & office hours

Applications Now Open!

Program runs from February – July 2023 with in person / virtual meetings every other Friday.