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 located in the Greater Sacramento Region rapidly achieve product market fit, positioning them to raise funds and achieve revenue of $1M in ARR within 18 months.

Applications are open on a rolling admissions basis.  

Companies that have a team with at least one full time founder, are addressing a problem for a sizable market with an innovative product at the MVP stage or beyond, and who can  demonstrate early traction are encouraged to apply.

Each team 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.



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.


Elevate your Impact!

IN SESSION: AUGUST 22ND – NOVEMBER 7TH Work alongside outstanding executive mentors and leadership coaches to:
  • Effectively tell your story to support recruiting customers, advisors and funders.
  • Use design thinking and Impact Canvas tools to uncover and address gaps and opportunities.
  • Develop an action plan so you can achieve targeted outcomes.
  • Pressure-test your financial model and fundraising plan to support growth.
Eligible applicants for this session of Roseville Rising are social enterprises and innovative non-profits from the Greater Sacramento region that are less than 10 years old and have under $1M in annual revenue. The 12-week program runs Tuesdays, August 22 through November 7th, 3 – 5 p.m.  Participants will have an opportunity to present their pitch at the Placer Valley 2023 event on Friday, October 6. In person sessions are at the Roseville Venture Lab, 316 Vernon Street, Suite 110 in Downtown Roseville. Free parking is available. 


Developing the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs




Roseville Rising for Students is a 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, 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.

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Start & Grow in
El Dorado County

In partnership with El Dorado County, the Growth Factory is now accepting applications for a new Business Catalyst Fund that will provide grants of up to $50,000 and capacity building support designed to help early stage high growth companies that have the potential to scale in the county.   Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Ideal applicants:

  • Meet Growth Factory accelerator criteria described above.
  • Are based in El Dorado County and willing to commit to growing their company in the County.
  • Have a desire to belong to a community of founders that support one another.
All applicants that are selected to advance and are recommended for funding will need final approval from the Board of Supervisors.  


Build your Business Better & Bolder

Build Up Rocklin is a 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.

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