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!
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.
INNOVATION & ENTREPRENEURSHIP FOR STUDENTS
Developing the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs
ROSEVILLE RISING FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
NEXT SESSION: January 16th – April 30th (no class on 2/20 & 3/26)
Meets on Tuesdays from 4-6pm at the Roseville Venture Lab, 316 Vernon Street.
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.
Applications open! Deadline to apply is December 4th.
ROSEVILLE RISING FOR ENTREPRENEURS
NEXT SESSION: FALL 2024
Helping Entrepreneurs Grow
EL DORADO COUNTY STARTUP GRANTS
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.
- 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.
BUILD UP ROCKLIN
NEXT SESSION: JANUARY - DECEMBER 2024
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.
Rocklin-based entrepreneurs will convene 2x / month to learn from each other and the Growth Factory community of mentors and experts in order to improve their businesses and support other founders on their journey as well. The program is designed to help with:
Business innovation: Identifying new product or service offerings that could deepen or expand existing customer base, diversify revenue streams, and build brand value.
Financial vitality: Assessing current financial health, incorporating best practices, and developing a strategic plan with sustainability, resilience, and growth in mind.
Leadership development: Support business owners in growing as leaders.
Grant funding: Directed grant funding of $5000 per company will be available to each company to support the work.
Eligible companies are:
• Based in Rocklin
• Under 10 years old
• Under $1M in annual revenue
• Able to commit to the full program
Program runs from January – December 2024 with a combination of in person & virtual meetings. All in person meetings are held at Growth Factory HQ, 4465 Granite Drive in Rocklin.
- Kick off on January 18th & 19th from 8:30 – 12noon.
- Monthly Sessions on 2nd and 4th Fridays, 11am – 1pm from 2/9/2024 – 6/28/2024.
- 1x / month sessions on select Fridays from 7/26 – 12/6/2024.