Networking in Sacramento

Schedule of Events

Day 1

Monday, May 1

SacBiz Connect: Small Business Week Resource Expo

Capital Region Small Business Week brings together business owners, aspiring entrepreneurs, local leaders and everyone in between to honor the achievements and envision the future of the region’s small businesses. Celebrate the start of the week in community with like-minded small business champions.

  • Meet 30+ organizations from across the Capital Region that provide assistance & resources to small businesses in a range of industries.  
  • Learn about Capital Region Small Business Week events.
  • Share your business journey with fellow entrepreneurs. 

TIME: 2pm -5pm

LOCATION: Citrus Heights Community Center, 6300 Fountain Square Dr, Citrus Heights, CA 95621.     GET DIRECTIONS 

Day 2

Tuesday, May 2

Yuba County Business Resource Fair

This informational resource fair will connect you with organizations around the Yuba County area that can help your small business grow and thrive.  Hosted by Yuba-Sutter Economic Development Corporation.

To register, email 

TIME: 9am-12pm

LOCATION: Boyd Hall, 1895 Lassen Lane, Yuba City, CA, 95993    GET DIRECTIONS 

BizX: The Art of Innovation

The Art of Innovation is to bring together a community of thought leaders, entrepreneurs, and creative minds to explore what it means to be innovative in today's world. The event will feature inspiring talks aimed at inspiring attendees to embrace their own creativity and push the boundaries of what's possible. There is a $10 registration fee. Hosted by the City of Sacramento and Sacramento County. 

TIME: 3pm-6pm

LOCATION: The Urban Hive, 1007 7th Street Sacramento, CA 95814.   GET DIRECTIONS


Panel Discussion: Access & Insights

This panel discussion will focus on small business, funding equity and how increasing access to resources provides opportunity. Hosted by California Black Chamber of Commerce. 

TIME: 6pm-7:30pm 

LOCATION: Online; register via Eventbrite link for access. 

Day 3

Wednesday, May 3

1 Million Cups Sacramento

2 small business owners or startup founders share their busineses to an audience of their peers for advice and feedback. Free coffee, free swag! Hosted by StartupSac and the Carlsen Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Sacramento State. 

TIME: 8:30am-10am 

LOCATION:  Carlsen Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 6000 J Street Library 1520, Sacramento, CA, 95819    GET DIRECTIONS

Mentor Sacramento Sprint

Mentor Sacramento Sprint is an opportunity for early-stage entrepreneurs to receive expert advice. The format is similar to speed dating but the match-ups are between entrepreneurs and mentors. Entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to meet with three expert mentors, investors, advisors, subject matter experts, and experienced entrepreneurs in 15-minute sprint sessions. Hosted by StartUpSac and the Carlsen Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Sacramento State. 

TIME: 11am-12:30pm 

LOCATION:  Carlsen Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 6000 J Street Library 1520, Sacramento, CA, 95819    GET DIRECTIONS

Exporting and Importing for Small Businesses

Learn from representatives of the International Trade Administration about how your business can begin importing and exporting. Unlock new business opportunities through international trade! Hosted by U.S. Commercial Service Sacramento. 

TIME: 1pm - 2:30pm

LOCATION: ONLINE; link to join provided after registration

Day 4

Thursday, May 4


Transportation Summit

Explore procurement opportunities with transit (freight, air and ground) agencies from Sacramento and San Joaquin counties. Hosted by Sacramento Valley SBDC and San Joaquin SBDC. 

TIME: Begins at 9am

LOCATION: Lodi Hutchins Street Square, 125 S. Hutchins, St, Lodi, CA, 95240   GET DIRECTIONS


SBA Small Business Awards Luncheon & Expo

Luncheon announcing and honoring the recipients of this year's SBA Small Business Awards. A resource expo will precede the luncheon portion. Hosted by California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and California Hispanic SBDC. 

TIME: 10am-2pm 

LOCATION: Kimpton-Sawyer Hotel, 500 J Street, Sacramento, CA, 95814     GET DIRECTIONS

Small Business Startup to Success Forum

Learn about the fundamentals of starting a business! 

If you’re thinking about starting a new business or are already in the process of launching your new venture, attend this panel discussion to learn about business basics. Our expert panel will discuss best practices for common issues that businesses encounter. Come prepared and get your questions answered by our panelists! Hosted by California Capital FDC. 

TIME: 3pm-5:30pm

LOCATION: 1792 Tribute Road, Suite 455, Sacramento, CA, 95815    GET DIRECTIONS

May Marketplace Small Business Pop-Up

Shop from entrepreneurs and small business owners from across the Greater Sacramento area! Featuring artisan goods, clothing and accessories, handmade confections and more, this is the perfect opportunity to support many small business owners in one convenient location. Hosted by California Capital FDC. 

TIME: 5pm-7:30pm

LOCATION: 1792 Tribute Road, Suite 270, Sacramento, CA, 95815    GET DIRECTIONS

Day 5

Friday, May 5

California Black Chamber of Commerce Business Mixer

Please join us for an evening of creativity, inspiration and conversation. Business owners, aspiring entrepreneurs, and creatives from across the Sacramento region join together for this event. Build your business network! Hosted by California Black Chamber of Commerce. 

TIME: 5:30-8pm

LOCATION: Seasons 52, 1689 Arden Way Suite 1065, Sacramento, CA, 95815   GET DIRECTIONS

Events made possible thanks to our generous sponsor


Also happening during Small Business Week


The Art of Government Contracting | Tuesday, May 2, 12pm

At this event you will have the opportunity to learn from Aleisha Beckum, the Founder and Owner of uProfyt. uProfyt enables businesses to become agile, progressive and sustainable through our creative business strategies, which drive growth. The business leaders at uProfyt operate from the front lines to catalyze the transformation process, seamlessly connecting it across all business units and functions. Hosted by the Carlsen Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Sacramento State. Learn More.

Learn from a Local: Fengru Lin, TurtleTree | Thursday, May 4 ,5:30pm 

TurtleTree is a biotech company revolutionizing food for good.

Trailblazing with the most valuable ingredient in milk, in 2023, TurtleTree will release LF+, the world’s first sustainably produced lactoferrin made using cutting-edge precision fermentation technology. Lactoferrin is a bioactive milk protein that nutritionally enhances not only plant-based foods but every single food product. This process enables animals to live carefree, happier lives. Learn from a Local is a new speaker series, hosted by AgStart, a non-profit organization that supports entrepreneurs advancing innovation in agriculture, food, and health. On the 1st Thursday evening of every month, AgStart will host a local speaker from the agriculture, food, and health world to speak on a topic relevant to the entrepreneurial ecosystem. The goal is to offer a space to learn about our region and connect with local individuals while expanding the AgStart community. Hosted by AgStart. Learn More

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