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Sacramento Growth Factory

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About the Growth Factory

Based at the HaneyBiz HUB in Rocklin, the Growth Factory is a year-long nonprofit accelerator with a mission to scale truly great companies in the Sacramento region. The Growth factory supports early-stage founders from Northern California with capital, capacity building programs, and an engaged community of partners, mentors, customers, advocates, and other founders.

The Growth Factory is a proud member of the Global Accelerator Network (GAN), an organization originally founded by Techstars in 2010, that now supports 120 accelerators around the world. Through this network, founders get 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.

Growth Factory founder, Mark Haney, is a successful Sacramento entrepreneur who serves on the Carlsen Center Advisory Board. In the episode of The Mark Haney Show", below, Mark is joined by his cofounders Monique Brown and Rick Spencer. They share how the Growth Factory is being designed to accelerate 100 local founders with world-class potential over the next 4 years and why now is the time to make this happen in Sacramento. If you are an investor, successful executive or entrepreneur, civic leader, citizen, a customer of, or advocate for local startups, listen in to learn more about how you can get involved!

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Now Accepting Applications For Our Next Cohort

We are accepting applications and referrals for pre-seed / seed stage venture backable companies from the Greater Sacramento region for our second cohort scheduled to launch May 2022.

If you are a founding team with world class potential (or if you know one) and are looking for a place to build your startup alongside some of the most talented, resourced and committed people in the region -- we want to meet you!

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