On Saturday, we received word that our donation vendor, which we have been using since 2007, is shutting down operations on September 1. Which means tonight (Monday, August 31) at 9 pm Pacific Daylight Time will be the last opportunity for tickets to Wednesday’s event to be sold online.
Tickets remain available online today and will be available at the door for the Vanguard’s September 2 event, “Forging a Knowledge Economy: How Davis is Benefiting from Entrepreneurs, Startups and Tech Transfer.” At the door you may purchase with cash, check or credit card.
As a reminder, the event is co-hosted by UC Davis (host sponsor) and takes place on Wednesday, September 2nd at 6:00 pm at the UC Davis Conference Center. The panelists include: Jenna Makus, Associate Director for the UC Davis Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Scott Ragsdale, General Manager, Davis Roots; Lonnie Bookbinder, Davis Angels Network; and Tim Keller, founder of VinPerfect & CEO of Area 52.
Last week, the Vanguard announced it would be awarding an attendee, of the September 2 event, a spot at the highly regarded UC Entrepreneurship Academy! Hosted by the UC Davis Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, this three-day course will be held from September 15 to 17, 2015. The winner of an auction will receive the spot at the Academy valued at $1500. (For more information click here). We will have other items to auction as well including four pieces of original photography printed out by local startup, SizzlPix!
On July 30, the Davis Vanguard celebrated its 9th birthday of its founding. In addition to reporting on vital news, the Vanguard has had an ongoing public dialogue about key issues in the city and the region.
Over the past year there have been parallel discussions in the Davis community and Greater Sacramento Region centering around the need for additional space for startups and growing businesses as well as ways to foster the startup culture. In Davis, the startup culture was jump started around groups like Davis Roots and Pollinate Davis and ongoing events such as the meetups by Jumpstart Davis.
The knowledge economy is the use of knowledge and in particular “knowledge-based technology” to help transform human knowledge to technology and help transfer knowledge arising from university research to the market through technology transfer.
The event is open to the general public at $50 per person. Complimentary appetizers and wine will be served. Doors open at 6:00 pm and the discussion will start at 6:30 pm with a brief talk by each panelist, followed by questions from the audience.
To become an event sponsor or purchase individual tickets please visit the following website: http://is.gd/eaxzpO
Direct donations to the Vanguard should be made at PayPal – click here.