Often there’s information missing that can really help entrepreneurs grow, to take them to the next level.
Aubree Taylor, Office of Innovation and Development, City of Sacramento
Promote diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Sacramento’s business community grows more diverse every year, but the gap between those thriving and struggling is also growing, especially among BIPOC-owned and women-owned businesses. Mentorship delivered from a diverse local and global network of experienced professionals can serve as a tool to address this problem.
A targeted focus, at scale.
Mentor Sacramento’s approach is to open Sacramento’s business community to the world, but with a concentrated focus on inclusive stakeholder groups, so that we can best serve the community at scale.
No echo chambers.
By tapping into MicroMentor’s global network and connecting professionals city-wide, Mentor Sacramento pushes participants out of their comfort zones and “information bubbles,” towards new ideas and perspectives that cultivate innovation and success.
Community of trust.
The platform offers 24/7 user support, a clear agreement between mentor and mentee about the monitoring of community expectations for the platform and the sharing of personal business information, Mentor Sacramento is a free and safe place to collaborate.
The City of Sacramento, Office of Innovation & Economic Development
The City of Sacramento is committed to growing a strong, inclusive, and vibrant economy. The Office of Innovation & Economic Development encourages job growth and investment in the City of Sacramento by retaining, attracting, growing, and scaling new and innovative businesses.
As an advocate and resource, the Office of Innovation & Economic Development assists in creating the conditions that make it easy to do business in Sacramento.
- Resource and incentive programs
- Site selection
- Project assistance and financing options
- Promoting the City and region as a desirable business location
- Creating opportunities for international trade and investment
Carlsen Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
The Carlsen Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Sacramento State provides access to innovation and entrepreneurship education, programs and mentorship. Our mission is to make innovation and entrepreneurship simple, accessible and pervasive throughout the Greater Sacramento Region. The success of entrepreneurs balances on the collaboration and support between the regional entrepreneurial ecosystem and the academic ecosystems. By forging alliances with students and faculty, along with public and private organizations, the Carlsen Center offers practical experience in experimentation and innovation, coupled with networking and collaborative opportunities to support the next generation of impact-driven innovators and entrepreneurs at Sac State and in the regional ecosystem.
The Sacramento Region is rich with experienced and successful entrepreneurs and is a community of ecosystem builders. The Carlsen Center is excited to partner with the City of Sacramento as a Program Catalyst to successfully design, launch, implement and scale the usage of Mentor Sacramento. This collaboration will build on a community that values and supports entrepreneurial risk-taking and innovation in an effort to solve complex problems and build sustainable solutions for our future. By driving success for entrepreneurs, we will build a thriving region.
Mentor Sacramento is powered by MicroMentor
A program of Mercy Corps, MicroMentor’s easy-to-use social platform enables the world’s largest community of entrepreneurs and business mentors to create powerful connections, solve problems, and build successful businesses together. Committed to a world in which everyone contributes to a thriving economic future, MicroMentor empowers entrepreneurs to be changemakers and provides mentors with a deeper sense of purpose.