Five Insights from the National Veterinary Entrepreneurship Academy

"Keep the voice of the customer in every stage to remain relevant and provide the most value to those who purchase your product or service”—Dr. Jennifer Ogeer

UC Davis recently wrapped up the National Veterinary Entrepreneurship Academy. Faculty, graduate students and researchers from veterinary schools across the world learned from leaders in academia and the corporate world who have experience taking innovations to market. Read the article>

Japa Hits Its Post-Pandemic Stride

Mathew Magno, co-founder of Japa, shares the startup’s accomplishments during the pandemic in Sacramento Business Journal. Japa developed an app to help companies, universities and cities manage their parking assets—and help drivers quickly find an empty parking space. Big thank you to Sacramento Business Journal for continuously supporting local startups.

PHIXED Systems Finalist in StartUp Grind

2020 Big Bang! award winner PHIXED Systems advanced as a top 8 finalist in Blackstone Launchpad's annual pitch competition, StartUp Grind, a convening of leaders in technology and big brands at the forefront of innovation. for the chance to win $50,000 in prizes. PHIXED Systems is an advanced analytics platform technology for bio-manufacturing. Read the blog >

Pair Anything on All Things Napa

Christy Serrato, founder and CEO of Pair Anything, was featured on the All Things Napa radio show on KVON-AM - 1440 AM 96.9 FM. Pair Anything won $10K in the 2019 UC Davis Big Bang! for its platform to help wineries connect with customers beyond the tasting room by guiding them on wine and food pairings. Listen to the show >

Cognivive Announces World’s First Prescription Interactive Rehabilitation Device

Cognivive has designed the first prescription interactive rehabilitation device under new FDA regulation. CogniviveVR helps patients recover control over their arms and hands by delivering personalized treatments in the form of highly motivational games at home. Cognivive, co-founded by Tony Simon, won the second prize in the 2018 Big Bang! Business Competition. Read the article >

PairAnything on Good Day Sacramento

Pair Anything, founded by Christy Serrato, was featured recently on Good Day Sacramento. Pair Anything won the $10K Food + Ag Sector Award in our 2019 Big Bang! Business Competition for creating a platform to help wineries connect with customers beyond the tasting room by guiding them on wine and food pairings. Watch the video >

Can Artificial Intelligence Create Jobs?

Founded by Lisa Illes, PHIXED SYSTEMS is featured on the UC Davis Curiosity Gap Blog, excerpted from a story in Forbes exploring how artificial intelligence can create jobs. 2020 Big Bang! award winner PHIXED SYSTEMS is an advanced analytics platform technology for bio-manufacturing. Read the articles: UC Davis > Forbes >

Humanly Gets Funding from Y Combinator

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Humanly, an artificial intelligence startup company, is one of the first tech companies with a presence in Sacramento to receive funding from the prestigious accelerator Y Combinator. Co-founded by Andrew Gardner, Humanly was a finalist in the 2019 UC Davis Big Bang! Business Competition. Read the article >

Transforming the Parking Industry

Launched as a college homework assignment in 2017, Mathew Magno’s parking technology company Japa Inc. has landed contracts with multiple universities, companies and the city of Woodland. Magno and fellow UC Davis alumnus Charles Chen simplified smart parking with a sensor device that relays in real-time parking availability information to an app. Japa won the UC Davis Big Bang! Business Competition in 2018. Read the article >

Recycling: Turning Trash Into Energy

Davis-based Sierra Energy has been developing FastOx gasification for 15 years and has been hired by the U.S. Department of Defense to begin testing the technology in January 2020. FastOx was pitched in the 2003 Big Bang! Business Competition. UC Davis alumnus and competition judge Mike Hart purchased the patents—and Sierra Energy was born. Read the article >