The Sacramento iHub focuses on medical and clean technologies, and is led by SARTA, the Sacramento Area Regional Technology Alliance, which has been focused on accelerating the growth and development of technology companies and the technology sector in the Sacramento region since 2001. The Sacramento iHub is a key component of SARTA’s efforts to develop the Sacramento region into a nationally recognized center of technology and technological innovation, as evidenced by a significant number of technology companies growing, developing and prospering in the region. Like SARTA, the Sacramento iHub has a nine-county scope, including Butte, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Solano, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba counties.
SARTA’s MedStart program provides the iHub’s emphasis on medical technology. MedStart connects entrepreneurs and executives at the region’s seventy-four medical technology and healthcare information technology companies to the resources that can help them to grow successfully, creating high-value jobs. MedStart companies seek to make healthcare safer, more effective, and less costly, through technology.
CleanStart, SARTA’s program to stimulate the development and success of early stage clean tech companies, was founded in 2005. Recently, independent analysis from Next 10 noted that the Sacramento region led the state from 1995-2008, with green jobs growth of 87%. CleanStart reports annually on the clean tech sector, connects entrepreneurs and exectives to the resources they need, and hosts the Sacramento Clean Tech Showcase, the largest in the region, with more than 800 attendees in 2009.
Through programs such as these, and extensive partnerships between government, research, and business, the Sacramento iHub is constantly driving for growth in technology companies founded, funded, and growing in the Sacramento region.
Meg Arnold, CEO
SARTA (the Sacramento Area Regional Technology Alliance)
3801 Power Inn Rd
Sacramento, CA 95826