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SARTA is the leading non-profit organization accelerating the growth and development of the technology sector in the Sacramento region. We connect and engage the regional tech ecosystem of leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, service providers, community organizations, and educational institutions.

We are a not-for-profit 501(c)3 corporation founded in 2001, and focused on a nine-county region of Butte, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Solano, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba counties.

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SARTA's Mission

SARTA’s mission is to accelerate the growth and development of technology companies and the technology sector in the Sacramento region.

SARTA's Vision

SARTA's vision is 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.

What We Do

In support of its mission, SARTA undertakes programs and activities that:

Accelerate technology ventures, by providing robust and respected hands-on support directly to companies, entrepreneurs, and founders to grow the pipeline of successful companies and increase the quality of the companies in that pipeline.

Celebrate the tech company successes, to raise the profile of the tech sector and create greater awareness of its impact.

Build the region's tech community, by effectively linking people and companies to each other and building critical mass in the network.

Inform about the tech sector, with a set of publications that collectively create a robust profile of the tech sector's impact.

Champion the importance of the tech sector, especially by focusing on the Next Economy's top priority of fostering a strong regional innovation environment.

SARTA Programs - How We Get It Done

AgStart is SARTA’s newest industry-cluster-focused program, promoting innovative sustainable agricultural technology and supporting companies that are bringing thoseproducts to market.

Since 2005, designed to stimulate the development and success of early stage clean technology companies and to build a regional clean tech cluster.

SARTA's MedStart initiative, a rapidly growing regional economic development collaborative, envisions a thriving medical device and medical technology industry in the Sacramento region.

SARTA's monthly seminar series designed to provide local technology and non-technology companies, and emerging entrepreneurs, with strategic workforce development training.

Providing hands-on, customized guidance to assist regional technology companies working towards venture capital funding.

SARTA’s by-invitation peer-to-peer networking groups supporting confidential discussions among C-level technology executives.

A regional industry/university technology center that will serve as a catalyst to accelerate the growth of developing technology companies. 

SARTA Leadership

SARTA is directed by a board of 30+ regional leaders of academic institutions, investment groups, business associations and technology corporations that seek to foster technology innovation and growth in the nine county greater Sacramento region.