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Mobile Developers
4:30 - 6 PM
Grilla Bites

RADD (Redding Area Designers and Developers) Christmas Party
4 PM
Build It

Pitch Breakfast
7:15 - 8:30 AM

Beer & Bytes


SAGE Angel Mtg


High School STEM Career Day
9:30 - 1:30 PM
Civic Auditorium

Season's Greetings

This has been a busy time for the EDC and the startup community. In addition to four large companies touring the region as potential relocations, there has been a flurry of startup activity. With five new startups officially launching this quarter, growing angel investment, and the incubator progress, we are thankful for all that 2014 has brought and look forward to 2015.

We wish you A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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Three Area Startups Recognized at Innovate North State

On Thursday, November 20th Innovate North State held their annual Vanguard Business Gala where they celebrated achievements made by companies, entrepreneurs and startups in the 530 region. Among recognized for their innovation were:  FireWhat, a GIS wildfire mapping startup, Progress Adviser, a teacher evaluation platform, and Boxtastic, a trainer app for Crossfit Gyms, created by Ebbex.

Startup Highlights

New Companies, Launches, and Updates

In November, two startups launched new sites: and Save1, founded by Josh Cerbaugh and Blair Reynolds, is an online coupon site that allows shoppers to do good as well as score deals. For every coupon used, they donate 3 meals to the hungry. 


Charity Sound is a music sharing platform that promotes new artists and their music while supporting charitable causes. Their team includes Benjamin Briceno, Jake Shelby, Alex Anderson and Dave McHarness.


Have a consumer product looking for national distribution? The We Dream Center, founded by Tim Linnet of Linnet Pharmaceuticals, is a resource based in Redding that assists entrepreneurs in placing their product nationally. Call Hope at the EDC for more info. 224-4920

On Wednesday, November 19, 2014, FireWhat,  a startup specializing in wildfire mapping technologies, held GIS Day at their training facility in Dunsmuir.
In partnership with Shasta College, educators and students from Anderson, Dunsmuir and Shasta College toured GIS equipped vehicles, met GIS professionals and learned about real-world applications. Students also participated in a city-wide Geo hunt using GIS mapping technology. National Geographic Senior Cartographer, Martin Gamache, concluded the day by presenting a workshop on the art and science it takes to create his maps.

    Wildcard Expands to North Bay Area

Wildcard is partnering with Mesa Distributing to distribute to the Sonoma and Marin areas. They received their first delivery of Wildcard brews last month.  They strive to source products and services within 500 miles of our facility as much as possible and intend to exclusively sell beers within that same area. Wildcard is committed to remain Northern California based and focused.

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