Two Nevada County startups to present at Innovate Northstate gathering in Chico

Nevada County startups represent two of the five presenting companies at Innovate North State’s new Golden Triangle Capital Network launch event on May 6, according to the Economic Resource Council.

Traitware will make a 10-minute presentation while JobVille will be making a two-minute “elevator pitch.”

The Golden Triangle Capital Network serves as a catalyst for connecting capital and business opportunity in the Golden Triangle region of Northern California, which includes Chico, Redding, Nevada County and the I-80 corridor.

“Considering the growing number and quality of start-up companies in the region overall, it’s especially pleasing that two of the five start-up companies being featured are from Nevada County,” stated ERC Executive Director Jon Gregory.

Individuals, businesses or entities who invest in start-ups, established companies or commercial real estate projects are invited guests and should RSVP to Justin Miller ( as seating is limited to up to 40 individuals.

Brief overview of each company

Traitware is an early-stage authentication company in Nevada County with four patents pending that is revolutionizing the resource enterprise access platform by eliminating username and password logins. The chief executive for Traitware, Dr. Herbert W. Spencer, recently moved to Grass Valley. He is interested in making Nevada County the company’s headquarters as well.

JobVille is a seed-stage startup in Nevada City. Last year, Jobville beat out 800 entries to win the Skills Gap Challenge, a national competition sponsored by the Economist-Lumina Foundation. Its award winning mobile platform uses game mechanics to help students overcome the biggest challenge they face: job search.

—Nevada County Economic Resource Council

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