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About Startup Redding

Accelerating new business ventures in Redding and Northern California.

Why We’re Here

Startup Redding is a collection of entrepreneurs and business owners who believe the world is flat. The world is flat because the ability to launch a game changing idea from anywhere is democratized like never before. Whether you live in San Francisco, Redding, or Shasta Lake City, access to capital, expertise or cutting edge technology, has never been easier.
Even further, we believe that launching a game changing idea does not have the cost that it used to. For years, being a true entrepreneur meant the sacrifice of health, lifestyle, or family. We believe the opposite. Communities like Redding offer the best of both worlds, access to everything needed to build a startup and the ability to live a fantastic life.
Redding entrepreneur, Garrett Viggers, is the perfect example of this startup/lifestyle mix. In February 2014, he founded Limelight Health, which brings quoting, enrolling, and renewing health insurance into a simple, digital experience. Limelight has raised over $30,000,000 and continues to grow as one of the strongest Insurtech Healthcare startups in the country. Garrett and his team have two offices, one in San Francisco, and another in Redding with over 110 employees. Redding offers a lifestyle that is attractive to employees with its low cost of living, little-to-no commute times, and easy access to over 50,000 acres of lakes, 225 miles of trails, 40 waterfalls, and the beautiful Sacramento River.

Join Startup Redding as we forge a new path for founders, showing that Redding is the best place to LIVE and STARTUP!

Leadership Team

Megan Spaulding

DIRECTOR OF STARTUP SUCCESS, SHASTA EDC

Megan’s job is literally to help startups succeed. So much so, that it’s in her job title. As a founder and entreprenuer herself, she is passionate about connecting budding entreprenuers with the resources and connections they need to be successful.

Todd Jones

PRESIDENT, SHASTA EDC

Luke Miner

STARTUP REDDING FOUNDER & SHASTA ANGEL

Eric Hiatt

PRESIDENT, SHASTA ANGELS

Erin Hull

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING & MEMBERSHIP, REDDING CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Joy Thayer

OWNER, SPEROPICTURES

Matt Christensen

INDEPENDENT WEB DEVELOPER

Andrew Hewatt

OWNER, BLOSSOM LAB MARKETING

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