Sacramento Kings Announce the Top 4 in Capitalize: Technology Competition

The 2024 Capitalize: Technology competition has narrowed to 4 final contestants.

Yesterday, the Sacramento Kings hosted Pitch Day at Golden 1 Center presented by Dialpad, the City of Sacramento’s Office of Innovation and Economic Development and Consolidated Communications. During Pitch Day, the Top 8 companies presented their technology to a panel of successful entrepreneurs, executives and investors, including:

  • John Rinehart, Sacramento Kings President of Business Operations
  • Sara Jew-Lim, Dialpad Senior Director Product Management Operation and Strategy
  • Sara Ledterman, 3 Plus VC Founder
  • Aubree Taylor, City of Sacramento Office of Innovation and Economic Development Project Manager

After deliberation, the panel announced the Top 4 companies that would advance to the final round of the competition. These entrepreneurs then went on to create pitch videos for fan voting. Starting Monday, April 1, fans can visit Kings.com/Capitalize to view each contestant’s video and vote for their favorite startup. Fans will have until halftime of the Kings vs Pelicans game on April 11 to submit their votes. The judges and fan votes will be tallied to determine the 2024 Capitalize: Technology winner. The winner will be announced during the game and awarded a $10,000 cash prize towards the development of their startup and two years of access to Dialpad communication services.

Meet the Top 4 Contestants:

Birth By Us is a data-driven pregnancy and postpartum app for women of color, empowering them to navigate their journeys with personalized insights, while simultaneously providing valuable insights to healthcare providers. 

  • Twitter: @birthbyus 

Plum Identity uses behavioral analytics to detect fraud in government benefit programs, without the use of Personally Identifiable Information (PII). 

  • Twitter: @PlumIdentity 

Augmenting educator decision making through the power of AI analysis. 

  • Twitter: @strivedio 

Unstructured transforms organizations' complex, unstructured data like PDFs, PPTX, HTML files and more into formats compatible with LLMs so employees can chat with their internal data. 

  • Twitter: @UnstructuredIO 

How to Vote: Starting Monday, April 1, fans can visit Kings.com/Capitalize to view each of the final pitch videos and cast vote by filling out the voting form found on the Capitalize webpage.


  • The voting form can only be completed once in the contest period.
  • Fans have until halftime of the Kings vs Pelicans game on April 11 to vote.
  • Fan and judge’s votes will be tallied together to determine the 2024 Capitalize: Technology winner.

The Capitalize: Technology contest is just one of the franchise’s commitments to support innovation and entrepreneurship in the Sacramento region and beyond. For more information on the Capitalize competition visit Kings.com/Capitalize.