SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Some Sacramento natives are using their tech skills to boost jobs, and hopefully spark a new idea right here at home.

They call it a hacker’s lab.

“We are a tech company that works in the social media marketing space,” said CEO Alexander Lowe.

The tech start-up iSnap Social has officially opened its doors in midtown, bringing new jobs to the city’s growing startup community.

“We’re helping businesses connect with their consumers, and consumers connect with their friends in the real world on social networks,” said Lowe.

The dynamic team members, including Lowe, are all Sacramento natives.

Creators at iSnap say the valley is a perfect place for the startup.

“It is really a great place to establish a name because it is a merging area, and you can stand out from the crowd; whereas, in Silicon Valley, there it’s hard to differentiate yourself,” said Lowe.

The company is the brains behind a mobile social media station.

“You take a picture, it will snap you, and then you can post to Facebook and send by email,” said Lowe.

The photo sharing concept is great for marketing and expanding business.

As for tech startups, they are bringing new jobs to the area.

“We are growing. That is part of being a startup. We are growing fast. We have doubled our staff in the last couple months and will double again by early next year,” said Lowe.

You will even see them overseas.

“We are expanding to Australia and Mexico, Canada, Fiji, we are talking with people in Brazil, Russia, so we are expanding pretty quick,” said Director of Sales, Mike Delautre.

For this startup, it’s all about giving back to the community.

“The community in Sacramento has really supported startups. Even through the hard economic times, there have been a lot of people that have been great mentors and great advisors, not just to me but to the community too,” said Lowe.

The downtown Sacramento company started in 2010, and has grown dramatically in the last two years.


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