Eric Ullrich has been a community innovation advocate in the greater Sacramento region for the last seven years. He co-founded Hacker Lab, a maker space and education facility in Midtown that hosts over 40 events a month. As Hacker Lab’s growth strategy director, he develops innovation programs focused on improving the Sacramento economy. Eric has also created and currently directs the Startup Hustle bootcamp, a six-week entrepreneurial skills building program. Currently, he’s learning Irish fiddle tunes on acoustic guitar.
In August 2016, the City of Sacramento made the pledge to become a Fab City. Joining 14 cities around the world — including Barcelona, Paris and Shenzhen — Sacramento’s 50-year commitment makes it the first city on the Pacific West Coast to honor the MIT-spearheaded proposal, the Fab City Initiative.