January 10, 2019

Startup of the Month: Japa

As part of an entrepreneurship course at UC Davis, Mathew Magno was instructed to come up with a problem to solve. He didn’t think twice: Magno wanted to solve the nightmare that is finding a place to park.

January 7, 2019

Entrepreneurial alumni are trying to solve real-world problems

Mathew Magno '18 and Charles Chen '18 met in an engineering class at UC Davis. Among their first assignments: Think of a problem that needs solving. They immediately considered the hassles involved in parking cars.

November 5, 2018

Young Alums Create Startup App

A student startup is on track to solve parking problems on campus and elsewhere. The venture, Japa, provides real-time parking information through an app and website.

November 1, 2018

Winners Named in 3rd Annual Sacramento Region Innovatiomn Awards

The Sacramento Region Innovation Awards program is proud to announce the winners of the third annual contest, revealed today during a ceremony hosted by organizers Stoel Rives LLP, Moss Adams LLP and the Sacramento Business Journal.

May 24, 2018

Innovations in Parking

Two UC Davis undergraduates won the $10,000 first prize in the 18th annual UC Davis Big Bang! Business Competition on Thursday, May 24, 2018. Their venture, Japa Inc., takes the pain out of finding parking with a mobile app that employs smart data and advanced analytics to provide drivers with real-time parking availability. The award recognizes the top innovation coming out of this year’s competition.

May 9, 2018

Big Bang! winners earn money for startups

Two undergraduates — with a mobile app to take the pain out of parking for drivers and lot managers — claimed the $10,000 first prize in the 18th annual Big Bang! Business Competition on May 24 at UC Davis. Their venture, Japa, uses smart data and advanced analytics to provide drivers and lot managers with real-time parking information.


Sign up with your email address to receive news and updates.