Xconomy Special Report: 12 San Diego Tech Startup to Watch in 2017

Xconomy

I started with a list of companies already screened by the San Diego Venture Group’s annual venture summit, and consulted with investors and startup mentors to refine the list. Within the realm of “most-promising,” these are companies with the elements that tech investors and mentors look for—innovative technology, an outstanding team, and/or an impressive business plan. I widened my net this year.

Lean on Your Networks When Making Early Hires

Tech.Co

Below we’ll outline how to squeeze those last drops of talent out of your own social circles, how to incentivize current employees to lure in potential candidates in their networks, and how to entice “superconnectors” to recruit through their own far-reaching nets.

Three Factors Which Intoxicate Venture Capitalists - Why Your Startup Will (Probably) Not Raise Venture Capital Funding

InfoChachkie

Randy Churchill and his team at PricewaterhouseCoopers meticulously prepare a quarterly report detailing the venture landscape, called Shaking The Money Tree. I guess no one told him about the medical startups that were purchased by Medtronic, Linvatec, Storz, Mentor, etc.,

Why Has LA Suddenly Gotten So Much Attention from VCs and Entrepreneurs?

Both Sides of the Table

And while none has yet had the lasting power of the much bigger NorCal successes I imagine his next moves will continue to be closely watched by those in the know and the countless younger LA entrepreneurs who count Rosenblatt as a mentor may leave an even more lasting impact.

How to Kick Start Your Community’s Startup Scene

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The basic components are obvious: talented founders, great engineers, angel money, venture capital, access to larger corporates (for business, funding & talent), great education / research (for IP breakthroughs) and a sufficient ecosystem of mentors, advisors, executive coaches and mavens.

How This Entrepreneur Raised $28,000 Using Airbnb to Fund Her Startup

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In one year of Airbnb Tracy netted more than $28,000. Once off the ground she could attract mentors from her industry. Daily Candy was one of the earliest successes in the newsletter business, which ultimately sold to Comcast for a reported $125 million.