Sat.Mar 09, 2019 - Fri.Mar 15, 2019

Study: Cybersecurity Industry Growing In San Diego

socalTECH

A nonprofit organization focused on promoting cybersecurity and related jobs in San Diego, the Cyber Center of Excellence , says it has commissioned a study which has found that cybersecurity related jobs have grown in San Diego by 11 percent since 2016, with the industry generating $2.2 billion in GDP.

Investment in Technology and Automation Across Industry in LA County

SoCal Tech Calendar

Thursday, March 21, 2019 -- R.E.D Talk: Investment in Technology and Automation Across Industry in LA County. aking a closer look at how industries like transportation, aerospace, trade and logistics, manufacturing, and banking are adapting to new waves of technology and advancement in automation. See [link] (more

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Own The Problem, Lead The Solution

Alon Schwartz

Sometimes you find yourself in a situation where a major deadline wasn’t met. A sales goal wasn’t reached. An important deliverable wasn’t delivered. People were waiting on you. You fell behind schedule. You or your team got distracted with other urgent matters. For whatever reason, you just couldn’t make it happen. And then the house of cards collapses on itself. There’s no getting around the fact that you didn’t deliver as promised. You’re up s**t creek without a paddle.

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Tesla Model Y orders are now open

TechCrunch LA

Customers can already place an order for the Tesla Model Y, a mid-sized crossover SUV that won’t go into production until 2020. Tesla requires a $2,500 deposit to complete the order for the all-electric vehicle, according to information posted on its website.

How to Run an Effective Networking Dinner

Both Sides of the Table

Photo by Juliette F on Unsplash Networking is a critical part of relationship building and there is no event more valuable to building relationships than the proverbial “breaking of bread” with people.

Can you overcome five risks and create wealth?

Berkonomics

Of course, we are speaking of increased valuation of your company when we speak of “wealth.” Especially if you are in the early stage of growing a business, these five risks can and often do derail entrepreneurs before realizing the riches of a great exit. So, let’s examine them and mitigate them.

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How to watch Elon Musk unveil the Tesla Model Y

TechCrunch LA

Tesla is scheduled to reveal the Model Y — the next electric vehicle in the electric automaker’s lineup — tonight at an event in Los Angeles after, not months, but years of teasers and hints from CEO Elon Musk. Tesla will live stream the Model Y unveiling event at 8 pm PT via its website.

SaneBox Connects Into Ingram Micro's Cloud Marketplace

socalTECH

Los Angeles-based email software developer SaneBox , which develops artificial intelligence software that helps people prioritize and sort their emails, is now available on the cloud marketplace run by technology distributor Ingram Micro. According to SaneBox, the move will make it easier for its channel partners to sell the SaneBox AI and productivity products alongside other software-as-a-service applications.

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8 Startup Lessons From “The Founder” Movie

InfoChachkie

A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes. Even when it was published on Netflix, I had no desire to see The Founder movie, as it was clear from the film’s preview that it was yet another, “businessperson gone bad” film.

10 Business Plan Tips Too Many Entrepreneurs Forget

Startup Professionals Musings

If you want people to invest in your idea, then my best advice is first write a business plan, and keep it simple. Don't confuse your business plan with a doctoral thesis or the back of a napkin. Keep the wording and formatting straightforward, and keep the plan short.

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The Life, Troubles, and Celgene Legacy of Deal Guru George Golumbeski

Xconomy

George Golumbeski is one of the most prolific dealmakers in the biopharmaceutical world. But the deal that changed his life is a pact he made with himself when he was ten years old. Playing with friends in front of his house in Hampton, VA, he watched his mother drag his dead-drunk father, a U.S.

Techstars Foundation Opens Grant Applications From Nonprofits

socalTECH

The Techstars Foundation , the nonprofit arm of startup accelerator operator Techstars which is focused on increasing the number of under-represented entrepreneurs in the technology industry, is looking to give $10,000 to $50,000 to nonprofits working in the area, Techstars said Friday.

TCVN's 2019 Investor Speed Dating

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7 Facts Of Business Life People Learn From Experience

Startup Professionals Musings

When I started mentoring entrepreneurs and startups a few years ago, I anticipated that I would get mostly tough technical questions, but instead I more often hear things like “Where do I start?”

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Blood Test Study Meets Goal, Validates Epic’s Prostate Cancer Target

Xconomy

Epic Sciences has commercialized a blood test that can predict how likely a patient with late-stage prostate cancer treated with hormones is likely to respond to an additional course of such therapy.

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Insights and Opinions: Action Items for Improving Team Efficiency

socalTECH

For our Insights and Opinions section this morning--where we feature contributions from our readers we have a contribution from Braven Greenelsh, who talks about improving your team's efficiency. After more than two decades of working with small, agile teams who represent large, multi-billion dollar companies, Ive learned a few things. Most notably, in every single relationship known to man, communication is the single most critical element when it comes to working efficiently with others.

TechFire Spring 2019 Conference

SoCal Tech Calendar

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 --.

How To Focus On Relationships To Maximize Your Brand

Startup Professionals Musings

Brands are people first. Customers are people too, so customers tend to take their relationship with a brand personally. Thus it’s not a surprise that people love their favorite smartphone brand, cringe when you mention their cable company, or even hate the mention of a particular bank.

Drug-Price Watchdog ICER Dives into Trump-Fueled Pharma Rebate Debate

Xconomy

With public and political winds blowing in the same direction, significant reform of the complicated U.S. drug-pricing system seems ever more likely.

Cubic Acquires Nuvotronics

socalTECH

San Diego-based Cubic Corporation said late Thursday that it has acquired Nuvotrpnics , a provider of microfabricated radio frequency (RF) products, in a deal worth $64M in cash plus up to $8M in earn out. Nuvotronics is based in Durham, North Carolina. According to Cubic, the deal will help it enhance its Cubic Mission Solutions' portfolio.

Energy Storage: Key to ending our dependence on fossil fuels and getting to 100% renewable energy. (2019-03-20)

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5 Keys To Boosting The Performance Of A Business Team

Startup Professionals Musings

It takes an effective team to attract and serve a community in business these days.

Servier Licenses CureMatch Tech for Custom Cancer Drug Treatments

Xconomy

A global pharmaceutical company based in France has licensed software developed by San Diego digital health startup CureMatch that aims to help cancer doctors customize the combination of drugs they prescribe to patients based on mutations in cancer DNA.

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Lytx Wins Concrete Hauler For Driver Safety Systems

socalTECH

San Diego-based Lytx , which develops vidoe-based driver safety systems for the commercial and public sector, reported this morning that it has scored a win with concrete company Lauren Concrete. According to Lytx, Lauren Concrete, which has a fleet of 245 concrete mixing vehicles, 18-wheel hauling trucks, and pick-up trucks, will roll out its systems to its entire fleet.

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Hyperloop brunchwork

SoCal Tech Calendar

Saturday, March 16, 2019 -- Hyperloop brunchwork. You're invited to an unforgettable brunch with Hyperloop Co-Founder and CEO Dirk Ahlborn. Enjoy a fireside chat with Dirk, curated connections, a business challenge and pitch off. over a seasonal, locally-sourced meal. See [link] (more

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Convergence 2019: the best one yet!

Startup San Diego

Thanks to everyone–all 860 of you–who made it to Convergence this year! We wanted to provide you with a quick recap below. If you want more info on all the great sessions and speakers, definitely visit the event page.

Connect, Longtime Local Accelerator, Names Silvia Mah as President

Xconomy

Connect, a 34-year-old nonprofit which runs the well-known Springboard Accelerator Program for startups, announced Monday that it had tapped Silvia Mah, a San Diego investor and entrepreneur, as its new president.

Two Bit Circus Hosts Esports Tournament

socalTECH

Los Angeles-based Two Bit Circus , the "micro-amusement park" operator which is combining technology, entertainment, science, education, and more at its first venue in LA, said it is hosting its first ever e-sports tournament, in a deal with Game On. According to Two Bit Circus, is is hosting a live, Super Smash Bros Ultimate tournament, which will feature a $1,000 prize pool.

Hulu, Spotify Bundle Services For Just $9.99 A Month

socalTECH

Los Angeles-based streaming television provider Hulu , and streaming music provider Spotify have launched a new effort, which bundles both services together for just $9.99 a month, the two announced today. According to the two, it will offer up Hulu with all Spotify Premium accounts, giving access to Spotify's music, podcasts, and Hulu's TV and movies, all in a single bundle. The Hulu service included in the bundle is Hulu's commercially supported service.

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Bird Cuts Five Percent Of Staff, Says Report

socalTECH

Santa Monica-based scooter rental service Bird has laid off approximately 5% of its full-time staff, according to a report on Thursday, in what has been attributed to an effort to "contain costs". The report said 40 people were laid off. The move follows similar cuts over at the scooter department of Lyft, which laid off approximately 50 people in its bicycle and scooter operations, just ahead of an expected IPO filing.