San Diego Founder Institute Deadline Nears


One of the groups trying to help local startups in their efforts to find funding and get to the next leve, the Founder Institute , said this morning that its early deadline for its Spring 2013, San Diego session is this Sunday. classes mentoring startups diego institute founder

Plug and Play San Diego Finds Home in New Downtown Works Space


Plug and Play San Diego has formed a partnership with Downtown Works, a new co-working space in downtown San Diego, which will give the local Plug and Play program a place to call home.

San Diego Airport Aims At Startups With New Accelerator


In an unusual move, the San Diego International Airport is hoping to make it easier for startup and innovators to figure out how well their services work in an airport setting, with a new Innovation Lab , the airpot said on Monday. According to the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority , the new "Innovation Lab" is an accelerator for innovative products and ideas in the airport industry, and will be run by Detecon Inc, a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom (the owner of T-Mobile).

San Diego Airport Courts Aims At Startups With New Accelerator


In an unusual move, the San Diego International Airport is hoping to make it easier for startup and innovators to figure out how well their services work in an airport setting, with a new Innovation Lab , the company said on Monday. According to the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority , the new "Innovation Lab" is an accelerator for innovative products and ideas in the airport industry, and will be run by Detecon Inc, a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom (the owner of T-Mobile).

Startup San Diego Announces New Executive Director – Press Release

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SAN DIEGO — Aug 16, 2018 — Startup San Diego, is a nonprofit organization which fosters collaboration amongst entrepreneurs, mentors, and investors to accelerate and grow the greater San Diego startup community. The post Startup San Diego Announces New Executive Director – Press Release appeared first on Startup San Diego.

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


View the Slideshow A little more than a year ago, amid a resurgence in San Diego’s software sector, Xconomy identified a baker’s dozen of local tech companies to watch in 2016. 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.

Founder Institute: 12 Firms Out of San Diego


The San Diego arm of the Founder Institute , the entrepreneurship mentoring effort started by Adeo Ressi, said Friday that it has graduated 12 companies from its Fall 2009 San Diego semester. Tags: founder institute entrepreneurship mentoring entrepreneur startup adeo ressi diego

Intrigue In Death of San Diego Angel Investor


The death earlier this month of a San Diego Tech Coast Angel, John G. Watson , who organized San Diego's Tech Coast Angels QuickPitch event, is now being investigated as a possible homicide, according to unconfirmed reports sourced by the Frank Peters Show. According to The San Diego Police have opened a homicide investigation into a suspicious death of Watson, and that it was suspected Watson was a victim of fraud and embezzlement.

Amid Gender Gap Talk, Mentor Network Emerges For Women In Health, Bio


Launched last fall, a nonprofit mentoring program for women in healthcare and biotech has already signed up about 100 women, according to its founder.

Kauffman Fellows Take On VC Sexual Harassment, Bench Mentor McClure


It provides a two-year mentoring and education program, and then lifelong membership in a global network where members have been screened for integrity and other character traits. (A If you’re looking for a counterpoint to the recent flurry of news stories about sexual harassment and gender bias in the tech sector, the Kauffman Fellows program isn’t a bad place to start.

Agtech Accelerator Radicle Recruits Industry Vets to Mentor Startups


Former Sapphire Energy CEO Jason Pyle is one of four agricultural technology veterans who have agreed to advise the startups taking root at Radicle, the San Diego-based accelerator focused on agricultural and food tech ventures. Radicle named Pyle, who is now the CEO of BaseHealth, a Silicon Valley healthtech developer of analytic software, as a venture partner in a statement released last week.

SDSI Accelerator For Sports Startups Gets Qualcomm Foundation Boost


SDSI, a nonprofit organization based north of San Diego in coastal Solana Beach, focuses on advancing companies that involve sports, active lifestyles, health, and wellness. The organization recently announced that SDSI’s next class of companies will be sponsored by Qualcomm Foundation, and will receive mentoring from experienced employees at the locally based tech giant.

California Accelerators Enroll Startups Targeting Cannabis Industry


On Monday, nine startups began a 16-week program at Canopy San Diego , a new accelerator program for seed-stage companies developing new technologies, products, and services to support the legal cannabis industry.

Bio Roundup: Michael Becker, Suzanne Eaton, Gene Therapy Moves & More


It seems at times we’re never far removed from any one person, through their published papers, social media connections, friends, colleagues, or people they’ve mentored. The life science and healthcare worlds are vast.

Three Ways to Bolster The Innovation Ecosystem for Women


When the topic of encouraging more female leadership in the startup economy arises, discussions usually center on what women entrepreneurs should do differently. How they should present with greater authority, or how they should “dress the part” for their next investor pitch.

“Stay Lean as Long as You Can,” and Other VC Wisdom from Mark Suster


In San Diego, the complaints often focus on the relative scarcity of venture capital and hometown VC firms. Startup Week San Diego Crowd at Mark Suster Talk. What does it take to build a startup in today’s market?

How We Won $50,000 Award in SBA Growth Accelerator Fund Contest


Recently, the student accelerator program mystartupXX , a joint program of UC San Diego’s Rady School of Management and the Jacobs School of Engineering, won a $50,000 grant from the U.S.

Exit Interview: Lita Nelsen on MIT Tech Transfer, Startups & Culture


And the Sloan School responded, and now … Next Page » Reprints | Share: Boston Boston blog main Boston top stories National blog main National top stories San Diego blog main San Francisco blog main American Research and Development American Superconductor Amicon Bell Labs Bob Brown Cambridge DEC desh deshpande Digital Equipment Corp. [ Editor’s note: This is part of a series of stories examining entrepreneurship on MIT’s campus and beyond. ].

K5Launch Launches Venture Accelerator


The accelerator said that it is aiming at helping entrepreneurs--particularly in the social and mobile technology space--in Los Angeles, San Diego, and Orange County with pre-seed funding and mentoring.

Black Fellowship Students Headed From HBCUs to VC Boardrooms


In mid-October, eleven college students will be flying to California for an opportunity that would be the envy of any Ivy League MBA candidate—they’ll meet the venture capital firm partners who will personally mentor them throughout the school year.

Workforce Trends, Economy, & More: Q&A With Alexandria’s Joel Marcus


from San Francisco, San Diego, and Seattle on the west coast to Boston, New York, and Research Triangle Park out east. Our campuses also provide great world-class conference facilities, and we also do a lot of hands-on mentoring.

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Why Teenagers Make Great Entrepreneurs


They need to be connected to entrepreneurial networks, mentors, and leaders to help them find their footing. What is the ideal age to start a company? It’s a question that often circulates in the business press and on tech blogs.

Radicle Accelerator Fund Launches to Nurture AgTech Innovation


Radicle representatives plan to discuss their plans for the accelerator during AgTech Week 2016 , an ag investment conference being held in San Francisco this week. Radicle’s physical presence includes sites in San Diego; Palo Alto, CA; Research Triangle Park; parts of the Midwest; and Israel.

New Survey Highlights “Lethargic Pace” of Healthcare Gender Equity


People are building mentoring networks. The San Francisco firm, which also issues reports and advocates for the growing sector at the intersection of health, data science, and mobile communication, says it surveyed more than 300 women for its annual gender diversity report. To close the healthcare and life sciences gender gap, there have been programs to move women into the boardroom. And there have been public pledges to do better.

The Gap Has Two Sides


Help gather data when asked, mentor diverse entrepreneurs, read up on best practices around the country, and call out bad behavior if it needs addressing. About two years ago, I was asked to join a Babson College panel discussing the gender gap in venture capital.

Story of a Startup Weekend Veteran | The Good, The Bad, and the UGLY!

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IF AT FIRST YOU DON’T SUCCEED, TRY & TRY AGAIN: Startup Weekend San Diego was held two weeks later at a beautiful venue in the heart of Balboa Park at the Hall of Champions. But a wise mentor of mine said, “Go with your gut!

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The XX Factor: Fixing Biotech’s Gender Imbalance in the C-Suite


This leads to fewer females available to rise the ranks at biotech companies, which ultimately leads to fewer high-level women to mentor and cultivate additional female talent. Women continue to be vastly under-represented in management and executive-level positions throughout the life science industry—an inequity that came into the spotlight earlier this year when a biotech consulting firm hired female models to improve the male-female ratio at its convention after-party.

Sony Electronics Launches Competition For Female Filmmakers, Photographers


operations out of San Diego, says it has launched a contest that will award $21,000 in project budget and up to $5,000 in Sony gear to female photographers and filmmakers. In addition to the funding and equipment, Sony said it helps connect winners with a group of female mentors. sony diego photographer filmmaker female competition contest mentorshipSony Electronics , which runs its U.S.

What You Missed On Your Holiday Vacation, SoCal Technology Edition


In the latest roundup of fundings (big few weeks for San Diego, apparently): PatientSafe Solutions ($20M, San Diego, mobile health). Solarflare ($22M, San Diego, high speed networking). Ignyta ($6M, San Diego, personalized medicine).

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Avalon Ventures Spins Out New Company, Iron Horse Therapeutics


San Diego-based venture investor Avalon Ventures , along with biopharmaceuticals firm GSK said this morning that the two companies are spinning out a new company, Iron Horse Therapeutics , backed by $10M in funding. The companies said that Iron Horse will also receive R&D support from Avalon and GSK (GlaxoSmithKline), as well as R&D and mentoring support from COI Pharmaceuticals.

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EvoNexus Launches Incubator Effort With Cisco


Startup entrepreneurs in San Diego have yet more resources at the EvoNexus startup incubator, after EvoNexus and Cisco said that they will be launching a new, joint incubation program called CiscoEIR@EvoNexus. According to the two, the new program is aimed at helping promote further technology development in the San Diego Area, by connecting early stage, business-to-business startups with Cisco and its partners.

EvoNexus Open House

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EvoNexus is an incubator for early stage high tech companies in the San Diego area. The brainchild of San Diego high tech industry group, CommNexus, EvoNexus provides mentoring, education, facilities, utilities, and other services for start-up companies before they have achieved sustainability through revenues or private funding. Friday, May 21, 2010 -- EvoNexus Open House. Overview of EvoNexus application process and facility tour.

Independa Joins EvoNexus Incubator


San Diego-based Independa , the developer of technology to help senior citizens live independently longer, has been selected for San Diego's EvoNexus incubator. EvoNexus is the business incubation effort being run by CommNexus, which looks to provide office space, utilities, broadband, mentoring, and other assistance to startups.

Murder Charges In Tech Coast Angel Death


The San Diego Police Department said Wednesday that murder charges have been filed in the death of John G. Watson , a member of the San Diego Tech Coast Angels , who was found dead in June. According to authorities, Kent Thomas Keigwin , age 59, has been charged by the San Diego County District Attorney's Office with the murder of Watson, who had been found by fellow angel investors when he failed to show for a meeting.

How DogVacay Literally Saved my Thanksgiving

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Every year my family meets in San Diego for Thanksgiving. Panic ensued as we couldn’t bring the dogs to San Diego and my brother’s three kids look forward to this great trip all year. ” She arrived late that night in San Diego.