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Ecosystems

San Diego Hosts Largest, Most Robust Startup Week to Date

By | Jun 26, 2015 at 10:00 am

It never ceases to amaze me just how fast time really does fly when you’re having fun. I’m sitting here enjoying the San Diego sunshine, reminiscing about the amazing San Diego Startup Week (SDSW) that ended only about a week ago – I feel…

Funding

GoFundMe Founders Agree to Massive Buyout

By | Jun 26, 2015 at 8:00 am

I’d be very surprised if you hadn’t run across a GoFundMe crowdfunding campaign at this point – it’s all over social media. The company was started back in 2010 to help people raise money for good causes, and their growth over the last five…

Communication

A Phone Plan Should Fit Your Life, Not the Other Way Around

By | Jun 12, 2015 at 6:00 pm

When Verizon Wireless officially stopped offering unlimited talk, text, and data on their phone plans I was angry, to say the least. I carried that grudge with me for a long time, but then I met a team of entrepreneurs in San Diego who…

Travel

Six Awards and Counting! Cubic et al Can’t be Stopped

By | Jun 12, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Cubic Transportation Systems just can’t stay out of the news these days, but that’s a good thing for them. They’ve been hustling all over the globe racking up awards and partnerships in an effort to change public transportation for the better. It was only…

Finance

LoanHero Brings Big Win to San Diego, EvoNexus: Raises $21.7M

By | Jun 11, 2015 at 7:00 pm

This past May, the second annual Fintech Global Expo came to San Diego to give people a deep and formative look at the innovations inside the financial tech market segment. A huge part of the draw was that it was in San Diego, for…

Fashion

What’s the True Value Universities Offer Their Student Entrepreneurs?

By | Jun 9, 2015 at 10:00 pm

The true value that an entrepreneurial program offers students at a college or university shouldn’t be measured in capital raised, by the number of employees they have, or how many mentors they have signed on. Granted all of those are great things and also shouldn’t…

Ecosystems

Finding the New Flavor of San Diego’s Business Community

By | Jun 5, 2015 at 10:00 am

Whether I’m talking to friends, colleagues or strangers, I’ve noticed that San Diego is characterized by many stereotypes — the most common of which is that San Diego is a prime tourist destination and retirement oasis with great beaches, tasty Mexican cuisine, and tons…

Travel

Chicago Transit Authority, Cubic, Ventra Partner for Big Award

By | Jun 4, 2015 at 9:00 pm

They’ve won some big time awards abroad, and now Cubic Transportation Systems is bringing it home. Alongside the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Cubic was awarded the ‘Best New Innovative Practice-Partnership Deployment’ for Ventra, their joint contactless bankcard payment system. The award, given at the…

Travel

Pittsburgh Welcomes Transportation Technology Innovators

By | Jun 1, 2015 at 3:31 pm

Every year Pittsburgh, PA host the Annual Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) Annual Meeting and Expo. In its twenty fifth year of operation, the event expects to see more than 2,000 industry business leaders, manufacturers, investors, researchers, elected officials, engineers, and public sector participants…

Accelerator

Qualcomm, Techstars Welcome 10 Companies to Their Robotics Accelerator

By | May 29, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Back in January Techstars partnered up with Qualcomm to power a joint accelerator program focused specifically on robotics. The Qualcomm Robotics Accelerator yesterday announced to the world the 10 robotics companies that will be participating in the four month, mentorship driven program. All 10…

Security

How Secure is Your Hardware, Actually?

By | May 22, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Having a connected home is super cool, and it’s absolutely the way our society is trending these days. Before we know it the home will be filled with devices that fuel your personal Internet of Things (IoT), down to your refrigerator. There are some…

Travel

Cubic Transportation Systems Heads Down Under, Mate

By | May 13, 2015 at 9:00 pm

Deputy Premier and Queensland Minister for Transport Jackie Thad recently launched a new system down under (read: in Australia) that enables NextBus to go live on thousands of bus and ferry services. And given the recent news surrounding foreign public transportation, it’s no surprise…

Startups & Apps

Cubic Transportation Systems Wins Major International Bid

By | May 8, 2015 at 11:00 am

There’s been an incredible amount of hype surrounding Cubic Transportation Systems recently, which comes as no surprise. At the beginning of March, they partnered with MasterCard, and then, only a week ago, they won the Gamechanger category at the Contactless and Mobile Awards in London….

Funding

Cursive Labs gets $2.2M to Start and Scale Tech Ventures

By | May 8, 2015 at 10:00 am

San Diego, CA-based Cursive Labs was built on a founding principle to create better ways to start and scale valuable tech ventures. By incubating and growing several of their own ideas with a strong internal team of technology and marketing experts, Cursive has effectively…

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