Incubator

Golden Opportunity: EvoNexus Opens Applications

By | Aug 4, 2015 at 6:27 pm

Whenever anybody who’s new to the San Diego tech scene asks me what they should check out, without fail the first thing that comes to mind is EvoNexus. They always ask me why, and I always tell them: because EvoNexus is unlike any other…

Hardware

The kSafe Loves You, It Wants you to Achieve Your Goals

By | Jul 30, 2015 at 9:00 pm

We all have our vices: it’s a fact of life. Maybe you like to shovel Oreos in your mouth when nobody is looking, or maybe you just love binge watching Netflix series. Did you know the dictionary defines a vice as s an immoral or…

Social Media

Audio Can Give Our Photos New, Powerful Meaning

By | Jul 15, 2015 at 10:00 pm

When Dave Keene was diagnosed with colon cancer he had a troubling thought. What if his son never remembers his voice or hears his stories? “I am passionate about providing people with an innovative way to preserve and share memories forever in the most…

Music

RockMyRun and ZTE: A Robust Fusion of Music and Tech

By | Jul 15, 2015 at 9:00 pm

You’re out for a run, you absolutely crushed it at work, and the sun is slowly sinking behind the far off horizon. Pumped doesn’t begin to describe how great you feel – maybe you’ll set that new personal record on your mile time. The…

Ecommerce

Mogl is Speeding Towards a National Network of Merchants

By | Jul 15, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Not long ago I sat down with Jon Carder, CEO of Mogl, to talk about commerce. He told me that about 92 percent of all commerce still takes place offline, despite how connected and technological our society is. He operates on the belief that…

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…

FinTech

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…

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