Data

Can GroupSolver Change the Nature of Online Surveys?

By | Apr 21, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Describing his company, Rasto Ivanic would say that GroupSolver is a smart way for companies to do customer research. That is, they help businesses understand their customers deeper quickly and succinctly, much like his description of his company. Alongside his team, Ivanic has been…

Ecommerce

How do you Share Your Passion and Story With Your Users?

By | Apr 2, 2015 at 11:00 am

When Praveen Ramineni went to UC Berkeley to study biochemistry and economics, his last thought was that he would end up in an entrepreneurial career. Throughout college he would make his own mead – which would send him on the journey of a lifetime…

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Ecommerce

Online to Offline Commerce is the Holy Grail of the Internet

By | Apr 1, 2015 at 8:23 pm

For Jon Carder, founder and CEO of Mogl, driving online to offline commerce is like the Holy Grail of the internet. That’s because, as he explains, it’s difficult to track somebody who sees an online ad and then goes to purchase the offer in…

Events

EvoNexus’ Third Ever Demo Day a Roaring Success

By | Mar 27, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Last night EvoNexus held their third ever Demo Day to celebrate the ideas, companies, and entrepreneurs who have gone through a rigorous program during their initial four months at the incubator. While it’s the third Demo Day they’ve held, this marks the first time…

Mobile

Picture It On Canvas: Photo Retouching Right in Your Hands

By | Feb 25, 2015 at 9:15 pm

Picture It On Canvas is a San Diego based photo printing service that transforms users’ cherished photos into handcrafted works of art, and today they released their first ever mobile app. Pitcture It Retouched offers professional photo retouching services to users on both Android…

Reports & Rankings

9 Warm Startups Scenes to Visit

By | Feb 24, 2015 at 9:00 am

February is about that time when you get fed up with winter and want to peace out to someplace warm – sayonara, polar vortex! Luckily, many entrepreneurs can do just that, as long as you bring your laptop along with you. It’s easy to…

Productivity

Mammoth is a Dynamic Communication Tool Born of Frustration

By | Feb 21, 2015 at 10:00 am

What if one day all of your communication could be centralized? Karan Gupta, Amit Narayanan, and Ashish Krishna are the founders of Mammoth, a communication and publishing tool for groups. The Mammoth mission is to centralize communication. Gupta and Krishna have been friends for over 18…

Partnership

UCSD Opens New Center for Business Analytics

By | Feb 16, 2015 at 9:00 pm

Last week the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Rady School of Management announced the launch of a brand new center on campus. The Center for Business Analytics, as it’s been named, will serve as a platform for research and innovation in big data…

Ecosystems

This is How the EvoNexus Tech Incubator Changed San Diego

By | Feb 6, 2015 at 11:00 am

It’s hard to pinpoint the exact spot in time in which a city’s tech ecosystem begins to really boom, but a lot of people I’ve talked to around San Diego say that it’s happening here right now. True, America’s Greatest City has undergone some…

Breaking News

MakerBot Successfully 3D Prints Cartilage for Tracheal Repair

By | Feb 3, 2015 at 12:30 pm

It was recently announced that investigators at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research have made a medical breakthrough using the MakerBot Replicator 2X Experimental 3D Printer. Specifically they have created cartilage designed for tracheal repair. The results were reported at the 51st Annual Meeting…

Mobile

Portfolium Makes Moves Into the Mobile Space

By | Jan 28, 2015 at 11:00 am

I recently wrote about Portfolium, a San Diego company that has been expanding the reach of their service out of the EvoNexus incubator. In an effort to bring their platform to even more constituents, Portfolium today announced the launch of their first-to-market mobile porftiolio…

Hardware

Post-Kickstarter Hush is Tapping Their Mentor Networks

By | Jan 23, 2015 at 7:00 am

In the wake of Hush absolutely tearing their Kickstarter goal to shreds, I simply had to get in touch with the founder Daniel Lee to dig in. They successfully wrapped their Kickstarter campaign ($593,255 in total) and have embarked upon the next stage of their…

Health

It’s a Marathon, Not a Sprint for RockMyRun

By | Jan 18, 2015 at 8:00 am

A number of years ago Adam Riggs-Zeigen embarked on a training schedule for an upcoming half marathon. Initially, he did what most people do and threw together a playlist to get his mind and body through the training regimens. But something didn’t sound right…

Productivity

Credibility is Key for Portfolium’s Partnerships

By | Jan 16, 2015 at 9:00 pm

In May 2013, Portfolium took home a win at our San Diego Mixer & Startup Showcase; the crowd was excited about their social portfolio network that strives to connect young talent with opportunity. It’s been a while since we spoke with them, but Adam Markowitz…

Accelerator

Qualcomm, Techstars Announce Joint Robotics Accelerator

By | Jan 16, 2015 at 8:00 am

The San Diego-based technology powerhouse Qualcomm recently announced that they would be opening the Qualcomm Robotics Accelerator powered by Techstars. The program is a four-month, mentorship-driven startup accelerator aimed to accelerate the development of the next generation of robotics and intelligent machines. “We have already…

Business

SERVIZ Launches On-Demand Home Services in San Diego

By | Jan 15, 2015 at 11:00 pm

SERVIZ today announced that they are officially launching in San Diego, and they’re here to serve all San Diegans from Coronado to Carlsbad. Before expanding into America’s Greatest City, SERVIZ launched in 2014 as an easier and more affordable way for homeowners to book…

Business

“If You Can’t Buy an Audience, You’ll Get Lost in the Noise”

By | Jan 14, 2015 at 10:00 am

I keep stressing this point for San Diego startups: there might have been an issue attracting capital to the city at one point, but it’s quickly diminishing. Proof in point is PlaySwell, a San Diego-based startup that recently announced that they raised $1 million…

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