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Sixth Annual San Diego AMA Art Of Marketing Conference To Be Held Nov. 3

The 6th annual Art of Marketing conference (#SDAOM), hosted by the San Diego chapter of the American Marketing Association (San Diego AMA), will be held Thursday, November 3, 2016, at the San Diego Marriott Del Mar. Featuring local and national marketing experts as keynote speakers, panel discussions, and solution-finding breakout sessions, this full-day conference will draw 250 to 350 integrated marketing professionals from across the region.

Simplexity Opens Bay Area Office

Simplexity Product Development has opened a Menlo Park product design and engineering facility. The new location will serve the growing demand from Bay Area and Northern California technology companies seeking electro-mechanical engineering expertise.

As a trusted development partner to some of the world’s most advanced technology companies, including HP, Microsoft, Nautilus, and Illumina, Simplexity has recently worked on advanced 3D printing, connected wearable technology, and transformative biotech instrumentation. With the opening of a third design center in Menlo Park CA. Simplexity is advancing rapidly on becoming the leading supplier of mechatronic product engineering on the West Coast.

Steve Poizner Joins the Rady School of Management as First Entrepreneur in Residence

The Rady School of Management at UC San Diego today announced the appointment of Steve Poizner, a successful high tech entrepreneur and former California Insurance Commissioner, as the school’s inaugural Entrepreneur in Residence. The Rady School Entrepreneur in Residence, a program of the school’s California Institute for Innovation and Development (CIID), provides Rady School students with a connection to distinguished business leaders who will share their experience and expertise.

CONNECT Receives $50,000 Grant from the Small Business Administration

CONNECT, a premier innovation company accelerator in San Diego that creates and scales companies in the technology and life sciences sectors, was selected as a winner of a $50,000 prize in the third annual the Growth Accelerator Fund Competition from the SBA and its agency partners, the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, and Department of Education. A total of $3.4 million in prizes was awarded to 68 accelerators across country. Winners of this year’s contest were chosen by more than 100 experts with entrepreneurial, investment, startup, economic development, capital formation, and academic backgrounds.

CONNECT Partners with DeskHub to Launch CONNECT DT @ DeskHub

CONNECT, a premier innovation company accelerator in San Diego that creates and scales companies in the technology and life sciences sectors, announced today that it will begin offering its programming at DeskHub, a collaborative workspace for entrepreneurs, creators and innovators that encourages social interaction and community building, in Little Italy to provide greater access and support for entrepreneurs in San Diego. The CONNECT expansion, to be known as CONNECT DT @ DeskHub, will begin facilitating the Springboard Accelerator Program in the downtown location immediately.

AristaMD Secures $11 Million Series A Financing

Arista MD, a technology-enabled service company providing eConsults and a suite of related specialist referral support tools, announced today it completed $11 million in financing. The Series A round was led by Avalon Ventures with participation from Correlation Ventures. The proceeds will be used to accelerate commercialization and further enhance functionality of the company’s proprietary Referral Intelligence Platform.

CONNECT Announces Opening of 29th Annual Most Innovative New Product (MIP) Awards

“In the past few years we’ve seen a proliferation of new types of products and new sectors under development in San Diego’s thriving innovation community,” said Greg McKee, CEO of CONNECT. “To reflect this growth, we’ve expanded our categories of innovation awards and the criteria for this year’s Most Innovative New Product Awards to ensure that we are showcasing the broadest spectrum of cutting-edge new products in life sciences and technology. Expanding MIP in this manner further serves our mission by providing an excellent competition and visibility for the companies and products who enter MIP.”