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Vets in San Diego create drink ordering app

Vets in San Diego create drink ordering app

BarBack, a new kind of mobile application that enables users to bypass crowded bar lines by ordering their favorite drinks, paying, and closing their tab right from their smartphones, this week officially launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter.com for garnering widespread support and the necessary financial backing to complete and market the app on a grand scale.

Founded by a team of active duty Marines and veterans on a mission to put an end to the long lines at bars in everyday life, BarBack provides users with a wide variety of benefits that prevents the awkward cutout of good conversation at bars.

“This app prevents the classic bar problem of leaving conversations to wait in a line,” said Jimmy Murtha, Co-Founder of BarBack. “Instead, people can finally maximize their time with friends, and add real value to their social experiences night after night.”

BarBack comes with a “Nearby Feature,” enabling users to locate the closest bars to them geographically that offer BarBack. It also comes with a “Rating Feature” that allows users to rank beers and bars so others can read about a venue before they visit it. Plus, there’s a “Favorite Feature” so users can keep track of their favorite drinks and experiences out with the app.

In order to launch BarBack on a wide scale with multiple locations live in the app, BarBack is looking for crowdfunding supporters to offset the cost needed to provide BarBack at a minimal price for the first year.
“We have ambitious plans for BarBack, which is why we’re asking everyone to consider supporting the campaign on Kickstarter today,” said Alvaro Yanes. “With help, we can bring BarBack to dozens of locations in America’s most popular cities. Spread the word.”

Local Startup Opens Free Coding School for Adults

SAN DIEGO, CA, February 2017 – Local edtech startup, ThoughtSTEM, has launched a free coding school for adults. The initiative is called CodingSchool.io, and provides adult-learners with the opportunity to take classes that undergraduates would take in pursuit of a Bachelor’s degree in computer science. Most importantly: it can all be done part-time and at no cost.Continue Reading

ANNOUNCING FIRST UNIFIED DESKTOP-TO-DESKTOP HOME-MEDIA SERVER

ANNOUNCING FIRST UNIFIED DESKTOP-TO-DESKTOP HOME-MEDIA SERVER

younity Gives Consumers Access to ALL Content Across ALL Devices Without Sync or ConfigContinue Reading

The Child’s Primary School Joins Mission to Introduce Students to Computer Science

The Child’s Primary School Joins Mission to Introduce Students to Computer Science

The Child’s Primary School (TCPS) of San Diego, California, today announced that they are joining in on the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code, during Computer Science Education Week (December 5-11).Continue Reading

CONNECT Launches CONNECT ALL, Region’s First Diversity-Focused Startup Incubator and Accelerator

Today, CONNECT, a premier innovation company accelerator in San Diego that creates and scales great companies in the technology and life sciences sectors, announced the launch of CONNECT ALL, the region’s first diversity-focused start-up incubator and accelerator. Together with San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, Chargers Chairman Dean Spanos, and retired Charger Luis Castillo; H. Puentes, Director of CONNECT ALL announced this collaborative initiative. Spanos and the Chargers have committed to housing CONNECT ALL in the new downtown convention center and stadium.Continue Reading

ADVISOR OF THE YEAR ANNOUNCES AWARDS FINALISTS, CONTINUING EDUCATION

San Diego’s top professionals to be recognized and invited to speak at upcoming Association for Corporate Growth eventContinue Reading

San Diego AMA Art Of Marketing Conference Announces Keynote Speakers

San Diego AMA Art Of Marketing Conference Announces Keynote Speakers

International marketing leaders will share insight on how to effectively “close the loop”Continue Reading

CONNECT Announces Finalists for Most Innovative New Product Awards

CONNECT Announces Finalists for Most Innovative New Product Awards

Today, CONNECT, a premier innovation company accelerator in San Diego that creates and scales great companies in the technology and life sciences sectors, announced the 30 finalists for the 29th annual Most Innovative New Product Awards. The prestigious awards ceremony is a CONNECT signature event, held annually in December, that honors San Diego’s stars of innovation along with their newly launched groundbreaking products.Continue Reading

ADVISOR OF THE YEAR ANNOUNCES KEYNOTE SPEAKER, PANELISTS

Legendary San Diego philanthropist Ernest Rady slated to speak; Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman and San Diego Chargers’ Jeanne Bonk headline the ‘GameChangers’ panelContinue Reading

CONNECT Announces First Successful Funding Through CapitalMatch

CONNECT Announces First Successful Funding Through CapitalMatch

CONNECT, a premier innovation company accelerator in San Diego that creates and scales great companies in the technology and life sciences sectors, announced today the first successful round of funding from its CapitalMatch program. The CONNECT CapitalMatch program is designed to introduce early stage life science and technology companies to potential sources of funding. After a round of intake panels and qualified investor screenings, companies are deemed ready for investment and introduced to interested investors.Continue Reading

Modified: September 2, 2017