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San Diego, CA— October 3, 2014 — On Thursday, October 30, The Jewish Federation of San Diego County will host its second FEDTalks speaker series at 6:30 p.m. at Scripps Research Institute (10640 John Jay Hopkins Drive, 92121). The FEDTalks series is modeled after the wildly successful TEDTalks in which speakers are challenged to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes or less to a live audience. These short, powerful talks will showcase the best and brightest our fine city has to offer.

October’s FEDTalk speakers will highlight the ground-breaking, innovative individuals who are leading San Diego’s scientific and hi-tech sectors. More information at www.jewishinsandiego.org/fedtalks
FEATURED SPEAKERS

ETHAN SENTURIA is the founder of DealStruck.com, an innovative website that utilizes crowd funding to facilitate small business loans with less paperwork than traditional banks and much lower interest rates than alternative funding sources. Dealstruck has rapidly grown into a major player in the crowdfunding marketplace, moving millions of dollars each month in small business loans.

DAVID HAMMEL is one of the brains behind Vioozer – the next must have app for your smart phone. Vioozer provides location based real-time information to mobile users, and is comparable to the famous Israeli app “Waze”, which was recently bought by Google for $1.3 billion dollars.

ASAF DANZAN is the mind behind Openoffer.com – a real estate tool that allows buyers and sellers to negotiate prices before they place or receive a written offer – revolutionizing the home buying process for all parties. Born and raised in Israel, Asaf is an innovative leader in the online Real Estate market.

VANCE LOPEZ & JAMIE WEISMAN are two master’s students from the UCSD US-Israel Center on Innovation and Economic Sustainability. Both of these outstanding, budding entrepreneurs spent their last semester interning at hi-tech start-ups in Israel. They will discuss their experiences working at an Israeli start-up during the Gaza conflict.

ADAM FURMAN is the man behind TwoLikeYou.com – a community building website co-founded with neuroscientist, David Lorber, Ph.D. Together they created a private social platform that connects similar members within an organization. Their proprietary algorithms, coupled with a fun and interactive interface, provide valuable insight for organizational leaders to drive participation and strengthen relationships.
FEDTalk is a completely secular event open to anyone with an interest in San Diego’s scientific and hi-tech business sectors. The cost of the event is $18. More than 120 people are expected to attend— Register early to ensure a seat.

About The Jewish Federation of San Diego County
The Jewish Federation of San Diego County is dedicated to building a vibrant and inclusive local Jewish community, and to enhancing the well-being of Jews in San Diego, Israel, and throughout the world.

As one of more than 150 Federations in North America and part of the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA), the Jewish Federation of San Diego County has helped to build one of the most impressive charitable networks in the world.

Loveseat AppSan Diego, Calif. (June 4, 2014) – Loveseat , a furniture market app and website designed to connect local buyers and sellers of stylish, unique and hard-to-find items, today announced the debut of its platform in its flagship city of San Diego. With Loveseat’s person-to-person marketplace concept, consumers can connect with local sellers, pay for items and schedule deliveries for an interactive and hassle-free furniture shopping experience.

“We realized during our move to San Diego from the East Coast that selling and shopping for quality, vintage pieces of furniture is not easy,” said Chris Stanchak, who founded Loveseat along with his wife, Jenny. “We developed Loveseat to provide people with a reputable, easy-to-use platform that connects retailers and consumers and we’re thrilled to be launching it first in San Diego where the company is headquartered.”

During development stages, the duo worked together to combine Chris’s background in ecommerce and mobile payments with Jenny’s expertise in software engineering and iOS development. Chris previously worked as the founder of TicketLeap, while Jenny was a software engineer for Venmo.

With Loveseat, buyers can browse items locally based on geographic area, save and share favorite items, bid on items with any major credit card and contact sellers directly through the platform to avoid having to share personal contact information. Sellers can set a minimum price on listed items, share listings through social media to connect to prospective buyers, and have the option to enable Loveseat delivery to entice new buyers.

Buyers and sellers can download the Loveseat App for free through the App Store, or create a free profile online at Loveseat Used Furniture App. There is no fee to list a piece of furniture through Loveseat; sellers are charged three percent only once they sell an item, and buyers pay a 10 percent fee on top of the item price.

For more information, please visit www.loveseatapp.com and follow Loveseat on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

About Loveseat:
Loveseat is a San Diego, Calif.-based company founded by husband and wife duo Chris and Jenny Stanchak. A platform designed to connect local buyers and sellers of stylish, unique, and hard-to-find items, Loveseat can be used as an app with smartphones and tablets on-the-go, or through its website at www.loveseatapp.com. With Loveseat, shoppers are spared the time and energy needed to peruse aisle after aisle at local vintage furniture retailers. Loveseat is currently only available in its debut market of San Diego, but has plans to expand to other top cities across the U.S. this year. For more information, please visit www.loveseatapp.com. Follow Loveseat on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

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Sydney, Australia – May 6, 2014 – Altium Limited, a global leader in Smart System Design Automation, 3D PCB design (Altium Designer) and embedded software development (TASKING) has announced that it intends to begin a corporate reorganization to best serve the needs of their customers and partners in key growth markets. This includes the relocation of the PCB CAD Division and its core R&D team as well as executive and senior management to San Diego, CA as the major step.

The relocation to San Diego, where Altium has had a long-established sales and operational presence, represents a natural next-step in the implementation of Altium’s renewed growth strategy. It is a result of the focus on PCB design tools and solutions for the PCB design market. The decision was made to allow Altium’s CAD division to be more accessible to customers and partners, while still offering global growth potential.

“This move to the U.S. will not only allow Altium to be closer to customers in key markets,” says Martin Harris, Chief Sales Officer at Altium, “it will also provide us the opportunity to work closer with our sales channels and strategic partners as well as with the contributors to our 3rd party development network, which uses the openness of Altium Designer to develop solutions for our user community.”

The company has also re-defined its Internet of Things (IoT) strategy to be in alignment with its core business of the development of world-class PCB design tools. Being close to technology partners in an emerging market has been a driver for the presence in Shanghai. Most parts of the objectives behind that journey have been achieved. China remains an important market for Altium, and is the best location for the company’s IoT division. Altium’s TASKING division – which develops tools for embedded software development with a huge user base in the automotive industry – will remain unchanged and continue to be located in the Netherlands.

While the CEO and key executives in the Altium corporate office will also relocate to the USA, the corporate and senior leadership team will continue to be globally mobile to support key markets and the company’s worldwide operations. The United States will nevertheless be a strong area of focus as Altium seeks to expand and grow its PCB business. The relocation of Altium’s PCB CAD division to the USA is planned to occur, for the most part, in Q4 2014.

ABOUT ALTIUM

Altium Limited (ASX: ALU) is an Australian multinational software corporation that focuses on 3D PCB design, electronics design and embedded system development software.

Altium Designer, a unified electronics design environment links all aspects of smart systems design in a single application that is priced as affordable as possible. Altium’s embedded software compilers are used around the globe by car makers and the world’s largest automotive Tier-1 suppliers. With this unique range of technologies Altium enables electronics designers to innovate, harness the latest devices and technologies, manage their projects across broad design ‘ecosystems’, and create connected, intelligent products.

Founded in 1985, Altium has offices worldwide, with US locations in San Diego and Boston, European locations in Karlsruhe, Amersfoort and Kiev and Asia-Pacific locations in Shanghai, Tokyo and Sydney. For more information, visit www.altium.com. You can also follow and engage with Altium via Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

SAN DIEGO, CA — WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9 — For savvy self-promoting chefs, it’s time to get on a roll.

ChefsrollFrom aspiring culinary minds to seasoned and celebrity chefs, Chef’s Roll is a platform where chefs can tell the full story of their culinary life with a Facebook-LinkedIn-Craigslist hybrid tool. Chef’s Roll is endorsed by top chefs including New York’s Cedric Vongerichten and David Burke and Los Angeles’ Taji Marie and Fabio Viviani.

“The quality of a chef’s online presence almost never matches the quality of their cuisine,” said Chef’s Roll co-founder Thomas Keslinke, a 13-year hospitality industry veteran. “Thus, we’re building the largest professional chef network in the world, where chefs are able to promote their talent, career achievements, unique style and more through this interactive, cost-effective and sophisticated tool. Chef’s Roll was developed out of our respect for chefs and what they do best.”

Whether they’re a Michelin-starred chef or fledgling toque straight out of the Le Cordon Bleu womb, chefs can use Chef’s Roll to showcase their work, talent and originality to potential employers, customers, TV producers and more. Early adopters from across the globe range from San Diego pastry chef Annalise Brolaski, who practices organic baking, to internationally known culinary artists, including Michelin starred Gianfranco Chiarini, master of Italian nouvelle fusion, and Javier Plascencia, Baja’s reigning king of farm-fresh food.

How Does It Work?

On Chef’s Roll profiles, chefs can enter skills and expertise; upcoming events; education and experience; a synopsis of the type of cuisine they specialize in; photos and videos; awards and accolades; client reviews; links to print, and online and television press. Technical co-founder Frans van der Lee built the platform to be easy and quick to use for time-starved chefs, while making it search engine optimized and social media friendly.

“The day after a chef’s profile goes live, it typically appears high up on the search engines,” said van der Lee. “Chef’s Roll empowers the chef to manage and curate their online professional identity and to extend the shelf life of their press and other accolades.”

The culinary tool also provides members with icons to use on other social media networks to link to their own profile, marketing and media training tips, recommended purveyors and, soon, a worldwide job/stage board.

To get on a roll, chefs and culinary students should join at chefsroll.com. Chef’s Roll profiles cost only $19 per month or $99 per year.

About Chef’s Roll

The founders of San Diego-based Chef’s Roll have always been passionate about the culinary industry, but it was only recently that they made a rather surprising discovery: the quality of a chef’s online presence almost never matches the quality of their cuisine. Working chefs often don’t have the time or budget to create a customized web portfolio, and existing job sites don’t have the tools to bring a chef’s unique skillset and experience to life. To solve this widespread challenge, Chef’s Roll was born.

“Presentation is everything” is true for all chefs, and Chef’s Roll’s mission is to advance the culinary profession by helping to promote the chefs that are making it happen. From executive chefs to culinary students, Chef’s Roll welcomes you to the table. For all PR inquiries, contact Andrew Hard at andrew.hard@gmail.com or Brook Larios at brook@plainclarity.com.