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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.

For comparison, the cost of getting a computer science degree from a traditional university can range from $12,000 to over $120,000. Several coding “bootcamps” exist in San Diego, all carrying a pricetag of over $10,000. Graduates from 4-year universities and bootcamps can apply for software engineering jobs for which the starting salaries are around $63,000 and can range as high as six figures — according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

By contrast, CodingSchool.io aims to provide free coding education to San Diego residents. The curriculum includes coursework in basic programming, discrete mathematics, data structures, algorithms, and machine learning. Additionally, a huge component of CodingSchool.io’s philosophy is project-based learning, where students do hands-on, real-world programming by contributing to one or more of ThoughtSTEM’s globally distributed educational technologies — e.g.

CodeSpells
Vox-L
LearnToMod

ThoughtSTEM’s CodingSchool.io is free because part of the curriculum involves teaching children in San Diego after-school programs and summer camps. Since 2012, ThoughtSTEM has been San Diego’s leader in K-12 computer science education, currently teaching after-school coding programs at over 40 schools. Because ThoughtSTEM gets paid to teach kids; CodingSchool.io students get a free education by helping to teach.

“ThoughtSTEM is in a unique position to help people learn a valuable skill for free, while giving back to the community,” says Dr. Stephen R. Foster, head instructor at CodingSchool.io. He believes that adults and children alike should learn how to code.

About ThoughtSTEM, LLC
Founded in 2012, ThoughtSTEM currently teaches year-round computer science programs for kids at over 40 locations around the Greater San Diego Area. ThoughtSTEM also develops educational software that teaches computer science to students around the world, with titles including LearnToMod, CodeSpells, and Vox-L.

Contact:
Sara Lucchini
sara@thoughtstem.com
5520 Ruffin Rd. Suite 201
San Diego, CA 92123
Ph: 858-869-9430

SAN DIEGO, California – We are excited to announce the creation of Forum Public Relations, a full-service public relations and communications agency specializing in the science and arts.

“We have a passion for communicating the science of what our clients do into real-world, easily-understandable language that connects on an emotional level,” says Allyson Markey, Forum Public Relations CEO. “We understand that the future will be lead by innovators, and we want to help them communicate passionately and purposely to make the world a better place.”

Forum Public Relations was founded by a group of communications professionals who hare intimately aware of the challenges associated with architecture, engineering, and construction firms, biotech, and the arts. Allyson Markey, CEO, started her career as an enviromentel geologist before transitioning to commuintcations, while Monte Ward, Forum Public Relation’s Content Director, started in biotechnology before transitioning to journalism. Together, they have more than a decade of experience representing clients in the sciences, technology, and arts.

Forum Public Relations offers a broad suite of services, including:
Branding
Press + Media Relations
Creative Design

To learn more, please visit www.forumpublicrelations.com

About Forum Public Relations
Forum Public Relations is a full-service PR and communications agency specializing in the sciences are arts. With over a decade of experience, we exist to serve and represent those breaking the boundaries of arts and sciences while transforming the world around us. To learn more, visit www.forumpublicrelations.com

Contact Information
Monte Ward
monte@forumpublicrelations.com
C: +1.951.265.9928

GuruSAN DIEGO (Oct. 16, 2015) – Today, The San Diego Museum of Art, the region’s oldest, largest and most visited art museum, launched an audio-guided indoor mapping app, powered by Guru, a new experiential technology company that creates apps and solutions for cultural institutions. Through Guru’s cutting-edge technology, sightseers are now able to easily navigate the Museum and further explore never-before heard information about specific exhibitions. The San Diego Museum of Art’s app is free and easily downloadable on iOS and Android devices, full content access is available for $5, and empowers people to rediscover the institution’s many treasures with convenience.
“We are thrilled to partner with The San Diego Museum of Art to help transform and enhance the learning experience for all visitors. This world-renowned museum features well-known American and international exhibitions and now, with this new app, visitors can elevate their experience like never before,” said Paul Burke, founder and CEO of Guru. “By providing people a platform that empowers them to take charge of their own learning adventure through educational games, fun facts, and customized tour options, we are reinventing the way people interact with cultural institutions.”

The San Diego Museum of Art app features 150 audio tour stops, full mapping of the museum, hours of video, various themed tours and more for both seasoned and first-time visitors to further immerse themselves into the art experience. The app features full beacon enabled technology, including a focus on creative, captivating and approachable content that automatically appears on a smartphone as you walk up to the items, highlighting the history behind the museum’s wide range of collections. Guru integrates consumable knowledge and entertaining factoids within the app breaking down any possible barriers and solely focusing on the stories by serving up pieces of information visitors can easily understand in the most educational and interactive way possible. In addition, users can collaboratively interact with others by posting tips for future visitors, sharing where they have been and mapping visits ahead of time.

“In today’s society, more than half of our visitors carry a smartphone, which makes it essential for us to change the way we distribute information and leverage the advanced solutions of technology,” said Dieter Fenkart-Fröschl, chief operating officer of The San Diego Museum of Art. “We are thrilled to offer our visitors this app, powered by Guru. It allows visitors from all ages to learn more about compelling content surrounding our works of art, exhibitions and the institution’s history. We hope to encourage art education in new ways by offering a solution to our visitors that is accessible from the palm of their hands.”

Once logged in, the app’s technology is able to instantly pinpoint a person’s location as they explore. As users pass through each exhibition, the app lights up with information regarding artists, history, inventors and other hidden secrets waiting to be unveiled.
Guru is in the process of partnering with other museums and organizations locally and internationally to unlock other treasures and mysteries that follow behind each piece or place.

For more information on Guru, please visit: www.theguru.co.
For more information on The San Diego Museum of Art, please visit: www.sdma.org.

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About Guru:
Guru is an experiential technology company that creates apps and solutions for scenic attractions including museums, parks, aquariums and zoos to change the way attendees experience learning at cultural institutions. Guru’s educational platform utilizes cutting-edge solutions to help users easily navigate and explore a specific exhibit or city attraction in seconds by providing exciting information and various tour options fitting for everyone’s interests. The app, customized for each institution, is easily downloadable and available on iOS and Android devices and serves as an expert tour guide to encourage users to take ownership of their own experiences in a modernized way. The Guru team seeks to bring a fresh perspective on how to approach learning at large establishments and assist individuals in rediscovering historical hidden gems that come with exploring well-known attractions.

Website: www.theguru.co
Facebook: theguruapp Twitter: @yourguruapp

About The San Diego Museum of Art
The San Diego Museum of Art is located at 1450 El Prado in Balboa Park, San Diego, Calif., 92101. General Information, (619) 232-7931, Group Sales: (619) 696-1935, Website: http://www.sdmart.org/art-alive-2015 Twitter: @SDMA, Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheSanDiegoMuseumofArt

Providing a rich and diverse cultural experience, The San Diego Museum of Art houses the world’s finest art in America’s Finest City. Located in the heart of Balboa Park, the Museum’s nationally renowned collections include Spanish and Italian old masters, South Asian paintings including the Edwin Binney 3rd Collection of Indian paintings, and 19th and 20th century American paintings and sculptures. The Museum regularly features major exhibitions of art from around the world, as well as an extensive year-round schedule supporting cultural and educational programs for children and adults. At The San Diego Museum of Art, exhibition text is always in English and Spanish.

everyStorySAN DIEGO (Oct. 7, 2015) – Today, everyStory unveiled that it is now available for Android devices. everyStory is a story-sharing platform that that allows anyone to create, preserve, and share the stories behind their favorite photos. Users can record stories using their own voice as they naturally flip through photos. After a story is created, it can be shared with friends and family. Users also have the option to invite others to a group enabling them to collaborate on an album by adding photos and stories of their own. This process provides a unique and safe solution for people who wish to capture every special moment in the most personalized way.

“I created everyStory after being diagnosed with colon cancer and realizing my son may never remember my voice or hear my stories. My mission is to make sure every person has a simple and streamlined way to preserve his or her most precious memories forever. By using everyStory, people can now fuse past, current and future – every generation is able to tell a story or use our app to keep family history and legacies living on endlessly,“ said Dave Keene, founder and CTO of everyStory.

Users can import photos from a computer, device photo album or scan physical photos directly into the app using a device camera. everyStory integrates a secure social networking component by having an activity view functionality and by encouraging users to tag photos with people, and/or by location, subject or date. To create an interactive photo-album, everyStory lets multiple users record an audio message on the same photos, in a shared album or within a group. Users can simply tap a tagged person’s name to hear the story that is connected to a specific photo or album.
“Now having the app available for both iOS and Android users, the art of storytelling and preservation of memories has never been easier. Knowing people are image and social driven, users can start creating stories and sharing memories with their loved ones straight from the palm of their hand. We hope to elevate the lost meaning of photos and storytelling with our unique unlimited audio recording, tagging, sharing and activity tracker features,” said Ed Cox, CEO of everyStory.

The everyStory team has plans to implement new sharing, photo and audio features to the existing functionality. The app is free for users and various membership options will be accessible for sign-up no later than early 2016 for users interested in receiving increased storage capabilities.
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To download and sign up for everyStory, please visit iTunes or Google Play. For more information on everyStory, please visit: http://www.everystory.us.

About: everyStory is a cloud-based story-sharing platform that acts as an interactive photo album on a mobile device, available for iOS and Android, allowing users to have access to audio and picture files anywhere, anytime. This multi-faceted system is equipped to record all audio from the storyteller/user as they naturally flip through photos. Users can safely share stories and photos with friends and family, who can then contribute new photos to existing stories or new stories to existing photos. everyStory is passionate about creating the most optimal privacy-focused micro-social network that archives important memories through long-term cloud storage.

SAN DIEGO (Sept. 28, 2015) – Guru, a new experiential technology company that creates apps and solutions for cultural institutions, transforms and revolutionizes the way people experience and learn from museums and popular scenic attractions including parks, aquariums and zoos through its interactive and audio-guided indoor mapping technologies. Guru’s one-of-a-kind educational approach utilizes cutting-edge technology to help individuals easily navigate and explore spaces and city attractions in a personal way. This essential tool encourages modern and non-traditional storytelling for people to gain knowledge of various facets such as history, arts, science and more.

“I created Guru to make learning more fun and change people’s current perception of cultural institutions and tours,” said Paul Burke, founder and CEO of Guru. “Guru helps both parties, the attendees and attractions, to elevate the level of user interactivity as we work with establishments to find a solution that speaks to their audience in a modern and digestible way. We are passionate and determined to present a new way for visitors to interact with museums, parks and attractions and remind consumers to not be afraid to merge learning and entertainment. In addition, Guru strives to empower users to take ownership of their cultural experiences, now easily accessible at the palm of their hands.”

Users can access guided tours through a specific institutions’ group-friendly tour app, powered by Guru, or choose to explore on their own by creating a personalized and customizable tour. Easily downloadable and available on iOS and Android devices, each easy-to-use app is able to pinpoint a person’s location via Bluetooth capability and lights up with engaging information and factoids as an individual walks by a specific exhibit. Guru powered apps have multiple features allowing visitors to make the most out of tours, including virtual augmented reality capabilities and time-saving functions that allow visitors to map out tours ahead of time, in addition to other various educational and useful tools.

Currently, Guru is partnered with Balboa Park, San Diego Museum of Art and USS Iowa Museum. Most of Guru’s apps are free for everyone and features over 120 audio tours stops, various themed tours, numerous language translation options and more advanced technology solutions specific to a particular institutions’ needs.

Guru is in talks with a variety of other museums and organizations across the country and worldwide to unlock other treasures and mysteries that follow behind each piece or place.

For more information on Guru, please visit: www.theguru.co.

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About: Guru is an experiential technology company that creates apps and solutions for scenic attractions including museums, parks, aquariums and zoos to change the way attendees experience learning at cultural institutions. Guru’s educational platform utilizes cutting-edge solutions to help users easily navigate and explore a specific exhibit or city attraction in seconds by providing exciting information and various tour options fitting for everyone’s interests. The app, customized for each institution, is easily downloadable and available on iOS and Android devices and serves as an expert tour guide to encourage users to take ownership of their own experiences in a modernized way. The Guru team seeks to bring a fresh perspective on how to approach learning at large establishments and assist individuals in rediscovering historical hidden gems that come with exploring well-known attractions.

SAN DIEGO (Sept. 8, 2015) – everyStory, a new cloud-based story-sharing mobile app and platform, announced today that it is now available for free in the App Store for iOS devices. An Android version of the product will be available via open-Beta in the coming months. The company has developed a streamlined mobile application that allows users to create, preserve and share personal stories in one place. Accessible from anywhere, everyStory lets users store audio and image files to a private cloud-based system with the option of sharing photos and stories between other everyStory individuals and groups.

“I created everyStory after being diagnosed with colon cancer and realizing my son may never remember my voice or hear my stories. I am passionate about providing people with an innovative way to preserve and share memories forever in the most interactive way possible,” said Dave Keene, CTO and founder of everyStory. “Now having the app compatible and available for download on all iOS devices, the art of storytelling and preserving memories has never been easier. Users can start creating stories and sharing memories with their loved ones straight from the palm of their hand. We hope to elevate the lost meaning of photos with our unique unlimited audio recording, tagging, sharing and activity tracker features,” said Ed Cox, CEO of everyStory.

Users can import photos from a computer, iOS photo album or scan physical photos directly into the app using a device camera. everyStory integrates a social network component by having an activity view functionality and by encouraging users to tag photos with people, and/or by location, subject or date. To create an interactive photo-album, everyStory lets multiple users record an audio message, on the same photos, in a shared album or within a group. Users can simply tap a tagged person’s name to hear the story that is connected to a specific photo or album.

The everyStory team has plans to launch a full Android version in the coming months as well as implement new sharing, photo and audio features to the existing functionality. The app is free for users and is currently offering space for 1,000 extra photos as a sign-up bonus through September 2015. Various membership options will be accessible for sign-up no later than early 2016 for users interested in receiving increased storage capabilities.

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To download and sign up for everyStory on an iOS device, please visit the App Store. For more information on everyStory, please visit: http://www.everystory.us.

About everyStory
everyStory is a cloud-based story-sharing mobile app and platform that acts as an interactive photo album allowing users to have access to audio and picture files anywhere, anytime. This multi-faceted system is equipped to record all audio from the storyteller/user as they naturally flip through photos. Users can safely share stories and photos with friends and family, who can then contribute new photos to existing stories or new stories to existing photos. The easy-to-use mobile app partnered with Macphun, a leading photography software developer for the Mac platform, to collectively help users produce the highest quality stories through superior discovery, photo restoration and creativity solution options. The team at everyStory is passionate about creating the most optimal privacy-focused micro-social network that archives important memories through long-term cloud storage

everyStorySAN DIEGO (Sept. 1, 2015) – everyStory, a new story-sharing mobile app that allows users to store audio and picture files to a secure cloud-based system and privately share them safely between individuals and groups, announced today a partnership with Macphun, a leading photography software developer for the Mac platform. The two companies will collectively help everyStory users to produce the highest quality stories through superior discovery, photo restoration and creativity.

“Having the opportunity to not only introduce everyStory to a whole new audience and the millions of people that have already installed Macphun’s software, but also present their cutting edge photo editing software to our current and future users is a transformative partnership for us. We always strive to offer our community the very best tools to capture and preserve life’s most important memories and this collaboration empowers users to edit and restore every precious moment and legacy like never before,” said Ed Cox, CEO of everyStory.

“We are beyond pleased and excited to enter this strategic partnership with everyStory. We are confident that our easy-to-use, photo discovery and editing software will improve and enrich the visual side of each everyStory users’ personalized experience,” said Kevin La Rue, Vice President of Macphun. “everyStory is an incredible platform that we believe will change the way stories are captured, shared and saved for generations to come.”

Macphun is best known for its suite of award-winning discovery and editing software that assists millions of customers worldwide unearth and enhance photos in a variety of ways. Macphun’s flagship Creative Kit includes six apps whose features range from image correction and noise reduction to detail enhancement, black and white conversion, focusing and more.

This partnership allows anyone who signs up for an account with everyStory to access two of Macphun’s photo discovery solutions—Lost Photos and Snapselect—for free; indefinitely. The two featured discovery solutions enable users to find and choose the best photos for their unique stories. Further, people who choose to convert to a premium membership with everyStory will instantly receive one of Macphun’s desktop photo editing apps as an exclusive added value.

In addition to Macphun’s photo discovery solution options, everyStory’s user-friendly and unique mobile app allows users to import photos from a computer, iOS photo album or scan physical photos directly into the app using a device camera. To make categorizing and reliving special memories even easier, users can tag photos with people, and/or by location, subject or date people can tag and replay slideshows with the picture and audio captured. The executive team at everyStory has plans to solidify further complimentary partnerships that will enhance the user experience, platform and service offerings in the coming year.

For more information on everyStory, please visit www.everystory.us.
For more information on Macphun, please visit www.macphun.com.

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About everyStory
everyStory is a cloud-based story-sharing mobile app and platform that acts as an interactive photo album allowing users to have access to audio and picture files anywhere, anytime. This multi-faceted system is equipped to record all audio from the storyteller/user as they naturally flip through photos. Users can safely share stories and photos with friends and family, who can then contribute new photos to existing stories or new stories to existing photos. The easy-to-use mobile app partnered with Macphun, a leading photography software developer for the Mac platform, to collectively help users produce the highest quality stories through superior discovery, photo restoration and creativity solution options. The team at everyStory is passionate about creating the most optimal privacy-focused micro-social network that archives important memories through long-term cloud storage

About Macphun
Macphun Software is a California-based Mac app developer focusing on consumer photography and professional digital imaging markets, serving over 30 million customers worldwide. First established in 2008 with a mission to create innovative photography software, Macphun’s products such as ColorStrokes, Snapheal, Focus, Intensify, Tonality, Noiseless and FX Photo Studio are consistently ranked among the top 15 in the paid photography category on the Mac App Stores around the world.

SAN DIEGO (February 17, 2015) – Rock My World Inc., the creators of RockMyRun, a free health & fitness app that provides motivational mixes for active people, announced today their collaboration with Dave Audé, acclaimed music producer and DJ. As creative consultant, Audé will bring his expertise and style to the RockMyRun app by crafting exclusive, one-of-a-kind mixes. He will utilize his technical prowess to refine RockMyRun’s mix creation process and help forge strategic partnerships with industry contacts. Audé has created over 100 No.1 Billboard tracks and has worked with Kelly Clarkson, Selena Gomez, One Republic, Coldplay and U2, among many other chart-topping artists.

The RockMyRun catalog hosts hundreds of mixes from DJs around the world, making it easy for users to find their “soulmix” for any workout. Audé will be able to further merge the music and fitness industries with his knowledge alongside the existing team at Rock My World.

“RockMyRun helps people get and stay fit by motivating them, through the combination of science and music, to push through their workouts. Audé will add top quality mixes that are sure to keep users moving and motivated, even during the toughest part of their workout regimen,” said Adam Riggs-Zeigen, Rock My World’s CEO and co-founder. “Music serves many purposes in our lives and I am honored to join a team like Rock My World. I am excited to bring my music to the RockMyRun users and explore the impact it has on people while running and working out,” said Audé, Rock My World’s creative consultant.

Audé has earned a reputation as a master producer and remixer who delivers award-winning results. Audé’s label, Audacious Records, was named Billboard Magazine’s No. 1 Indie Dance Label in 2014 and continues to release more hits in 2015, Audacious Records produced a few No. 1 records in 2014 including “Aftermath (Here We Go)” with Andy Bell (from Erasure), “MAD” with Vassy, and “Take Me Away” with new artist Rokelle.
The app’s myBeat™ Body Driven Music Technology pulls in biometric data like steps, heart rate or pace from smartphones and wearable devices to dynamically adjust the tempo of the music to be in tune with a user’s body, matching the music to a user’s steps or heartbeat. Users also have the choice to set their beats per minute manually. RockMyRun’s curated mixes and myBeat™ Body Driven Music Technology have been proven in a recent study by the University of California San Diego’s EPARC behavioral health lab to boost motivation during a run by up to 35 percent.

Mixes are searchable by genre, BPM, length and lyrics and are rated and commented on by RunRockers – members of the RockMyRun community. This allows for a truly personalized experience that enables all users to find content best suited for their needs.

Audé’s first mix will launch on Thursday, February 19, 2015. For more information on RockMyRun, please visit https://www.rockmyrun.com/freeapp

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About Rock My World
Rock My World, Inc. was founded with a passion for helping people get and stay fit through the fusion of music and technology. The company takes data from smartphones and fitness wearable devices and uses it to adjust music tempo in real time to help people have more fun, perform better and simply put, “get more” from their workouts.

About RockMyRun
RockMyRun, the first app from Rock My World, combines professionally created, DJ’d mixes that have been specifically designed to motivate people during exercise with innovative, technology that adjusts music tempo based on biometric data.

Available for IOS and Android, the app offers free and affordable membership options, boasts a consistent 4 ½ star review in both stores and was recently featured on the Today Show, in the NY Times, and the Boston Globe. The team at Rock My World has developed a popular, addictive app complete with technology that is flipping the fitness tech industry on its head.

For more information on RockMyRun, visit http://www.rockmyrun.com/freeapp or download the app on iTunes or Google play. Become a fan at www.facebook.com/RockMyRun and follow on Twitter @RockMyRun.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (December 09, 2014) – Today, HouseCall Pro announced the nationwide expansion of its smartphone app, available for free on iOS and Android. HouseCall Pro is a full-suite tool that enables service professionals to run their entire business from their smartphone and complimentary web portal. The app is free to use and supports professionals with all aspects of their daily workflow, including: job scheduling, customer database, invoicing and payment processing, technician dispatch, and much more. It is also fully integrated with access to the HouseCall consumer marketplace.

For early service professional customers, HouseCall Pro is disrupting the industry by offering a record low 1.99 percent credit card transaction-processing fee, one of the most competitive rates offered across the industry.

“We wanted to give mobile service professionals a modern way to run their business at zero cost,” said Ian Heidt, CEO and co-founder of HouseCall. “Plumbers, electricians, housekeepers and others can now reach new goals by streamlining and mobilizing their businesses with this all-in-one tool. Instead of using pen and paper or antiquated software, HouseCall Pro makes scheduling, dispatching, billing and invoicing a breeze.”

Since first launching its services in San Diego in early 2014, HouseCall Pro has quickly positioned itself as the premier home services platform connecting local, trusted service professionals with home owners and renters. HouseCall Pro is lowering the barrier to what would otherwise be a complex technology adoption; simplifying high-tech tools to help small businesses upgrade their operations and better compete in a rapidly evolving marketplace.

From inception, HouseCall Pro users have completed thousands of home maintenance jobs. Using this all-encompassing tool, service professionals, on average, have doubled their business. Additionally, they’ve been able to easily retain existing clients and acquire new clients through the award-winning HouseCall consumer marketplace.

“Everyone wants to grow their business and our mission is to accelerate that. Before, service pros were either stitching together multiple siloed products that weren’t designed to operate together, or reverting back to the laborious method of pen, paper, and over flowing filing cabinets,” said Co-founder Roland Ligtenberg. “Now, they’re able to run their entire business in one place.”
As a complete solution for all professional services verticals, HouseCall Pro is quickly gaining the attention of on-the-go business owners as the easiest and most effective way to run their business. HouseCall Pro is free and available now to download in the App Store for iOS and Android devices.
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ABOUT HOUSECALL

The HouseCall Pro app is a full-service tool that enables professionals to run their entire business from their smartphone and with a complimentary web portal. The app is free and supports service professionals with business workflow, such as job scheduling, customer database, invoicing and payment processing, technician dispatch, and much more, all with fully integrated access to the HouseCall marketplace.

Prior to founding HouseCall, Ian Heidt, Adam Perry-Pelletier, Chris Zwickilton, Roland Ligtenberg, and Reza Olfat developed smartphone technologies at Qualcomm. Together they helped found the company’s innovation division, Qualcomm Labs, an incubator focused on leading innovation in new wireless product development and developed the groundbreaking Gimbal platform. HouseCall is funded by a global venture capital group, e.ventures, who were initial investors in companies like Angie’s List and Groupon, and Canter Capital with participation from KGC Capital. Their advisors include the San Diego general manager of Uber and former general manager of new products at Service Magic (now HomeAdvisor).

HouseCall Pro is free and available now to download in the App Store for iOS and Android devices.

For more information please visit, http://pro.tryhousecall.com/.

Connect: facebook.com/HouseCallApp, twitter.com/HouseCall, youtube.com/HouseCallApp, instagram.com/housecall.

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SAN DIEGO, September 22, 2014 – Joseph S. Erle of 5th Avenue Insurance announces that he will be sponsoring “Making Your Startup Investor Friendly”.

This is an entrepreneurial workshop presented by the Entrepreneurial Advisory Council, a group of professionals that serve San Diego’s growing number of innovators, entrepreneurs, and startup businesses. The free event takes place on Wednesday October 8th, 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., in La Jolla UTC at 9171 Towne Centre Dr. #180.

Attending this workshop will give observers of the tech industry an insight to the very core of San Diego startup culture. Presenters will speak on topics that include business growth planning, proactive legal planning, and business valuation for startups.

Joe’s experience and connections in supporting the San Diego tech industry has put him in a key position to comment on the local tech community, from a business and financial perspective.

Joseph S. Erle has an MBA with a Concentration in Technology Project Management. He is an enthusiastic booster of the local technology industry. Following in the family footsteps, Joe has years of experience in commercial insurance, his father was an insurance broker for twenty years, and his brother is also an insurance broker.

5th Avenue insurance is a well-established San Diego insurance agency with 30 employees, serving California, Nevada, and Arizona since 1983. Joe has been at the company for six years and worked in every aspect of commercial insurance coverage.

To RSVP for the workshop go to: http://makingyourstartupinvestorfriendly.eventbrite.com

Joe’s page on the 5th Ave. Insurance website: http://www.5thaveins.com/commercial/technology-cyber/