San Diego Tech Scene Blog

For Immediate Release

Media Contacts:
Teresa Valenzuela, SDFF
(619) 269-1684, Ext. 205 – Direct
(619) 601-3613 – Cell

Courtney Pendleton, YMCA
(858) 292-9622, ext. 10112
(714) 926-8106 cell

The San Diego Futures Foundation, in Partnership with Copley-Price Family YMCA, Hosts STEMFEST: Opportunity Knocks

SAN DIEGO – Feb. 18, 2019 – The public is invited to join the San Diego Futures Foundation (SDFF), Copley-Price Family YMCA, and up to 45 exhibitors for a STEM-centric day on Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Copley-Price Family YMCA (4300 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, 92105). Bring the whole family and learn about all things STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

STEMFEST: Opportunity Knocks is designed to evoke interest and create new avenues of opportunity for youth interested in science technologies. This is a FREE family event focused on not only exposing the community to science technologies happening in San Diego but resources and avenues intended to broaden their STEM-horizon. For more information, and to sign up for the event, visit:
“At SDFF we envision a future where technology is available to all, regardless of socio-economic status, age, or ability,” said, Gary Knight, Executive Director of the SDFF. “It’s important that we open doors of opportunity to underserved populations and equip them with the needed resources to succeed. This is our way of ensuring we contribute positively to family-focused activities in the community.”

“We are excited to partner with the San Diego Futures Foundation,” said Copley-Price YMCA Executive Director Julian Villegas. “At the YMCA we focus on youth development and social responsibility and invite all mid-city neighbors and families to learn more and explore STEM in a fun way.”

Villegas added that after STEMFEST, the YMCA and SDFF are collaborating to develop new programs that both children and adults can participate in.


SDFF, in the business of improving lives through technology
The San Diego Futures Foundation (SDFF) was established in 1999 by the Pennant Alliance as a way to help meet the growing need for access to technology equipment and services. Our mission is to improve lives in San Diego County by making information technology available to underserved populations by providing technology equipment, training, support, IT outsourcing, and digital media services to nonprofit organizations, disadvantaged small businesses, low-income households, people with disabilities, and seniors. SDFF is working hard to bridge the digital divide in our community. We are located at 4283 El Cajon Blvd., Suite 220, San Diego, CA 92105. Visit for more information.

About the YMCA of San Diego County
The YMCA of San Diego County is the second largest Y in the nation serving more than 435,000 San Diego County residents and employing more than 5,500 people. Through a variety of programs and services focused on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y unites men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. The YMCA of San Diego County is dedicated to improving the quality of human life and to helping all people realize their fullest potential as children of God through the development of the spirit, mind, and body. Visit to find your local YMCA or call (858) 292-YMCA (9622).

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

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.

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.

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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.

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.

Awards recognize local advisors who provide extraordinary service in the sale, acquisition, expansion or recapitalization of a company

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.