San Diego Tech Scene Blog

Founders First Capital Partners and LIFT Development Enterprises has extended the deadline for their small business accelerator program, Fall 2019 South Bay Elevate My Business Challenge. They will now accept applications until 09/30/2019.

LIFT Development Enterprises (LIFT) is a not-for-profit small business growth accelerator program. Through four (4) strategy-focused workshops and meaningful mentorship, the program educates small businesses on how to scale their business, improve their business financial health, and become job creators. The program culminates with a pitch & graduation day where cash & service prizes are awarded to the top growth plan presentations, along with the opportunity to network with potential investors and partners. Post-program support is included for all graduates.

  • Deadline to apply: September 30th, 2019
  • Workshop dates: 10/1, 10/15, 10/29, & 11/12
  • Location:
    National University South Bay Campus –
    660 Bay Blvd., Chula Vista, CA 91910
  • Duration: 60 days (bi-weekly workshops & pitch event on 11/26/19)
  • Ideal candidate: Small businesses with annual revenues of $50K to $250K
  • All referrals will receive the $250 discounted tuition fee (*Retail: $500)!
  • Apply at https://liftde.org/apply-challenge/

Download the the flyer for more info.

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

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.

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.