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Calling all early-stage founders looking for investment, mentorship, and business growth! Pax Momentum is now accepting applications for its Fall 2020 Cohort!

Twice a year, Pax invites 10 companies to participate in its (mostly virtual) accelerator, reserving 3 out of 10 spots for ClimateTech companies! Pax invests $50,000 in each company and provides opportunities to help companies with growth.

For more information on the accelerator and the application – visit www.paxmv.com. Applications due June 15th!

Pax Momentum is a national accelerator program that is accepting applications for its Fall 2020 Cohort until June 15th and is targeting the area in and around San Diego, specifically. A little about us:

  • Pax invests in two cohorts of ten companies every year and three of the ten spots in each cohort are reserved for CleanTech companies.
  • Each company receives a 50k investment and participates in an intensive, 8-week program
  • Pax is a national accelerator that embraces a hybrid program of virtual and in-person events
  • Pax is open to all industries, but specializes in B2B tech companies in cybersecurity, fintech, AI, IoT, telecom, CleanTech, and e-commerce, though all industries are encouraged to apply.
  • Headline Mentors for the Fall 2020 Cohort will be (1) CEO of Urgent.ly Chis Spanos, (2) CEO and Founder of NS8 Adam Rogas, and (3) Darren Lee, Vice President and General Manager of ProofPoint’s Compliance and Digital Risk Unit.

Interested? Apply before June 15th! Visit www.paxmv.com

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.

CONNECT, a premier innovation company accelerator in San Diego that creates and scales companies in the technology and life sciences sectors, announced today that it will begin offering its programming at DeskHub, a collaborative workspace for entrepreneurs, creators and innovators that encourages social interaction and community building, in Little Italy to provide greater access and support for entrepreneurs in San Diego. The CONNECT expansion, to be known as CONNECT DT @ DeskHub, will begin facilitating the Springboard Accelerator Program in the downtown location immediately.

Arista MD, a technology-enabled service company providing eConsults and a suite of related specialist referral support tools, announced today it completed $11 million in financing. The Series A round was led by Avalon Ventures with participation from Correlation Ventures. The proceeds will be used to accelerate commercialization and further enhance functionality of the company’s proprietary Referral Intelligence Platform.

San Diego­ June 28, 2016 ­ Just released, the MeetnGreet app for iPhone and Android users is a free social community that helps people make new friends in San Diego that have similar interests, live nearby and are similar in age and life­stage. MeetnGreet is the ideal friendship matchmaker for San Diego transplants.

“In the past few years we’ve seen a proliferation of new types of products and new sectors under development in San Diego’s thriving innovation community,” said Greg McKee, CEO of CONNECT. “To reflect this growth, we’ve expanded our categories of innovation awards and the criteria for this year’s Most Innovative New Product Awards to ensure that we are showcasing the broadest spectrum of cutting-edge new products in life sciences and technology. Expanding MIP in this manner further serves our mission by providing an excellent competition and visibility for the companies and products who enter MIP.”

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