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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).

Today, San Diego-based FitPod, the first reusable water bottle that allows users to enjoy their favorite supplements on-the-go with reusable cartridges, has announced that it has reached its Kickstarter campaign goal of $25,000 in just six days. Backed by over 650 people so far, FitPod, which uses Shark Tank-backed CleanBottle technology for its eco-friendly, convenient, and hygienic design, comes with reusable cartridges that are compatible with pre-workout supplements, electrolyte supplements, liquid water enhancers of all kinds, protein powder, and more.

SAN DIEGO, March 22, 2016 – The Technology Services Industry Association (TSIA), the leading association for today’s technology and services organizations, has released another chapter preview of its upcoming book, Technology-as-a-Service Playbook: How to Grow a Profitable Subscription Business, due to publish this May. Chapter 9 of the new book, called “The Case for Managed Services,” discusses how standing up a managed services (MS) business can be a gateway for technology companies to enter into the XaaS (X-as-a-Service) marketplace.

Staff Smart, Inc., a national IT staffing and recruitment agency, has recently transferred operations to offices on Rancho Bernardo to accommodate growth. The agency announced the addition of two Fortune 500 companies to its client portfolio as well as a 250% increase in revenue since 2010.

eAngel, a service that uses real professional proofreaders to make sure your outgoing emails have no mistakes, officially launches. As soon as you hit ‘send’ the email is proofread within minutes and sent to the recipient without them ever knowing it had a stop on the way.

We are excited to announce the creation of Forum Public Relations, a full-service public relations and communications agency specializing in the sciences, engineering, architecture, and the arts.

“Our goal with CapitalMatch is to develop relationships with a large network of investors across the country. We work to understand their investment interests and then introduce them to the vetted San Diego companies that meet their investment criteria,” said Shawn Richardson, Senior Director, Match Programs at CONNECT. “We believe that being a part of the CapitalMatch program will be impactful for Fragmob, GRI Bio, Guru, and Jaan Biotherapeutics as they raise capital in the coming months.”

WowYow has partnered with Myspace to provide viewers with an all-new interactive video experience.

“Presenting this new education series is a natural next step for us as we work to identify and create ways to support the fundraising efforts of start-ups in San Diego,” said Shawn Richardson, Senior Director, Match Programs at CONNECT.

Facilitate continued growth and position the Company for equity raise this summer