EvoNexus, San Diego's only fully pro-bono startup incubator, is now housing 28 companies in its downtown and UTC offices.
"Every application round typically brings in a wide range of startups,” said Rory Moore, CEO of CommNexus and EvoNexus (EvoNexus is the technology incubator of CommNexus). “We found it interesting that of the nine companies we admitted in this round of 104 applicants, seven were digital health-related startups. This is a technology vertical CommNexus is focusing on and we're excited to see this trend being followed with the startups. The smartphone, ubiquitous broadband wireless, mobile apps, wearables, advanced semiconductors and the sky-rocketing cost of health care are compelling elements to enable digital health to be an important new cluster in San Diego."
The companies admitted in this round were AllSeq, Footprints Mobile Data, Hush Technologies, Koriist, Nanomedical Diagnostics, Omniome, PlayMotion, Skylit and Tab32.
While EvoNexus companies have occupied space in the UTC location since 2009, many companies are now based in the downtown office at 101 W. Broadway. Downtown is also the home to "EvoStart," a four-month framework designed to help startups validate product market-fit while being exposed to the CommNexus/ EvoNexus network.
The next round of applications closes in August 2014. Given EvoNexus’ continuing strategic alliance with Qualcomm (Nasdaq: QCOM) and new alliance with Cisco SystemO) (Nasdaq: CSC), they expect this next round to draw another large pool of applicants.