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Seven startups chosen for Plug and Play Camp

The second Plug and Play San Diego pitch competition lived up to the success of its predecessor, with seven of the 15 startups that pitched each earning $25,000 in funding as well as a valuable spot at Plug and Play’s StartupCamp in Sunnyvale.

Murrieta introduces angel investors to local entrepreneurs

Nearly 100 entrepreneurs, investors and others from the Murrieta Valley, San Diego and Orange County areas packed the Murrieta City Hall City Council Chambers on Nov. 18 to participate in Murrieta's version of the ABC television show, "Shark Tank."

Crowdfunding changes expected to be revolutionary

Monumental changes are in store for the future of investing and entrepreneurship, courtesy of two titles in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s JOBS Act.

SDSU's DeNoble named president-elect of national entrepreneurship organization

The executive director of San Diego State University's Lavin Entrepreneurship Center, Dr. Alex DeNoble, has been chosen to serve as president-elect for the U.S. Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, the university announced Thursday.

Temecula Valley Entrepreneur’s Exchange events -- December 2013

Temecula Valley Entrepreneur's Exchange Resource Center offers the following events in December.

Delegation of women entrepreneurs from Southeast Asia visits CITD

The San Diego CITD hosted a meeting with a delegation of women entrepreneurs from Bangladesh, Burma, and India interested in learning about the various business development programs available for small businesses in the U.S.

InSoCal Connect presents 'Springboard in a Nutshell'

InSoCal Connect is excited to bring the Springboard program to the start-ups and entrepreneurs of the Innovation Triangle at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at the Eagle Glen Golf Club Pinnacle Room located on 1800 Eagle Glen Pkwy. in Corona, 92883.

TriTech SBDC presents Twin Cities Business Success seminar on Oct. 23

TriTech SBDC's next business success seminar will be held Wednesday, Oct. 23, from 5:30-8 p.m. in the Murrieta Innovation Center at 2644 Beckman Court in Murrieta.

Drones the future of food?

Chris Anderson, co-founder of 3D Robotics, a San Diego- and Tijuana-based drone manufacturing company and the former editor of Wired magazine, says drones will transform one of the world’s largest industries: agriculture.

SDSU’s Dr. Alex DeNoble wins teaching and research award

Dr. Alex DeNoble has been named this year’s recipient of the Karl Vesper Entrepreneurship Pioneer Award, The College of Business Administration at San Diego State University (SDSU) announced Wednesday.

Pitch your company to Tech Coast Angels on Nov. 18 in Murrieta

The city of Murrieta will be hosting a Tech Coast Angels (TCA) meeting at 4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 18, at Murrieta City Hall, 1 Town Square. The event will be open to innovative area companies who wish to make presentations to TCA members.

Mintz Levin series to help military veterans run startups

Former military service members who have come up with an idea or an invention for a new business since returning home now will have help in turning that dream into a reality.

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Roundtables

Murrieta promotes hub for entrepreneurs

San Diego’s reputation as a hub of innovation has been growing in recent years, with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development naming it the second most innovative city in the world in 2013 for patent intensity.

SD banks compete for borrowers, are ‘choked’ by regulations

Small businesses that need money can’t get a loan, and those that can get a loan are finding a way around it.

Young entrepreneurs beat recession

When times get tough, the tough get going. That sums up the mentality of local entrepreneurs who successfully jumpstarted businesses in a down economy. They shared their tales at The Daily Transcript's Young Influentials executive roundtable April 12 sponsored by the law firm Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth PC.

Lack of venture capital money hurting local start-ups, say business owners

The businesses that San Diego’s entrepreneurs have founded are as diverse as the backgrounds of the entrepreneurs themselves, and they are each facing a different set of challenges and triumphs in today’s market.

Lending environment improves, but many entrepreneurs still waiting on sidelines

Banks’ ability to lend has returned, however, demand for loans remains very weak, members of the industry said during a recent Daily Transcript Executive Roundtable.

Entrepreneurial state of mind: Local executives see challenges as opportunities

Five San Diego executives shared how they navigate in a tumultuous market and keep the spirit of entrepreneurship alive at a recent Daily Transcript roundtable.

Profiles

Connect's new CEO takes on task of fostering new business

Seven months to the day after Connect CEO Duane Roth died from injuries sustained in a biking accident, Greg McKee took on the role as the organization’s fourth chief executive. Roth left big shoes to fill, but McKee said he plans to chart his own course.

Fitwall relies on data streams to gain business, results

In a world where sensor technology, iPads and working out are all the rage, one new fitness company has managed to effectively combine all three.

Parallel 6 has apps for racing, restaurants

Come race day at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, turfside gamblers can place wagers and happily play videos of their horse winning by a nose — all through an app on their smartphones.

Florida-based Sloan's Ice Cream coming to San Diego

For the past two years, Sloan Kamenstein has been working to franchise his ice cream shops, which have been described by some as a mix of FAO Schwarz and Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory.

Chefs Press carves publishing niche

In the past 10 to 15 years, the dining and craft beer scenes in San Diego have exploded, marking the city as a new culinary destination.

Entrepreneur Videos

Interview with the SBA's Donna Davis

Feb. 11, 2014 -- George Chamberlin speaks with Donna Davis, regional administrator for Region IX of the U.S. Small Business Administration, about her new role and the small business lending environment.

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