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Friends launch law firm for entrepreneurial clients

Two former law school classmates are reuniting, each leaving an established firm to start their own venture, in an effort to serve a smaller, more entrepreneurial client base.

Accion Academy launches entrepreneurial business course

The Accion Academy for Entrepreneurial Success is launching an eight-week series of hands-on training accompanied by one-on-one business counseling to empower individuals to become entrepreneurs and create a job for themselves.

Murrieta hosts Google Hangout with Brad Feld

The city of Murrieta, InSoCal Connect, and the Murrieta Valley Unified School District are working together to host a Google Hangout with Brad Feld aon Friday, Aug. 2 at the Murrieta Mesa High School.

Immigration reform to affect skilled worker visas

While much of the focus on the comprehensive Immigration Modernization Act of 2013 has been on the Mexican border and immigrants’ ability to obtain citizenship, the bill also includes significant changes to highly skilled worker immigration laws.

Murrieta: Creating an entrepreneurial ecosystem

Growing a start-up technology business involves a great deal of entrepreneurial imagination, along with innovation and personal sacrifices. It is work done by individuals; by risk takers.

Coworking Connection hosts 'Coworking Week 2013'

In SoCal Connect and Coworking Connection invites business people to join them for a week of interactive information, workshops and training that's custom fit for entrepreneurs, startups and business owners.

Temecula Valley Entrepreneur's Exchange becoming hub for software, technology startups

The newest company to join the Temecula Incubator, Inviscid Software, is excited about the opportunities to work alongside like-minded startups.

CyberFlow gets $2M investment from Toshiba

San Diego-based CyberFlow Analytics Inc., a newly formed cybersecurity company, raised $2 million from Toshiba America Electronic Components Inc. (TAEC).

Keeping employees engaged key to corporate wellness programs

In 2007, when Danna Korn, a best-selling nutrition author and serial entrepreneur, spoke with Bryan Van Noy about his field of work -- corporate wellness -- she discovered it was all about health assessment, biometric screening and coaching. She thought it was boring and the engagement level so low, and wondered why it couldn’t be more fun.

Vetstarter aims to raise money for veteran businesses

Move over, Kickstarter. A new San Diego-based nonprofit crowdfunding platform called Vetstarter.org aims to get veteran-owned startups off the ground.

SD-based Rock My World looks for funding

Adam Riggs-Zeigen was a DJ who traveled the world before landing at Qualcomm Inc. Now he’s mashed up his music and technology backgrounds to form an app that lets runners' heartbeats dictate what beats they listen to.

Newly funded app connects fans to celebs

A new San Diego startup called Yapert makes it easier to stalk -- and talk to -- stars online.

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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.


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.

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Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 semifinalist: Kathleen Sellick

May 13, 2014 -- George Chamberlin talks to Kathleen Sellick, former president/CEO of Rady Children's Hospital, about participating in the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 Awards program and her work at running a hospital.

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