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.
Move over, Kickstarter. A new San Diego-based nonprofit crowdfunding platform called Vetstarter.org aims to get veteran-owned startups off the ground.
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.
A new San Diego startup called Yapert makes it easier to stalk -- and talk to -- stars online.
Temecula Valley Entrepreneur's Exchange Resource Center offers the following events in July.
San Diego will host its seventh Startup Weekend starting June 21, an event bringing together entrepreneurs, designers, developers and startup enthusiasts to participate in 54 hours of taking innovative business ideas from concept to launch.
Ice chips flew when chainsaw-wielding women in heels opened Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year 2013 awards Thursday in San Diego with the sculpting of the E&Y logo out of ice blocks.
Promising tech startups from around the county — and around the world — are swinging through Mintz Levin’s doors in San Diego this week to have a once-in-a-lifetime meeting with representatives of South Korean wireless giant SK Telecom.
A new biotech in San Diego has a unique two-fold goal: to help people look younger and save sharks from being killed.
The law firm Foley & Lardner has discovered a new way to inspire confidence in its clients — by investing in them.
NEW YORK — Small businesses looking for a windfall of investor money from crowdfunding may find that it's more of a bust.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Fewer people are starting small businesses now that the job market is looking better.
NEW YORK (AP) -- When a witness at a March Senate hearing on small business accused state and local governments of not doing enough to prepare for disasters, he got a sharp retort from the committee chair.
When Darrius Thompson went to raise Series A funding for his startup, he made sure to go with the investor who put him on the spot.
San Diego-based 3D Robotics Inc. created a game changer for the drone industry: military-grade technology at toy prices.
Hard Rock Hotel San Diego is getting ready to play host to a different breed of rich rock stars: venture capitalists.
Deal Current Network, a private-label daily-deal software company, is giving away valuable tech tips through a campaign called Take Back Local.
Year 2013 is well under way and exciting new things have been happening at the Temecula Valley Entrepreneur's Exchange. TVE2 is the City of Temecula's Business Incubator and Regional Resource Center. The goal of TVE2 is to foster business growth and economic vitality for entrepreneurs and innovative early stage companies, by providing access to technology and high quality resources, and leveraging a strong network of community partners.
The Temecula Valley Entrepreneur's Exchange is offering several free workshops throughout the month of March.
The Rady School of Management at the University of California, San Diego was ranked 19th in faculty research in the Financial Times' Global MBA Rankings 2013.
The city of Temecula is offering classes that will provide a basic overview of patents, copyrights and trademarks, while also answering questions about preparing patent applications and how to file for a patent.
As the sun set on a downtown party Wednesday night, pink mixed drinks swam down an ice luge into attendees' cocktail glasses and parting gifts came in the form of honey jars.
San Diego State University will begin offering a minor in entrepreneurship starting in the fall of 2013, the school announced Thursday.
Entrepreneurs need to create a blueprint of their vision for the company so others can work to make it happen, said Cameron Herold, founder of BackPocket COO and former chief operating officer of 1-800-Got-Junk?
NEW YORK (AP) -- Small business owners may be closer to losing an advantage they've enjoyed during the e-commerce boom -- being exempt from collecting sales tax in states where they're not located. And they're worried they will have to spend more money in the process.
San Diego entrepreneurs saw some positive growth in net profit, revenue and number of employees over the past six months, according to the Entrepreneurs' Organization's Global Entrepreneur Indicator Study.
Ernst & Young LLP seeks nominations for the 27th annual Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, which recognizes those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses.
The Temecula Valley Entrepreneur's Exchange is a business incubator and regional resource center focused on assisting entrepreneurs to spark job creation and stimulate the local economy.
The U.S. federal government buys nearly $100 billion worth of goods and services from small businesses annually, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration.
It pays to have friends in high places. For the CEO of Mogl, a Sorrento Valley-based restaurants rewards program, that means being chummy with Sir Richard Branson.
After hibernating through much of the Great Recession, venture capital funding in San Diego County jumped roughly 20 percent last year to $1.1 billion -- the first time since 2008 that the funds crossed the billion-dollar mark.
NEW YORK (AP) -- The flu season has created a scramble for New Jersey Limo Bus & Limousine.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Dane Stangler has never owned a small business, and doesn't expect to ever own one. But he's in a position to understand the challenges facing people who own small companies.
Scotty Johnson was the owner of French gastropub Modus when his future love and business partner walked in the door.
EvoNexus is accepting the next round of applications for high-tech startups that want to work in a rent-free incubator.
The San Diego Regional Enterprise Zone, one of 42 such zones in California, is a 15-year business tax credit program established to promote business growth in designated areas of the San Diego region.
Carlsbad-based Agility Clinical Inc.'s employees wear many hats. One of its physicians, for example, acts as the chief medical officer of several biotechs in California.
A nontraditional type of venture capitalist is gaining ground. More than 200 corporate venture arms have been established in the last 18 months alone.
For the past 13 years, Jessica Lerner has slowly gained a local name for herself by singing and strumming her heart out in San Diego malls.
An interactive physical therapy software that cuts rehab costs is getting a $4.25 million injection from the West Health Investment Fund.
Robert Kibble made an unlikely investment in High West Distillery in Park City, Utah a few years back.
Regardless of who wins the November election, San Diego’s next mayor has promised to use an obscure immigration program to attract foreign investment as a means of spurring the local economy.
Jon Medved, a top venture capitalist in Israel and serial entrepreneur, paid a visit to local universities on Monday to discuss Israel's innovation boom.
WhatRunsWhere launched a new service that tracks ads across the Google Display Network, allowing smaller businesses to create and place ads across thousands of websites worldwide.
Josh Payne spent seven years in San Francisco, where a technology boom has pushed office rents to the highest level in a decade. He headed south to Los Angeles’s Venice area when starting his Internet firm, StackSocial Inc.
Councilman Carl DeMaio and Rep. Bob Filner offered dueling proposals for the San Diego startup community during a Tuesday night mayoral forum.
Anametrix Inc. is using a cash infusion to hire dozens of local employees over the next year, with a goal of making San Diego a hub for analytics technology.
Endopodium will be the first company to participate in Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch's business incubator program, Procopio LaunchPad.
“Fashionable” is not a word Allison Andrews would ever use to describe herself.
The law firm Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch announced Friday that Endopodium will be the first company to participate in its business incubator program, Procopio LaunchPad.
The Irvine Co. lets technology startups roam free, rent-free, in their downtown office building -- also known as the AT&T Building -- in hopes they will someday ink leases in one of the firm's other properties. That plan appears to be working.
Cherie Blair, the wife of former U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair, visited Qualcomm Inc.'s Sorrento Valley headquarters on Thursday to announce a new partnership with the wireless giant.
Two programs aimed at helping local entrepreneurs are being offered to those who need funding or are looking for support and networking opportunities.
Mayor Jerry Sanders will recognize San Diego’s inaugural entrepreneur day, Sept. 22, through a proclamation presented by San Diego Small Business Ambassador Lisa Gordon-Hosch.
San Diego Venture Group invites entrepreneurs to compete for $35,000 in funding by applying to the annual PitchFest program.
Marking its first technology transfer to a startup, the West Health Institute Tuesday announced that newly-formed company, Sense4Baby Inc., is licensing the institute’s Sense4Baby technology for a wireless fetal monitor that could be used to monitor high-risk pregnancies in remote clinics.
Recently, a young San Diegan was selected by Forbes magazine as one of nine All-Star Student Entrepreneurs, setting up a feature of the recent San Diego State University graduate in the magazine’s online and print editions in August.
During a recent press conference, mayoral hopeful Carl DeMaio assembled four members of the next City Council as a display of solidarity to uphold the voter-approved pension reform initiative Proposition B.
NEW YORK (AP) -- This summer, many small businesses that depend on high temperatures got more than they bargained for.
Lynn Pittman, marketing consultant for San Diego's Small Business Development Center, admits not many people know what the center does — and she's working to change that.
MIAMI (AP) -- Do an Internet search for microcredit, and images of colorfully dressed women in Africa, South Asia and Central America pop up. But the international trend that began more than three decades ago in Bangladesh is increasingly finding a home in the United States.
A Bay Area heavy hitter in the textbook sales and rental market swooped in to pluck up HubEdu Inc., a months-old startup that's been growing in the downtown EvoNexus incubator.
When Dan Chavez’s father suffered a hemorrhagic stroke in July 2010, the family thought Chavez — whose background is in health care information technology — would be best suited to be the caregiver.
The winners of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award were revealed last night in La Jolla. The group winners were selected by an independent judging panel made up of previous winners of the award, leading CEOs, private capital investors and other regional business leaders.
Some of San Diego's best and brightest were recognized Wednesday night at Ernst & Young's annual Entrepreneur of the Year awards at the Hyatt Regency Aventine in La Jolla.
Portable Genomics LLC, a San-Diego based biotech company, is creating a way to condense an individual's letter-heavy genomic data into a simple iTunes format.
Filling out a tedious expense sheet after a wine-infused steak dinner spent wooing a business client is not on the top of most anyone's to-do list.
Ernst & Young announced the 18 finalists for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012 Award in the San Diego.
Pet fish, nap rooms and doodle walls are popular office perks in San Francisco Bay Area startups, but a local restaurant rewards company is also fostering that kind of laid-back culture at its new Sorrento Valley headquarters. (video)
Sometimes when an idea sparks, it starts a fire; other times an idea just blows away with the wind.
Ernst & Young LLP announced the 27 semifinalists for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012 Award in the San Diego region.
The law firm Perkins Coie recently launched a user-friendly interactive website that enables entrepreneurs to generate the legal documents needed to form a Delaware "C" corporation, free of charge.
Students and alumni from San Diego State University showcased products and learned about life as an entrepreneur at Entrepreneur Day on Tuesday.
The 2012 independent judging panel to select the regional finalists and winners for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award was announced Friday. The panel comprises local business leaders, including previous winners of the award, leading CEOs and private capital investors.
Thousands of students, alumni and community members will walk through the "entrepreneurial village,” featuring more than 50 businesses, during San Diego State University’s Entrepreneur Day on March 13.
Fed up with sky-high price tags on textbooks at university bookstores, Jonathan Simkin co-founded a discount textbook website called SwoopThat in his dorm at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, Calif. and then moved the company to other undesirable office locations: his parents’ house in Del Mar and then to a temporary space from a family friend in La Jolla.
College students who have dreams of starting their own businesses can get a head start by taking part in a contest at San Diego State Univeristy.
When it comes to computing, Dylan Natter embraces his creative side. He has been a mobile DJ, helped with skateboard design and aided in software development. Today, he puts that creativity toward his business. Natter is the founder and chief executive officer of centrexIT, an information technology firm that attempts to improve the businesses of its San Diego-based clients.
Negotiations are ongoing with the Navarra family, owners of Jerome’s Furniture, to develop a five-block property downtown into what will eventually become the IDEA District.
Ernst & Young LLP is seeking nominations for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012 Regional Awards.
Web-based cardiology software developer Perminova has added Gail Naughton, a veteran in business, finance, biomedicine and academia, to its board of advisers.
To be the CEO of two early-stage companies, at the same time, and working with two brilliant serial entrepreneurs is not an easy task, but Diane Goostree handles it with aplomb.
Judy Muller-Cohn was working as an entomologist at Mycogen, a Dow AgroSciences retail seed company that develops and markets corn hybrids, when a freezer broke down and they lost some samples.
Ernst & Young LLP is pleased to announce the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year San Diego Award winners. This group of leading entrepreneurs was selected by an independent judging panel made up of previous winners of the award, leading CEOs, private capital investors and other regional business leaders. The winners were revealed at a gala event on June 16, 2011 at Hyatt Regency, La Jolla.
Ernst & Young LLP announced its 2011 Entrepreneur of The Year San Diego finalists this week, including companies from a variety of sectors.
A mixture of technology, life science, alternative fuel and brewing companies have made the list of semi-finalists for this year’s Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year awards in San Diego.
Ernst & Young LLP is calling for nominations for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2011 Awards.
Committed entrepreneur CEOs wake up thinking about the business, do so all day long, and go to sleep thinking about the business. They dream the business. They plan in the shower. They get up at 3 a.m. and jot notes.
Venture capital trends look positive, particularly in San Diego, but the sector won't see an echo of the bubble days going forward, experts say.
Several entrepreneurs in the region have been selected as semifinalists in the worldwide Cleantech Open.
Ernst & Young LLP is pleased to announce the winners of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award in San Diego. This group of leading entrepreneurs was selected by an independent judging panel made up of regional business, academic and community leaders. The winners were revealed at a gala event on June 9 at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla.
The economy remains on unsteady footing, but its effects on individual sectors have been varied, executives from five different industries agreed at a Thursday roundtable at the Daily Transcript offices.
This past week was a celebration of America's unsung economic heroes, small businesses. National Small Business Week focuses on everything from home-based businesses to growing companies with less than 500 employees.
Ernst & Young LLP announced the finalists for its 2010 Entrepreneur Of The Year awards in San Diego.
Ernst & Young LLP has announced the semi-finalists for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award in San Diego.
The San Diego office of Ernst & Young LLP announced on Monday the opening of the nomination period for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2010 Awards in San Diego.
Ernst & Young San Diego honored local entrepreneurs Wednesday night, including a special award for real estate and banking mogul Ernest Rady.
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.
Small businesses that need money can’t get a loan, and those that can get a loan are finding a way around it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Michael Anderson started San Diego-based Radiant Technologies Inc. because he wanted to give software clients a personalized touch.
Steve Ogles first got into the camera business in the early 1970s because he wanted to take pictures of his friends surfing.
Dale Stein doesn’t ever want to retire. It just doesn’t make sense to him.
Growing up in San Diego with a stepfather who was a general contractor, Bob Noble remembers reading The Daily Transcript at a young age and learning about construction, even before he understood what the word “architect” meant. When he did become an architect, stepping into construction and design-build projects was a natural transition.
Derek Davis, president and founder of DavisReed Construction, describes his company as fast-moving and adaptable, creative and quick thinking, with a more relaxed culture and an emphasis on the individual. If that sounds more like a startup than a general contractor with as much as $300 million in revenues, it’s by design.
Despite a brutal market for booksellers, Warwick’s, the oldest family-owned and operated bookstore in the nation, still draws customers to La Jolla.
The simple grievance of greasy fingers one gets when eating while gaming was enough motivation for Keith Mullin to start a company whose mission was to find the solution.
Ty Hauter's reputation for successfully branding and marketing restaurants and bars in the capricious hospitality industry is attracting a lot of attention. The 25-year restaurateur and entertainment veteran is foreseeing a bright future for downtown San Diego.
FrostByte Video Inc.’s goal is to get amateur camera-holding dads off the ski slopes.
Shaun Alger, CEO of San Diego-based MyOffice, helps companies relocate and revamp their offices for a living. But on the side, his 26-year-old company is helping keep a local nonprofit afloat.
Upon entering Andrew Skale's office, a visitor is just as likely to be treated to a magic trick as to receive legal advice.
Assiduous entrepreneur James Brennan — co-owner of San Diego exclusive nightclub Stingaree, as well as restaurants Searsucker, Burlap and Gingham — is planning on opening 15 restaurants in the next few years.
Temecula Valley Entrepreneur's Exchange is a business incubator and regional resource center that fosters business growth and economic vitality for entrepreneurs.
May 19, 2015 -- Executive Editor George Chamberlin sits down with Mary Ann McGarry, CEO of Guild Mortgage, to talk about her independent mortgage banking company and being a semifinalist for the 2015 EY Entrepreneur of the Year award.
Join The Daily Transcript as we honor the recipients of this year's Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards.
San Diego Entrepreneur spotlights San Diego’s enterprising people and their ventures.
Join The Daily Transcript as we honor the recipients of this year's Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards.