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.
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.
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.
Dale Stein, Partner of Voice Smart Networks describes how his thirty year old company can manage and maintain your company's phone, computer and entire intrastructure with their technology specialists and support.