San Diego Entrepreneur spotlights San Diego’s enterprising people and their ventures. The Daily Transcript is also teaming up for this year's Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards. Find out who made the cut inside.

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Entrepreneur honored by Forbes for business begun while still attending SDSU

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.

Unique refinance program still available to small businesses

Small-business owners still have time to take advantage of a unique, Small Business Administration loan program to refinance commercial real estate debt.

Honoring the best of the best

For more than 25 years, Ernst & Young has celebrated the entrepreneurial spirit of men and women pursuing innovation and entrepreneurial excellence in their businesses, their teams and their communities.

Five guiding values for great entrepreneurs

What is the real difference between good and great when it comes to an entrepreneur? Why do some people choose to start a business, take on new challenges, evolve and thrive, while others accept the status quo?

Silvergate Bank grows for and with San Diego Businesses

Silvergate Bank, which recently reported its highest annual earnings (2011) in its 24-year history, is a San Diego-based business bank that specializes in helping businesses grow through the provision of innovative, customized banking programs and products tailored specifically to each company’s needs. The bank has assembled a carefully selected team of small-business banking experts, all of whom are committed to providing customers with a fresh and approachable banking experience.


Tom Gildred

Technology & Software

Dave Alberga & Matt Landa

Real Estate & Construction

Sue Farrow

Consumer Products & Services

Reid Carr

Business Services

Scott Dennis & Alex Kunczynski

Life Sciences & Health Care

Daniel Bradbury

Welcome to San Diego Entrepreneur

This inaugural edition of San Diego Entrepreneur celebrates the intrepid spirit and innovative thinking of the people who shape our region and business landscape for the better.

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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.


Watershot founder pairs personal passions with tech advancements

Steve Ogles first got into the camera business in the early 1970s because he wanted to take pictures of his friends surfing.

Passionate startup founder 'never wants to retire'

Dale Stein doesn’t ever want to retire. It just doesn’t make sense to him.

Serial entrepreneur embarks on new project

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.

Gamer Grub takes a bite out of snack industry

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.

Biologist, genetics pioneer, entrepreneur, maverick

He sequenced the human genome in 2001, three years ahead of the public human genome project's schedule, using a “shotgun sequencing” method that is still the industry standard today.

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Entrepreneur Of The Year 2013 semifinalist: Tom Tullie

May 7, 2013 -- George Chamberlin talks with Tom Tullie, chairman/president/CEO of ecoATM, about how the company's service works and Tullie's plans to grow it. Tullie is a semifinalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2013 San Diego awards.

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