Posts Tagged:San Diego

TechCrunch: Cultural Realities Of Latin American Entrepreneurship

Posted Aug 30, 2014 by Derek Footer (@dfooter) Editor’s note: Derek Footer is the Managing Partner of Origo Ventures, a fund focused on early stage technology companies throughout the Latin American region, and the CEO of HardTech Labs, a firm focused on building hardware and biotech ecosystems in the San Diego/Baja region. One of the brilliant…

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Good Morning San Diego: The San Diego Entrepreneur’s Toolkit

With San Diego being one of the most patent-intensive cities in the U.S., it makes sense that more entrepreneurs are flourishing. To aid in the search to find all the right sources is “The San Diego Entrepreneur’s Toolkit.” Steven Cox of TakeLessons.com, Stacey Lankford Pennington of Makers Quarter, and Jon Belmonte of Cedar Ridge Ventures…

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UT San Diego: San Diego, Baja can have sustainable startup ecosystem

By Derek Footer San Diego has everything a successful tech ecosystem needs: great research universities and institutes; vibrant tech industries and companies; a young, diverse, well-educated, tech-savvy workforce; and a beautiful environment where everyone (should) want to live. There is a wealth of software engineering and design talent both on this side of the border…

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Xconomy: Four Ways to Build a Better Ecosystem for Tech Startups in San Diego

By Steven Cox, Founder and CEO of TakeLessons.com Through all the ups and downs of building TakeLessons over the past eight years, I can say with certainty that San Diego’s ecosystem for tech startups is better now than I’ve ever seen it. That said, we have reached a crucial juncture. Our entrepreneurial community can either…

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FOXBusiness.com: San Diego’s HardTech Labs Connects Hardware Startups to Mexican Factories

By Gabrielle Karol, FOXBusiness A new hardware accelerator is looking to combine San Diego’s tech culture with Tijuana, Mexico’s manufacturing skills. HardTech Labs this week announced its “Class Zero,” featuring four startups, three based in San Diego and one in Tijuana.  Owaves aims to produce health-related wearable devices; CleverPet is working on learning consoles for…

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Second Annual San Diego Startup Week to be Held June 17-21

San Diego, CA (April 14, 2014) – StartUp San Diego is proud to announce its second annual San Diego Startup Week, which will take place June 17-21, 2014 in Downtown San Diego. San Diego Startup Week, organized by StartUp San Diego, is the region’s premier catalyst for innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurialism. Featuring a week of…

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San Diego: Why America’s Finest City Is Also Its Most Innovative

A recent Inc. Magazine article dated April 1, 2014 ranked San Diego as a top 20 “most innovative” city in America. Inc. Magazine’s ranking system, determined by the number of patents granted since the year 2000, highlights San Diego with a classic beach-and-palm-dotted-cliffs photo, characterizing our city as both a top “wireless hub,” thanks to…

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StartUp Beat: Cross-border accelerator HardTech Labs launches to tap the strengths of the San Diego and Tijuana area startup ecosystems

By Brian Kovalesky, StartUp Beat editor Hardware startups are hot and drawing significant investor attention, and a new cross-border hardware accelerator that launched last week called HardTech Labs is more proof. The effort is a consortium that bridges the U.S./Mexico border and brings together the San Diego, California and Tijuana, Baja, Mexico startup communities. In the…

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Pando: San Diego’s HardTech Labs opens cross-border hardware accelerator to tap Mexican manufacturing

By Michael Carney In yet another signal that we’re in the midst of a full blown hardware renaissance, the San Diego startup community got its first manufacturing-focused accelerator. HardTech Labs (HTL), which bills itself as a cross-border operation, aims to give founders access to low-cost manufacturing infrastructure in the Mexican towns of Otay Mesa and Tijuana. HardTech…

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Xconomy: Cross-Border Innovation Groups Establish Manufacturing Accelerator

By Bruce V. Bigelow Efforts to strengthen San Diego’s tech startup community by working more closely with the innovation ecosystem in Tijuana has led to the formation of HardTech Labs, a cross-border accelerator program intended to give startup founders access to low-cost manufacturing. HardTech Labs would initially operate as a kind of virtual umbrella group…

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